South Korean singer, actor, and entertainer Lee Seung-gi has quite the successful track record in the entertainment industry, having been given the title “Triple Threat” by the media. His fanbase, Airen, has also been quite supportive with the celebrity’s activities and schedules.
However, it seems that his upcoming concert isn’t seeing the numbers and support that his fans usually give. According to a VDaum article published last April 20, 2023, Lee Seung-gi’s first concert in 10 years, “The Dreamer’s Dream – Chapter 2” is failing to sell out tickets despite having relatively small concert venues. The concert is set to be held in Seoul, Tokyo, Manila, Taipei, and other places.
In the morning of April 20, 2023, according to VDaum, there are still about 25 to 40 seats available for each performance, totaling to 141 unsold seats of the 1,908 capacity set for a 4-day performance. This “inability” to sell out tickets for small concert venues may be a signal to Lee Seung-gi’s popularity declining, which has been called out as a concern by industry insiders.
The start of his declining popularity may be rooted from the announcement of his relationship with actress Lee Da-in back in 2020. His biggest fanclub in South Korea, “Lee Seung-gi Gallery,” publicly protested the actor’s relationship with the actress in 2021 with a protest truck that they sent to his residence.
Although stating that they did respect Lee Seung-gi’s personal life, fans said that they “wouldn’t support a relationship that might compromise his career”. Lee Da-in’s family was embroiled in a stock manipulation scandal in the past, which have also costed the loss of people’s lives.
Most recently, the “Vagabond” star penned a two-part statement addressing the issues surrounding him, his former agency, and his wife. His statement was received with lukewarm reactions, with others saying that he was defending the wrongdoings of his in-laws.
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