BTS Becomes The First Asian Act To Sell Out Wembley and Stade de France

Despite only ten days notice of their newly announced world tour, the South Korean act has managed to sell out two stadium shows, setting new records in the process.

On March 1, concert tickets for the European leg of BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ world tour went on sale. Within a matter of hours, the group had written history, becoming the first Asian act to sell out shows at Wembley and Stade de France.

Upon going on sale, tickets for the group’s Wembley show sold out within 90 minutes with their concert at Stade de France following suit within two hours. At full capacity, the U.K.’s Wembley Stadium holds 90,000 people while the Stade de France in Saint-Denis holds 80,000 people.

While selling out two of the biggest stadiums in Europe is an impressive feat, it’s made even more so when taking into account that the group’s extended world tour was only announced last week.

Not only this does mark BTS as the first Kpop group and Korean artist to accomplish selling out shows at these large stadiums; this ultimately cements them in music history as the first Asian act ever to do, aligning them with other legendary icons like Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna, and Beyonce.

Tickets for the group’s North American leg of their world tour are expected to go on sale later in the day. In the meantime, South American fans can anticipate tickets for the Sao Paulo show going on sale on March 11 while the concerts for the group’s Japan run have yet to go on sale.

More dates have yet to be announced for ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ and any updates can be found on BTS’ official world tour webpage.

A gentle reminder to only purchase tickets from official and trusted sellers. There have been accounts in the past of scalpers and online ticket marketplaces being reported causing tickets to be consequently re-released by official promoters for shows that were initially announced to be sold out.

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Written by S. Acierda

If you're reading this, remember to drink water. Been around since Jungkook was still a rapper. Yell at me on Twitter @s_vacierda.