BTS is first Korean act to hold concert in a US stadium

BTS becomes the first Korean act to hold a concert in a US stadium with the addition of Citi Field as a venue for their latest BTS World Tour.

by Jessie Mendoza

South Korean boy band BTS (a.k.a. Bangtan Boys) recently added Citi Field in New York as the 15th and last stop of the North American leg of their ‘BTS World Tour: Love Yourself’.

This makes BTS the first-ever Korean pop act to perform at a stadium in the United States (US).

The Citi Field stadium has a capacity of 45,000, including standing room. It is the home field of the New York Mets, a professional baseball team that competes in Major League Baseball.

Citi Field is also be the biggest venue for the North American leg of the BTS concert tour.

‘BTS World Tour: Love Yourself’ Schedule

BTS members, namely, Kim Tae-hyung (V), Jeon Jung-kook, Park Ji-min, Min Yoon-gi (Suga), Kim Seok-jin (Jin), Jung Ho-seok (J-Hope), and Kim Nam-joon (Rap Monster); will have a hectic schedule ahead of them.

The ‘BTS World Tour: Love Yourself’ is the band’s third worldwide concert tour and will kickoff on August 25, 2018 in South Korea, at the Seoul Olympic Stadium.

The North American leg follows with 15 shows in 7 different venues in the United States and Canada, including: the Staples Center, Oracle Arena, Fort Worth Convention Center, First Ontario Centre, Prudential Center, the United Center, and Citi Field, which is the latest addition on the list.

Tour dates for North America will start on September 5 and will end on October 6,2018.

In Europe, BTS is scheduled to perform in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, and France; for a total of 7 shows from October 9 to October 20, 2018.

By November 13, 2018, the Bangtan Boys will go back to Asia, specifically Japan. BTS will hold a total of 9 shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.

As of now, the ‘BTS World Tour: Love Yourself’ is scheduled to have its last show on February 17, 2019 in Fukuoka, Japan.

But it seems that more show dates will be announced by Big Hit Entertainment, the management team behind the success of BTS. The words “More Dates to Come” is still printed at the bottom of the concert schedule on the BTS website.

Except for the upcoming shows in Japan and the additional Citi Field performance, all concert tickets for ‘BTS World Tour: Love Yourself’ have been sold out.

Manila is not included in the ‘BTS World Tour: Love Yourself’. But the seven-member South Korean boy band had already performed in 2014, 2016, and most recently in May 2017, in the Philippines.

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