Big Hit Entertainment has announced changes to the highly anticipated upcoming BTS concerts!
Originally, BTS was scheduled to hold both an online and offline concert with limited offered seats for purchase. The announcement was made when the coronavirus cases in South Korea were under control and relatively low. Unfortunately, the situation recently worsened in South Korea with cases spiking up.
On September 25, Big Hit Entertainment stated that the concert will be held entirely online. Through a statement on Weverse, Big Hit explained why, here is their statement:
This is Big Hit Entertainment.
We would like to provide information regarding the “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E” offline (in-person) concert.
We have been planning the in-person component of our concert in order to try to create an opportunity for our artists and fans to meet, despite the challenges created by COVID-19 and limited by the number of guests we can accommodate due to the current situation. We have been preparing an offline event that fully complies with guidelines provided by public health authorities to ensure the safest environment for our artists and fans.
However, with tightened social distancing regulations, restrictions continue to be placed on public gatherings and events. Under these circumstances and the lack of specific guidelines that apply to these events, it remains extremely difficult to hold an in-person performance at this time.
For these reasons, “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E” will be held online without an offline (in-person) component. We would like to apologize to all fans who have been looking forward to an in-person concert. We beg for your generous understanding.
Please continue to show your interest for the upcoming online-streaming concert “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E.”
The concert will take place on October 10 and 11.
Will you be purchasing a ticket?