Though BTS were forced to cancel their worldwide tour, amid the global pandemic, they won’t let their BTS ARMY down. The South Korean superstars have just announced a live, 90-minute virtual concert, “Bang Bang Con The Live”, streaming 14 June at 6:00 p.m. KST (5:00 AM EST).
The paid concert will be broadcast via the k-pop sensation’s WeVerse app, while the seven-piece group will perform their “un-tact” (no-contact) show together in the same room.
BTS have been offering their fans plenty of content throughout the past two months of quarantine. In April, the group streamed a weekend full of archived concert footage, spanning six years of shows. The live-stream event, called BANG BANG CON, was broadcast on the band’s YouTube page and garnered over 50 million total views.
On Tuesday, BTS premiered their Break The Silence docuseries on WeVerse, which follows the group through their 2018 “Love Yourself” tour and their “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” tour extension in 2019.
In late March, meanwhile, the group joined Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and John Legend for James Corden’s “Home Fest”, to raise money for the CDC Foundation and Feed the Children.
Coming up, the band will participate in YouTube’s virtual graduation event, Dear Class Of 2020, on 6 June. They will join an all-star lineup of artists, thought leaders, politicians and tastemakers, including former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga. BTS will also perform a virtual afterparty.
The band, who released their newest album, Map Of The Soul: 7 on 21 February, were set to launch a worldwide arena tour around the release, prior to the COVID-19 crisis. The tour included 18 shows in North America, with multiple dates scheduled at Pasadena’s historic Rose Bowl, Toronto’s Rogers Centre, and the MetLife Stadium, outside of New York.