Korean pop legend Cho Yong-pil will be holding a national concert tour to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his debut.

The nation-wide tour will kick off at the main Olympic stadium in Seoul on May 12 and continue to major cities across the nation over the first half of this year.

A civilian committee was launched last month to prepare for the tour and various other events to celebrate Cho’s 50th year as a pop singer. The committee consists of experts from various fields, such as academia, performing arts, media and marketing, who love the artist's music.

Debuting in 1968, Cho skyrocketed to stardom after making a solo debut with the single "Come Back to Busan Port" in 1976. He has since put out 18 more full albums to become one of the most influential Korean pop stars.