They’ve been described as the Beatles of the 21st century (sorry, One Direction, maybe next century) and have performed to sold-out arenas around the globe — and today, the mega popular K-pop band BTS gave its fans a reason to e-screech across social media, with the announcement of show dates and locations for the septet’s next world tour.
The guys will be performing at Hong Kong’s Asiaworld-expo arena, which according to the venue’s official website, can seat up to 14,000 people.
The announcement was made on the social media pages of their entertainment company BigHit Entertainment this morning, and shows that the seven-piece K-pop band will be performing on four nights (March 20-21, and March 23-24), before moving on to Bangkok in April as part of their Love Yourself world tour.
Before coming to Hong Kong, the group will be performing in Taiwan and Singapore.
So far they have sold out arenas in Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.
— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) October 10, 2018
Known for penning hits such as Idol, Fake Love, and Blood, Sweat & Tears, BTS has become a global phenomenon thanks to a formula of boyish good looks + slick dance moves + catchy tunes that mix Korean and English lyrics. Apparently, fans also love that their lyrics address topics that you don’t often hear in the squeaky-clean, uber-cheerful world of K-pop, such as mental health issues, the emptiness of consumerism, and the importance of self-love.
The song Silver Spoon, for instance, talks of the plight of young people who work hard, only to find themselves facing obstacles put in place by a more traditional and rigid older generation.
On top of performing for thousands of screaming fans around the world, including highly publicized performances on popular shows like The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, BTS also made headlines two weeks ago for their six-minute speech on self-acceptance at the United Nations 73rd General Assembly as part of the youth initiative called the Youth 2030: The UN Youth Strategy, where they talked about the virtues of self-acceptance.
No official word on ticket prices start-of-sale dates yet, so watch this space for updates.