8th April 2023

Libera in Korea 2023 – Part 1

By: Cameron and Lewis

The Korean tour 2023 started, of course, with a day of flying from London to Seoul. We were exhausted when we arrived, however we kept pushing on and, in the end, once we had got into the proper city we met our Korean promoters and shared some delicious pizza. We then explored around Seoul and went to the President’s old house, which was incredible, with chandeliers worth thousands and stunning views of mountains behind the building. A quick kickaround in the park worked up our appetites for dinner, after which we were all very tired, so we went back to the hotel for a good first sleep.

The slightly cramped, oddly-scented rehearsal room of the next morning was a far cry from the previous luxury of the presidents house, but we made sure we knew what we were doing for our concerts and moose watched carefully on.   After going up the Seoul Tower, because Libera boys love going up towers, we went to a delicious Korean barbecue restaurant where they were cooking pork on the table right in front of our eyes. Everyone loved the restaurant, and many claimed that it was the best food that we had so far.

The next day we had a relaxing morning and then went to a board game café, where were many choices of games from battleships to chess. Our group, including Daniel, Luca, Freddie H and Mitchel played a game of poker with actual chips. However, we were not betting any money. The winner was Mitchel as he bet a lot of his chips but his confidence paid off! After that we went back to the hotel to have a spot of lunch. Then it was time for the concert.

The nerves were high as the first and most important concert was coming up. Waiting in the sides everyone was motivating each other. Once we got on stage the Korean fans loved us they were all very happy and always joyful. During the first chat, after a great performance of Vespera and Sanctus, Pietro shocked and pleased the fans with his amazing Korean language skills. Overall, the concert was amazing and went very smoothly despite some small mistakes. After the concert we went to do signings and it was a great and new experience for many of us.

On a cloudy day we went to the Yeouido Han River Park to do some biking which was very fun as some people were very good, we even did some races for fun. Then that night we had a concert in the world’s largest underground church. We were all miked up and ready to go and the crowd of about 5000 people seemed to like us. We finished with our special encore of Arirang which the crowd loved! After the concert we had pictures taken with some children from the church and it felt like we were superstars.

Before leaving Seoul, we got in a quick sight-seeing opportunity at a local palace where there was lots of cherry blossom and there was even a couple doing their wedding photos. On the way to our next hotel, we had an amazing stop at Lotte world, which was a Korean theme park. This was so cool, there were so many rides, and we had a great time. Some of the rides were extremely cool and one was 70m in the air. Personally, we think the best roller-coaster was the Pharaoh’s Fury, mainly because it was translated as Pharoh’s Furry on many of the signs! We stopped at a pasta place for dinner and all were full and tired after another exciting day on tour.

13 Comments on “Libera in Korea 2023 – Part 1

Jocelyn Clarkson
8th April 2023 at 4:48 pm

So wonderful for the people of Korea to enjoy your beautiful music and you to enjoy their wonderful hospitality! Here’s hoping you will grace the people of the USA with your concerts some day! Coming to London in mid July for the first time in decades!

8th April 2023 at 6:07 pm

Thank you Lewis, Cameron and all of the members and stuffs♡
I’m really glad to see that you guys are having fun☺︎
The first concert that I went was soo amazing!!
I was enchanted on hearing the first chord~
How beautiful and special your voices are!!
Anyway, I’m supporting you guys from Japan☺︎
I hope for your good luck👼

marika, Pietro and Federico granny
8th April 2023 at 6:20 pm

Well done boys! You all are great!!!

Daniel Kim
8th April 2023 at 6:38 pm

I am so happy that you guys are having so much fun here in Korea! Your travel itinerary looks amazing, you guys are visiting all the good places to see that I’m thinking of going to a few of those places myself.
You were amazing on stage. I felt that your music CDs do not do justice to what I heard in the concert, as the music had much more power when I heard them irl. Pietro’s Korean pronunciation was exquisite. Are you sure you haven’t been living in Korea in the past, Pietro? On my and your first concert, I sat on the first row so I did notice some of the small mistakes that you might have meant, but I thought those were really cute mistakes. But those “mistakes” ironically made the concert more memorable for me.
My second visit to your concerts was at the church, where I went with all my family. My daughter really loved you guys, and even my son, who is 8, same as Benjamin, says he had a good time. I see that 2 hours of concert is not really easy on 8-year-old boys, because my son was having some difficulty concentrating near the end, which is why I think it’s amazing on Benjamin’s part to be actually standing on the stage for 2 hours.
I am waiting for my third visit to your concert at Incheon. I really hope to relive that first elation I felt the first concert. Hope to see you guys soon, and I’ll be waiting for your second (and third, hopefully!) part of your travel blog! Thanks for sharing

Chris M
8th April 2023 at 8:55 pm

Thanks for the great blog

Doug Mutton
8th April 2023 at 9:56 pm

What a fascinating experience for all of you! Thank you for sharing your amazing story – I look forward to part two! Safe travels and have lots of fun!

Hoon Park
9th April 2023 at 12:32 am

Thank you for coming to Korea
I was so happy because it was the first performance in 7 years, so yesterday’s performance was also very touching.
When I saw more than 30 angels in person, I felt like I was in heaven.
I don’t know when it will be, but please come back to Korea. I’ll be rooting for you in Korea, too

Glenn Jalmas
9th April 2023 at 1:04 am

Thank you so much Cameron,Lewis and to all the people in Libera in taking the time and effort in sharing this well written blog. It’s been quite a while since the last blog was published way back January of 2020. Looking forward for the upcoming parts in your musical adventures. Hoping to see the group again in the Philippines very soon. Stay safe and Happy Easter.

9th April 2023 at 1:20 am

Great blog as usual. I partially like the photo of the tower and the boys. Glad you like going up there. I love architecture!

Those pipes coming out of the restaurant ceiling are cool! Like something out of Willy Wonka or Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang!

Daniel Kim
11th April 2023 at 11:45 am

Those are air vents that sucks up the smoke from the barbeque. They’re very common in Korea 🙂

9th April 2023 at 2:17 am

Happy Easter! He Has Risen!

Hyena Park
9th April 2023 at 3:53 am

I’m very happy that you guys came to Korea. Thank you for showing me a beautiful performance. I was very touched by this performance. I’m glad you’re having a good time in Korea. I hope you come to Korea again and have a good time next time!

Al Limback
9th April 2023 at 4:35 pm

Thanks and I’m so happy that Libera is on the move again with tours. I glad that you guys had fun…I always enjoy Libera guy singing….I make me calm down from real life stuff…


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