BTS fans would have to patiently wait for the group’s scheduled tour to happen
On April 28, Big Hit Entertainment announced the difficult decision to defer the BTS’ world tour. A decision made with the “foremost consideration” of the health and safety of artists and fans as a top priority.
The agency posted a notice on the fan community Weverse that it “will completely reschedule the tour and provide a new tour schedule to the fans as soon as it becomes clear when the tour can begin.” This may take considerable time because “with the global spread of COVID-19, in some countries and cities, the level of unpredictability is becoming higher.”
Thousands of ARMY looked forward to seeing RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Currently, Bit Hit aims to ensure BTS can meet their fans as soon as possible and provide them with updates. Due to the pandemic, the agency halted the activities of all artists. It will be creating “new ways” for artists to “engage with fans and respond to the ‘new normal.’”
The seven-member K-pop group was initially scheduled to perform in 18 cities across the globe for a total of 38 concerts. BTS’ Map of the Soul Tour was supposed to start at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul in early April. As a result of COVID-19, the concerts were canceled.
After that, BTS would visit the United States in the cities including Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Toronto. By July to September, the worldwide famous septet was supposed to fly off to Europe and Japan to hold their concerts in Fukuoka, Osaka, Saitama, Tokyo, London, Berlin, and Barcelona.
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