John Mayer dedicates first South Korea concert to ferry disaster victims

By Chelsea Lewis,

Rock 'n' roll star, John Mayer, performed his first concert in South Korea and dedicated the performance to the ferry disaster victims.

This was the first time that Mayer had ever performed in South Korea and during the show the "Waiting on the World to Change" singer wore a yellow ribbon that was in honor of the victims of a recent ferry accident that left the country shocked and upset over the tragedy, The Hollywood Reporter added.

This concert from Mayer marks one of the first concerts that has taken place since the disaster. Following the ferry incident, the entertainment industry virtually shut down. Everything from festivals to concerts were called off. Even album releases had been delayed following the disaster that took place on April 16. The accident resulted in 268 deaths. Most of the victims were younger students that ranged in age from 15 to 16. The group had been on a high school trip, 34 of the passengers, 24 of which were students, remained missing as of this past Tuesday.

After the disaster took place, other students wore a yellow ribbon as a gesture of hope for their safe return. Many other individuals in Asia also joined in and wore yellow ribbons in honor of the victims.

Mayer played for over two hours and performed in honor of the victims of the tragedy. He hoped that his music could help to start the healing process.

K Pop Starz reported that Mayer would also be donating his proceeds to the victims and families of the Sewol incident.

 
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