IU to hold first fan concert I+UN1VER5E in September

Singer-actress IU will be holding her highly-anticipated first ever fan concert at the KSPO Dome in Seoul next month, her agency said. The concert, titled I+UN1VER5E, will take place from Sept 23 to 24, 2023. The title reflects the special bond between IU and her fans, UAENAs. It symbolizes all the moments they have shared together, past, present, and future.

According to the agency, this unique event will blend the atmosphere of a fan meeting with a concert. The title UN1VER5E is meant to signify the 15 years between her debut to present day. It is also “a universe through which IU and her fans have been floating together.”

The event will allow IU to get close to her loyal UENAs, and feature music and intimate conversations about their past and future together.

IU’s long journey

IU (whose real name is Lee Ji-Eun) began her career in the entertainment industry at the age of 15. Her stage name is derived from “I” and “You,” symbolizing her desire to bring people together through her music.

IU’s musical prowess was evident from the start. She released her debut mini-album, Lost and Found, in 2008, featuring the hit single Lost Child. This song introduced her as a fresh, soulful voice in the Korean music scene. She quickly gained recognition for her unique vocal style, releasing six studio albums and numerous #1 charting singles.

Over the years, IU’s discography has evolved around various genres, showcasing her versatility as a performer. She is also a successful songwriter, writing for herself and other artists.

IU's single covers
Two of IU’s recent hit singles from 2021.

Star on the small screen

She made her acting debut in the television drama Dream High in 2011, to great success. Her portrayal of Cindy in the popular 2015 series Producer further solidified her status as a talented actress.

She continued to take on diverse roles in dramas like Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Hotel Del Luna, receiving critical acclaim for her performances.

During her 15-year career, IU has consistently demonstrated her ability to evolve, innovate, and inspire. Now, she will have an opportunity to enjoy the moment with her fans. Tickets for the fan concert will be available for IU’s official fan club UAENA on Sept 4, and open to the general public from Sept 6 to 21.

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