Korean star Lee Min-ho to tour 10 cities worldwide

Bae Soo-min in Seoul/The Korea Herald
Asia News Network

Seoul (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Hallyu star Lee Min-ho will release his first album in May and perform in 10 cities around the world.

"Finishing up his Korea tour in May, he will move on to his world tour where he will he will be performing in several countries including China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines. The tour will last until July," said Starhaus Entertainment, the actor's agency.

The agency stressed that the actor's new album was intended as a treat for his fans.

"Lee is not going to have an official singing debut," said the agency. "We wanted to return the favor to Lee's loyal fans, after working the last two years to complete the album."

All profits from the concerts will go to charity.

Lee is famous for releasing new singles at his fan meetings, but this is the first time he has released an album.

"I want to be an excellent actor. I do not think I am capable of being a singer," said Lee. "I just wanted to gift my fans with a little present."

Lee, who rose to stardom through hit drama "Boys Over Flowers," has recently been gaining popularity in South America, the Middle East and Europe with the newly released drama series "City Hunter," according to Starhaus Entertainment.