K-pop group BTS released dates for their Map of the Soul Tour on Tuesday, unveiling 40 shows starting in April and going until September. The tour will go through South Korea, USA, Canada, Japan, England, Germany, Spain and an unknown location.
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BTS Announces “Map of the Soul Tour,” Starting In April
The tour will start with two weekends at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on April 11th and 12th, and then again on the 18th and 19th. Similarly, the group kicked off their 2018 tour with two dates at the venue, drawing 90,000 spectators each time. Their last tour ended in October with three shows at the stadium. A promotional video has been released for the first Seoul shows.
North American Leg of The Tour
The group will then start it’s North American leg of the tour, coming to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for shows on the 25th and 26th.
The group will then return to the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles for May 2nd and 3rd. On the 14th, Orlando will play host at the Camping World Stadium for one concert. Atlanta’s Bobby Dodd Stadium will open it’s doors for a concert three days later.
BTS will return to the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for two more shows on May 23rd and 24th. Washington’s FedEx Field will be the venue to follow on the 27th
Canada is being given two events on this tour, with BTS going to the Rogers Centre for back-to-back nights on May 30th and 31st. In what is presumably a promotional stunt, projections of BTS member’s names were shown on the outside of the venue last night, among other places throughout the city.
Uhhh you guys….. why are BTS’ names on the roof of the Rogers Center right now….??? pic.twitter.com/pXPdsGoR5S
— Alexandra ⁷?? (@fakelovesgf) January 21, 2020
The North American leg of the tour (presumably) concludes in early June, with the group performing on the 5th and 6th at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The group has two dates marked on June 13th and 14th that do not have a location attached to them.
European and Asian Tour
While the tour will see many later dates in Japan, BTS will play the 28th and 29th in Fukuoka, Japan at the Fukuoka PayPay Dome before setting off to London, England to perform at the Twickenham Stadium. Their last appearance in London saw them do two shows at Wembley Stadium, selling out both.
Berlin, Germany will be treated to two shows on July the 11th and 12th at the Olympiastadion Berlin. Shortly after, Barcelona’s Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys gets a performance on the 17th and 18th.
The Japanese leg of the tour sees tons of dates. Osaka’s Kyocera Dome Osada will hold six events over the course of late July and early August. MetLife Dome in Saitama gets two shows in early August as well. The famous Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan will welcome back the group on July 1st and 2nd to conclude the tour.
BTS is set to release album Map of the Soul: 7 on February 21st and started the promotional tour for the album in January. In lead-up to the release, two songs have been released, an interlude titled “Shadow” and another song called “Black Swan.”
BTS toured on-and-off from late 2018 to fall of 2019, with the Love Yourself World Tour, which drew over two million in overall attendance and 186 million USD in revenue.