Big Hit Label has announced that the offline portion of its end-year concert won’t be held after all.
The announcement was posted to Weverse on December 7, it was revealed that the ticketing for the offline concert will be cancelled after the greater Seoul area transitioned to level 2.5 COVID-19 security protocols; the highest level is 3, so the situation in Seoul is currently severe.
Big Hit label stated,
“Big Hit Labels has been preparing for the concert in strict compliance with COVID-19 guidelines so that artists and fans can safely participate in offline concert.
However, as the social distancing levels of COVID-19 got higher, we have decided to cancel the offline performance for the sake of the safety of artists and fans. As a result, the performances will only be conducted via online live streaming without offline viewing in line with the government’s strengthened social distance measures.”
To end their statement, they apologized to the fans who have been looking forward to the offline concert.
BTS, NU’EST, Lee Hyun, Bumzu, GFRIEND, TXT, and ENHYPEN are all set to perform at the end-year concert.
There has been quite a stir among Korean fans regarding the offline concert and its ticket prices, however, Big Hit has not addressed the fans’ complaints.