South Korean supergroup BTS has postponed the North American leg of their world tour amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The upcoming North America dates for the highly anticipated “Map of the Soul” tour were originally set on April 25-26 in Santa Clara, Calif., followed by three days in early May at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and then through Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Toronto.
The final stops were supposed to be on June 5-6 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
BTS’ label, Big Hit Entertainment, reportedly decided not to proceed with the original schedule due to the continued spread of the virus throughout the United States, Billboard reports.
According to Big Hit, all the tickets sold will be honored for the new dates which have yet to be determined and announced.
Aside from the changes in the North American dates, the rest of the world tour appears to remain on schedule until further notice. While BTS also canceled its four mid-April concerts in Korea back in February, the group will keep its July schedule for touring Europe for now.
Based on their reaction on social media, the North American BTS ARMY, fans of the international boyband, were mostly relieved of the news of the postponement.
WE’RE ALL STILL SEEING BTS !!!! POSTPONE >>>> CANCEL !!!!!!!!YAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— chrys◡̈tae⁷ (@chaiitae) March 27, 2020
— ⁷ 5/27 BTS (@_MyEpiphany_) March 27, 2020
bighit just announced that bts won’t cancel their north america concerts!! so rt to be in a toronto gc <3
– either days
– be funny & kind
– maybe huh,,, meet at the concert
— mal ⁷⁺²⁰¹³ !! (@TRlVlACORE) March 27, 2020
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