After being the first Korean act to hold a U.S. stadium concert, BTS are launching an exciting stadium world tour.
On February 20, the group’s company, Big Hit Entertainment had announced that BTS would be embarking on another world tour, teasing eight stadium dates.
‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ will kick off at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles on May 4 before continuing the U.S. leg of the stadium tour with stops at Chicago, and New Jersey. BTS will then travel to San Paulo before heading to Europe for their London and Paris shows in June. The group will then hit Japan in July with concerts at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka, and Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA in Shizuoka.
Last year, the group made history as the only Korean act in history to perform at a stadium in the United States, hosting a show at Citi Field in front of an estimated crowd of 40,000 people. ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ sees the Korean powerhouse take on more renowned venues including the likes of Soldier Field, MetLife Stadium, Allianz Parque, Wembley Stadium, and Stade de France.
Tickets are expected to go on sale as early as the beginning of March with shows for U.S. and Europe going on sale on March 1. They are also expected to sell out quickly with Citi Field having sucessfully sold out within half an hour of tickets going on sale. With confirmed stops in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, more dates have yet to be announced for ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’. Any updates can be expected to be listed on BTS’ official webpage for their tours, the newly announced stadium tour having its own separate section on the page.
The new world tour marks BTS as the first Korean act to do a stadium run across the continents. It’s a testament to the group’s remarkable growth, their first solo concert in the United States being only performed to a crowd of 250 at LA Troubadour in 2014.
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