One of the biggest K Pop groups on the planet will perform in North America and Europe
South Korean kpop sensation BTS have announced a 22 date world tour which includes playing in major cities across North America, Europe and Asia.
The seven-member group will begin their tour with 2 dates at their home town of Seoul.
The tour, called Love Yourself, will start in their native South Korea on August 25th and 26th in Seoul’s Jamsil Olympic Stadium. BTS will continue their world tour by playing across major cities in North America and Europe, starting with three nights in Los Angeles. before also heading to Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany and France with more dates being announced.
Tour organisers Big Hit Entertainment said: “BTS will launch a brand-new tour this year, titled Love Yourself, following last year’s success of the Trilogy Episode begun in 2014.
“We have only released the concert schedule whose dates and venues have been confirmed, and will announce further schedules as they are confirmed later on.”
BTS have become global stars and are one of the genre’s most established acts.
Since forming in 2013, the K-pop stars have been a sensation around the world and amassed a global following.
The band will release their third studio album on May 18 and will premiere new single We Are So Excited at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May.
The group announced their arrival on the international music scene when they became the first K-pop group to win a prestigious Billboard Music Award beating the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Selna Gomez in the Top Social Artist catagory, voted for by fans.
The win marked a breakthrough for the K-pop genre, which has long tried to crack Western markets.
In Novermber BTS made history again by being the first Korean boy band to ever perform at the American Music Awards.
The group use hip hop and R&B styles to sing about social issues including mental health, bullying and consumerism. In June 2017, Time magazine named the band one of the 25 most influential people on the internet.
BTS Tour Dates
September 5th – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
September 6th – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
September 8th – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
September 12th – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
September 15th – Fort Worth, TX @ Fort Worth Convention Center
September 16th – Fort Worth, TX @ Fort Worth Convention Center
September 20th – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre
September 22nd – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
September 23rd – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
September 28th – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
September 29th – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 2nd – Chicago, IL @ United Center
October 3rd – Chicago, IL @ United Center
October 9th – London, UK @ The O2 Arena
October 10th -London, UK @ The O2 Arena
October 13th – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
October 16th – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
October 17th – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
October 19th – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena
October 20th – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena