Where the Wind Blows – Kim Kwang-seok’s Musical
"Where the Wind Blows" is one of several musicals based on songs of the late South Korean folk-rock icon Kim Kwang-seok. Check out the selection of "Where the Wind Blows" tickets currently available on StubHub.
Inspired by the late folk-rock activist
Born in 1964, Kim Kwang-seok first caught attention in the late 1980s as the front man of activist folk-rockers Noraereul Channeun Saramdeul before achieving success in a similar outfit called Dongmulwon. He launched his solo career in 1989 with an eponymous LP, following it up with his self-titled sophomore album in 1991, "(Wanna One)," "My Song" in 1992, and "Kim Kwang-seok 4th" in 1994. His worldwide sales tally reached an impressive five million, while he also became renowned for his hugely prolific touring schedule and in 1995 celebrated his historic one thousandth live performance. His legacy has continued to grow since his untimely death a year later, thanks to several compilations, posthumous albums, and an annual concert that pays tribute to his influential body of work. There have also been a number of musicals inspired by his back catalogue, most notably "Where the Wind Blows," which first hit the stage in 2013. You can buy and sell Where the Wind Blows tickets on StubHub.
A touching and heartfelt jukebox musical
In 2013, the first of several musicals based on Kim Kwang-seok’s discography premiered in Seoul. Named after a track from the cherished singer-songwriter’s fourth and final LP, "Where the Wind Blows" was followed by a jukebox musical with similar theme, "The Days," while later that same year, JYJ vocalist Junsu starred in another Kwang-seok-based production—"December." While the latter encompasses obscurities and previously unreleased material, "Where the Wind Blows" focuses entirely on Kwang-seok’s familiar canon of socially-conscious hits, including "Too Painful a Love Was Not Love," "I’ll Become Dust," "In the Street," "A Letter from a Private," "Though I Loved You," "The Night Alone," and of course the title track. In 2014, another musical—this time based on Kwang-seok’s early years—"That Summer, Dongmulwon" was staged. In 2019, "Where the Wind Blows" returned to theaters with a run at the SH Art Hall in the South Korean capital city, Seoul. If you haven’t yet seen the touching tribute to one of South Korea’s most acclaimed folk heroes, then take a look at the various Where the Wind Blows tickets now offered at StubHub.