BTS Officially Cancels World Tour Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Apologies, BTS ARMY! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the K-pop supergroup has officially cancelled their highly anticipated world tour.

By Kisha Forde Aug 20, 2021 2:34 PMTags
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It will be a while before BTS can officially light the stage up like its dynamite again.

In a statement released on Aug. 20, the K-pop supergroup's label, Big Hit Music, announced they were officially canceling their long-delayed tour due to complications presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
"Our company has worked hard to resume preparations for the BTS Map of the Soul Tour, knowing that all fans have been waiting eagerly and long for the tour," Big Hit Music said in a statement to E! News. "Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned. Therefore, we must announce the cancellation of the BTS Map of the Soul Tour."
The highly anticipated tour—set to kick off in Seoul, South Korea and span 18 countries including the United States and Japan—had an original start date of April 2020. 

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Amid the global pandemic, the world tour, mostly in support of the group's latest album drop, Map of The Soul: 7, has experienced indefinite delays.

The label's statement also said, "We are working to prepare a viable schedule and performance format that can meet your expectations, and we will provide updated notices as soon as possible." The group has performed ticketed virtual shows over the past year.

If you're in need of a little BTS stage action, don't worry: The global sensations gave mind-blowing performances at the 2021 Grammys and this year's Billboard Music Awards. Check them out in the meantime and be prepared to simply melt like butter.

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