YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Bases in South Korea will play host in coming weeks to a pair of pop-culture stars with completely different focuses.
Tae Bo master Billy Blanks and country music crooner Darryl Worley, on separate tours, will offer free events for servicemembers throughout the peninsula in October.
For Blanks, who rose to fame as the sculpted purveyor of the kickboxing-style workout routine, the tour begins Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. with a free Tae Bo class at Kunsan Air Base.
Later that night, at 6 p.m., Blanks will hold another public Tae Bo class in Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center. Both workouts will be followed by autograph and photograph sessions, tour organizers said.
Blanks has another busy day on Oct. 15. He’ll host a workout session at 7 a.m. at Chinhae Naval Base, then fly to Osan Air Base, where he’ll hold two more workouts.
The first Osan session, at 11 a.m., is aimed at adults and held in the base gym. The second, at 3:30 p.m., will be held at the Youth Center.
Later that night, at 6:30 p.m., Blanks will hold yet another workout at the Camp Humphreys gym. More public sessions are scheduled Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at Camp Red Cloud and 2 p.m. at Camp Stanley
The tour wraps up Oct. 18 with a 6:30 a.m. Tae Bo session at Yongsan Garrison’s Collier Field House.
Best known for the single “Have You Forgotten,” an unabashed appeal to American patriotism after the Sept. 11 attacks, Darryl Worley will hold at least two free concerts on U.S. bases.
The first is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Camp Casey’s Carey Fitness Center. The second is scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at Camp Red Cloud’s Freedom Hall.
More concerts are planned, but information was not yet available Friday.
Worley also will be promoting his new record, to be released Nov. 2. After his swing through South Korea, Worley is scheduled to play a series of U.S. concert dates in November before joining a USO tour to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan over the Christmas holidays.