Posted on May 17, 2014
On February 18th, Korea's representative rock band, YB, released their first English-language single, "Cigarette Girl". A reworked translation of their 1999 lyrically witty hit "담배가게 아가씨", originally written by 80s folk singer Song Chang-Sik, it was released ahead of YB's March tour to the US. This will include big concerts in Dallas, Atlanta and LA, and they will also be performing for the third time at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, at which they were the first ever Korean band to play in 2007. After 20 years in the business, 9 studio albums and countless recordings, tours and TV appearances, it is not the first time these veterans have played or recorded English songs, but "Cigarette Girl" is their first international release and is a precursor to their first full-length English album which is promised for June. Having just signed on former Guns 'n Roses manager Doug Goldstein, YB seems set to take Korean rock to the world this year. If you happen to be in the US in March, don't miss them, as well as all the other great Korean bands performing at SXSW!
YB's 2014 U.S. Tour schedule:
For more information on YB, please visit them at the following websites:
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYB
Twitter : https://twitter.com/official_yb
Website : http://ybrocks.com/
Blog : http://blog.naver.com/dmlmg