BTS announces first New Year concert since COVID-19 shutdown
South Korean boy-band sensation BTS will be welcoming the New Year with their first live concert. They were previously forced to call off a world tour because of the novel coronavirus, their management company, Bit Hit Entertainment said on Thursday.
The concert – “2021 New Year’s Eve Live” – will be on December 31. It will be held outside the South Korean capital, Seoul and will include other groups on the label, including, NU’EST, GFriend and ENHYPEN.
Following the stated government safety guidelines, limited seating will be available. The show will also be streamed online for those not able to attend.
“It will be the first concert to feature Big Hit artists in one grand event, capped with the countdown to welcome in the New Year,” Big Hit said.
The seven-member BTS had to call off their tour of nearly 40 concerts in Asia, Europe and the United States in the beginning of April due to the pandemic.
The band hosted a little concert last month and drew more than 990,000 viewers from 191 countries. They made 50 billion in ticket sales.
Since their 2013 debut, the band has ridden a global K-Pop wave with catchy, upbeat music along with lyrics and social campaigns aimed at empowering young people. One of their tracks has topped Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in September.
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