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BTS Announces Virtual And In-Person Concert ‘Map Of The Soul ON:E’

The concert will take place on October 10 and 11 with an in-person performance and be simultaneously streamed online.

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Global K-pop superstars BTS has announced a forthcoming “online and offline” ‘Map Of The Soul ON:E’ concert is coming this fall.

The South Korean media company Big Hit Entertainment, who represent BTS confirmed the concert during their corporate briefing on August 13, along with other big plans for the idol group.

Soon after, BTS shared a poster for the concert and revealed that it will take place on October 10 and 11. The concert will have an offline audience and be simultaneously streamed online.

Big Hit Entertainment Chairman Bang Si Hyuk also confirmed that fans can look forward to BTS’s upcoming English-language digital single “Dynamite” on August 21, and revealed that the group’s highly anticipated new album is scheduled to drop sometime later this year.

Along with BTS, the multi-label and business system of Big Hit Entertainment also represents TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Seventeen, NU’EST, and GFriend. During the briefing, the company also announced plans to launch a new boy group consisting of the final winners of the competition reality show I-LAND this year, as well as a girl group with Source Music in 2021 and another boy group in 2022.

The highly successful K-pop group comprising of V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook and SUGA already broke the record for the biggest global audience for a paid virtual concert with their June concert ‘BANG BANG CON: The Live’. The virtual show reached over 756,600 concurrent viewers across 107 regions.

The live-stream featured six multi-view screens and saw the band play a 12-song set, including “DOPE,” “Boyz With Fun,” “Like,” “Just One Day,” “Jamais Vu,” “Respect,” “Friends” and “Black Swan.”

The group also recently announced that their latest tour documentary, Break The Silence: The Movie, will be released to movie theaters in over 70 countries this fall. The film will open in select markets, including the UK, beginning September 10, while US audiences can look forward to a theatrical premiere on September 24. Tickets go on sale today, August 13.

Ahead of film, fans can catch BTS on the 2020 MTV VMA Awards on Sunday, August 30, where they will be making their live debut on the show, and compete in three categories: Best Pop, Best K-pop, and Best Choreography.

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