BTS becomes first K-pop band to go on global stadium tour

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2019-02-20 11:12 Updated : 2019-02-20 16:43
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SEOUL -- BTS is going to set a milestone in South Korea's music history as the first K-pop act to go on a global stadium tour, which has been reserved selectively for top artists. The tour of concerts at big stadiums in eight cities such as Wembley Stadium, an iconic football stadium in London, will begin on May 4.

On Wednesday, Big Hit Entertainment unveiled a new schedule for the group's tour that began in August 2018 to hold extra concerts at landmark stadiums in Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Osaka and Shizuoka. So far, the group has held 42 sold-out concerts for its ongoing world tour.

British fans can see BTS on June 1 at Wembley Stadium. "CONFIRMED BTS | Wembley Stadium | Saturday June 1st 2019," the official Twitter of Wembley Stadium said in a post that drew replies from some 100,000 fans.

Wembley Stadium, with a capacity of 90,000 seats and 15,000 standing audience, is a place with symbolic meaning in the global music industry. The stadium is well known for concert venues for selected musicians including a 1985 benefit concert by Queen and other popular musicians. Queen's Live Aid performance at Wembley was depicted in the latest global hit movie "Bohemian Rhapsody".