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Gong Yoo's 5,500-ticket Taiwan event sells out in minutes

2017/03/28 11:32

SEOUL, March 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actor Gong Yoo's upcoming fan meet-and-greet in Taiwan sold out in minutes, according to the star's agency Tuesday.

Tickets for the event scheduled on April 29 at Taipei's Hsingchuang Gymnasium went on sale at 11 a.m. Saturday, exclusively through 7-Eleven retail stores throughout Taiwan, according to Management Soop, which represents Gong.

The company said that tickets were sold out in 10 minutes, adding that "such a result is rare given that the tickets were sold entirely offline."

   The event will be the first Taiwan fan meeting for Gong, who has catapulted into "hallyu" stardom through his hit TV show "Guardian: The Lonely and Great God" and Korean zombie film "Train to Busan." Hallyu refers to the rising global popularity of Korean pop culture.

In this file photo, South Korean actor Gong Yoo greets reporters during a publicity event in Seoul on Aug. 4, 2016, for the movie "Age of Shadows." (Yonhap) In this file photo, South Korean actor Gong Yoo greets reporters during a publicity event in Seoul on Aug. 4, 2016, for the movie "Age of Shadows." (Yonhap)

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