The K-wave shows no sign of abating. Is it even possible to forgo the riveting Korean dramas, the delish dishes, beauty and skincare gems and Samsung! Now enter South Korean sensation BTS. The lads have announced a two-day online event, “BANG BANG CON,” to entertain BTS fans at home while self-isolating.
“BANG BANG CON” will launch at 11 pm EST on Friday, April 17 (11am, April 18 Malaysian time) on a dedicated YouTube channel, where RM and his bandmates will stream a marathon of full-length concerts recorded over the past six years.
The online series will kick off with show performances “BTS 2014 Live Trilogy: Episode II The Red Bullet (2014 Memories),” “2015 BTS Live On Stage” and “2016 BTS Live On Stage: Epilogue.”
Also on the schedule for the first day of “BANG BANG CON” is 2016’s 3rd “Muster,” during which BTS treat their “Army” with a special event at the crossroads between a concert and a fan meetup.
The virtual marathon will continue on Saturday, April 18 with 2017’s “Wings Tour” live in Seoul, “Wings Tour: The Final,” 2018’s 4th “Muster” and 2018’s “BTS World Tour: Love Yourself” show at Seoul Olympic Stadium.
Although all of these concerts have been available to purchase previously, “BANG BANG CON” will stream them in their entirety for the first time for free.
Aside from “BANG BANG CON,” BTS have recently launched Korean-language lessons to “make it easy and fun for global fans who have difficulty enjoying BTS’s music and contents due to the language barrier.”
The three-minutes episodes, released every Monday at 9 pm KST, focus on specific Korean grammar and expressions frequently used by band members RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V and Jungkook.
Both online series were announced more than a month after the South Korean septet began canceling tour dates in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Last March, BTS announced that they were rescheduling the upcoming North American dates for their “Map of the Soul” tour.
The trek was originally scheduled to kick off on April 25 in Santa Clara, California, before winding through Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington DC, Toronto and Chicago.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) March 27, 2020
New North American dates have yet to be announced on BTS’s tour website, while the still-planned “Map of the Soul” dates are set to begin in June in Japan and then continue throughout Asia and Europe through September.
This article was published via AFP Relaxnews.