Rain Testifies

South Korean pop star and actor Rain says he had every intention of performing in Hawaii and other U.S. states, but a series of abrupt concert cancellations were out of his control.

The 26-year-old appeared in U.S. District Court in Honolulu in a civil trial Monday involving the cancellation of his scheduled June 15, 2007, concert in Honolulu.

Hawaii-based Click Entertainment Inc. alleges Rain and his managers breached a contract and defrauded it of $500,000 in licensing fees, plus nearly $1 million in other expenses to stage the event.

Rain said he’s not the person that canceled the concerts, and would “love to perform in North America.”