K-pop's G Dragon eager for challenge of solo tour

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South Korean singer G-Dragon attends a news conference to promote his world concert tour "One of a Kind" in Hong Kong Friday, May 17, 2013. G-Dragon will hold his concert in May 17 and 18 here. (AP Photo)

HONG KONG (AP) — The King of K-pop says reigning on a solo tour is a challenge but one he wouldn't want to miss.

G Dragon says he tries to separate his solo performances from how Big Bang performs. The band works as a team, and G Dragon says the concept is of artists collaborating. But "when I perform as a solo, I think a lot about what I always wanted to do but have not done yet,"

He says he asks a lot of himself, which causes stress, but "now I'm getting used to it and able to enjoy myself. I think many people see me in that way, too."

Big Bang is immensely popular throughout Asia, but G Dragon says he keeps himself grounded.

He says he doesn't assess himself that highly, and he and the other band members "can be humble when we think ourselves as a third party." And since musicians and situations change so fast, he tries to remember where he started, "to live a life without regrets."

The singer spoke while in Hong Kong on his first solo concert tour, "One of a Kind." He's performing later in Shanghai, Bangkok, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Singapore.