Ahead of their upcoming album, Map of the Soul: 7, which is due to drop on 21 February, BTS has announced their Map of the Soul world tour. The tour will trace from Seoul, South Korea, to nine cities in North America. They will also be making several stops in Japan and Europe.
11, 12, 18, 19 April - Seoul, South Korea @ Olympic Stadium
25, 25 April - Santa Clara, USA @ Levi's Stadium
2, 3 May - Los Angeles, USA @ Rose Bowl Stadium
9, 10 May - Dallas, USA @ Cotton Bowl Stadium
14 May - Orlando, USA @ Camping World Stadium
17 May - Atlanta, USA @ Bobby Dodd Stadium
23, 24 May - New Jersey, USA @ Metlife Stadium
27 May - Washington D.C., USA @ Fedexfield
30, 31 May - Toronto, Canada @ Rogers Centre
5, 6 June - Chicago, USA @ Soldier Field
13, 14 June - ?
28, 29 June - Fukuoka, Japan @ Fukuoka Paypay Dome
3, 4 July - London, UK @ Twickenham Stadium
11, 12 July - Berlin, Germany @ Olympiastadion Berlin
17, 18 July - Barcelona, Spain
23, 25, 26, 30 July - Osaka, Japan @ Kyocera Dome Osaka
1, 2 August - Osaka, Japan @ Kyocera Dome Osaka
7, 8 August - Saitama, Japan @ Metlife Dome
1, 2 September - Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo Dome
Their announcement has been met with a flurry of reactions, with many notably expressing their disbelief at the six shows in Osaka, while others bemoan the dearth of shows taking place in Asia.
The torrent of disappointment is unsurprising, considering the enormous presence of the KPOP giants in Asian countries. However, there remains a sliver of possibility for these fans to receive BTS on their shores, as there are two mystery locations in the tour dates that have yet to be announced. It seems many are still holding out hope.
You will attend bts concert.— MAYCEE ⁷ 💚 (@seokjinmylabsss) January 22, 2020
You will see them live.
You will scream their names and making fanchants with armys.
You will sing with them.
You will part of this beautiful ocean.
DON'T LOSE HOPE ARMYS!!! 💜#MapOfTheSoulTour pic.twitter.com/uyLdUWdR4X
In the meantime, listen to BTS' new track below.