Two years after their last in-person concert, South Korean mega group BTS kicked off a four-day concert at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium on Saturday.
The boys are back: The Saturday event marked the first time BTS, consisting of members RM, Jin, V, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin and Jungkook, held an in-person concert since their 2019 Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour.
- The concert, dubbed “Permission to Dance On Stage: Live Play,” kicked off on Saturday and Sunday, with the two remaining appearances scheduled for Dec. 1 and 2.
- BTS has had a jam-packed schedule in the U.S. this month, including a performance at the 2021 American Music Awards on Nov. 21 with Megan Thee Stallion and a guest appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Wednesday.
Ticket problem: Many fans, collectively known as the ARMY, were left scrambling after Ticketmaster made additional tickets available for purchase again on Friday — despite claiming the concert was sold out months ago.
- “Due to production releases, additional tickets are available for BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE LA,” the ticket sales company announced.. “Due to the limited number of tickets available, a select number of previously waitlisted Verified Fans have been selected at random to receive codes to purchase from this late ticket release.”
- Despite the ticket problem, tens of thousands of fans still gathered and lined up outside SoFi Stadium as early as Friday morning for the opening of BTS’ official concert merchandise booth.