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BTS Cancel ‘Map Of The Soul’ World Tour Due To Covid-19

The latest in an ever-growing long list of acts to cancel music festivals and concerts around the globe, K-pop superstars BTS have cancelled their Map of the Soul world tour due to Covid-19.

Slated to start in April 2020, in support of their seventh studio album Map of the Soul: 7, following an initial temporary postponement, the entire trek has now been completely called off.

In a statement released by Big Hit Music, the band’s management firm: “Our company has worked hard to resume preparations for the BTS Map of the Soul Tour, knowing that all fans have been waiting eagerly and long for the tour. Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned.”

Previously scheduled to launch in Seoul, South Korea, the international 39 show tour would’ve canvassed the U.S., Canada, England, Spain, The Netherlands, and Germany before finishing in Tokyo, Japan.

Over the past years and a half, BTS has released a movie and performed online concerts for paying fans with BTS Map of the Soul ON:E, two pay-per-view virtual concerts in October 2020 attended by 993,000 viewers throughout the world.

In response to the latest act to cancel their shows, Big Hit Music said future plans for the seven-piece boyband may include more virtual concerts. “We are working to prepare a viable schedule and performance format that can meet your expectations, and we will provide updated notices as soon as possible,” the label said.

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Author: Brad LeBeau

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