Korean Boy Band Takes Persona Tour Across Asia

5-man Korean boy band SS501 (pronounced Double-S 5-0-1) will perform a concert at the Taipei Arena on October 16 as part of their Personal Asia Tour. The tour began in Seoul August 1 and will continue through November 14 in Shanghai.

Since its 2005 debut the group has achieved stardom on the strength of its uniformly pretty-boy looks, slick dance moves and a successful foray into TV drama under the Title Boys Over Flower, an obvious play toward young female sensibilities. The group’s teeny-bopper orientation is also evident in the rationale behind its name. The SS stand for Super Star while the numerals represent “five united as one forever.”