On Thursday, the management company of BTS, Bit Hit Entertainment, said that the South Korean boyband sensation BTS will welcome in the New Year with the first live concert since they were forced to call off a world tour because of the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
The concert will be on December 31, just outside the South Korean capital, Seoul, and will include other groups on the Big Hit label including GFriend, NU’EST, and ENHYPEN.
In line with the government coronavirus safety guidelines, limited seating will be available, although the numbers were not specified by Big Hit, the online streaming of the show will also be done.
Big Hit said that it will be the first concert to feature Big Hit artists in one grand event, capped with the countdown to welcome in the New Year.
The tour of nearly 40 concerts in Europe, Asia, and the United States had to be called off by the seven-member BTS, which was due to begin in April, because of the outbreak of coronavirus across the world.
A virtual concert was played by them last month, which drew more than 990,000 viewers from 191 countries, and fetched some 50 billion won in ticket sales.
The band has ridden a global K-Pop wave, since its 2013 debut with catchy, upbeat music along with lyrics and social campaigns aimed at the empowerment of young people.
“Dynamite” was their latest hit, it was their first song entirely in English, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the month of September.