Bangtan Boys Kick off World Tour with Concerts in Seoul

      August 27, 2018 10:02

      Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, held concerts in Seoul on Saturday and Sunday.

      The concerts celebrated the release of their new album and marked the beginning of their world tour. More than 90,000 fans watched the concerts.

      They are set to embark on a world tour visiting 16 cities around the world until February next year.

      Members of Bangtan Boys perform on stage at a stadium in Seoul on Sunday. /Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment.

      At Sunday's show, fans greeted the members of the band as they started singing their new song, "Idol."

      Among them, many were ardent fans from overseas who didn't mind paying exorbitant prices, simply to get a chance to catch a glimpse of their idols.

      One Japanese fan said she paid W300,000 for a ticket plus W500,000 for a flight and hotel room (US$1=W1,119). Prices for one of the best seats were, in fact, about W110,000.

      BTS sang nearly 30 songs at the concert. In particular, fans went crazy over "Fake Love," which debuted on the U.S. Billboard chart in May.

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