BTS Plots ‘Behind The Stage: Permission To Dance’ Photo Exhibition In Las Vegas

The K-pop giants will headline four sold-out dates at the city’s Allegiant Stadium

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BTS Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

BTS will hold a special photo exhibition as part of an extensive pop-up event in Las Vegas as it takes over the city for its Permission To Dance stadium shows. 

The K-pop seven-piece will perform four sold-out concerts at the Nevada city’s Allegiant Stadium between April 8-9 and 15-16. 

Fans heading to Vegas will be able to entertain themselves with a number of official BTS-themed activities around the dates. Beginning on April 5, the city’s Area15 venue will play host to a free pop-up space with exclusive merch, immersive sets, and curated installations, as well as a ticketed photo exhibition, Behind The Stage: Permission To Dance.

The exhibit will “unveil behind the scenes of an entire concert experience,” the group’s label HYBE said. “See the band up-close and personal as they give you a glimpse into their process, feel the energy of being in the crowd and share exclusive moments as they prepare, perform and play.” 

The pop-up shop and exhibition will run through April 17 and will be open from 11am to 11pm. Fans can reserve a space at the pop-up and buy tickets for the exhibit here. 

The event is part of the Korean group’s BTS The City Las Vegas takeover, which will see the area become a playground for its fans, ARMY. The infamous Bellagio Fountain will hold a BTS-themed show on the days of the concerts, while special Korean dining events will take place at restaurants along the strip. Hotels including MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, and more will have BTS-themed rooms, while JEWEL Nightclub will hold four Party In The City club nights, based around the record-breaking band’s music. 

The Permission To Dance On Stage: Las Vegas concerts follow three nights at Seoul’s Jamsil Olympic Stadium in March and four shows at LA’s SoFi Stadium last November and December. 

Last night (April 3), BTS performed live at the Grammys, which was also held in Las Vegas. The group delivered a spy-themed version of their chart-topping single “Butter,” with singer Jin sitting out of the main choreography due to a hand injury. 

In March, “Butter” continued its dominance on the Billboard charts, extending its record at the top of the Hot Trending Songs list to 15 consecutive weeks. The song has been a top performer since its release in May 2021, when it broke Spotify’s first-day streaming record with 11 million streams globally. The official music video for “Butter” also marked the band’s biggest YouTube hit, setting an all-time record on the platform with 108.2 million views in 24 hours.

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