BTS adds five dates to stadium tour
Competition was fierce between ARMY, the moniker for BTS fans, as they hurried to secure their place at one of the five shows that went on sale that day - Los Angeles’ Rose Bowl Stadium on May 4, Chicago’s Soldier Field on May 11, the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on May 18, London’s Wembley Stadium on June 1 and Paris’ Stade de France on June 7.
Their show at Wembley, which can seat 90,000 people and have hosted performances by global superstars like Michael Jackson, Queen and Beyonce, sold out in just 90 minutes. To the fans’ relief, each of the five stadiums announced that they would add a show on the days following the original dates.
Tickets for the new dates have yet to go on sale. Fans can also try their luck getting a glimpse of the popular boy group by securing tickets for BTS’ Sao Paulo, Osaka and Shizuoka shows - slated for May 25, July 6-7 and July 13-14 - which have yet to go on sale.
BTS’ agency Big Hit Entertainment left room for more concert dates in the future, leaving a mysterious “More Dates To Come” on the group’s official world tour site.
By Kim Eun-jin