Rock band Powerman 5000 to play for servicemembers in Korea
SEOUL — Rock band Powerman 5000 will play three free shows for servicemembers this weekend.
The first show was to begin Friday at 8 p.m. at the Osan Officers Club, according to a United Service Organizations spokesman.
On Saturday, the band will play at 7 p.m. at the Camp Humphreys Community Center before ending the tour at 7 p.m. Sunday at Camp Casey’s Carey Fitness Center.
The band also was invited as the only U.S. guests for the Bud Rock Festival this weekend in Seoul.
Powerman 5000’s latest album, “Destroy What You Enjoy,” was released in the United States earlier this year but is just now being released in South Korea.
The base concerts are sponsored by the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment.
Powerman 5000 first started out on an independent label in 1994. After releasing two albums, the Boston-based band was signed to DreamWorks Records.
Their major-label debut, “Mega – Kung Fu Radio,” landed the band on tours with acts such as Marilyn Manson and Korn. The follow-up, “Tonight the Stars Revolt,” sold more than 1 million copies.