Bangtan Boys' Global Tour Rakes in Over W200 Billion

  • Arirang News

    October 30, 2019 09:48

    Super boyband Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, wrapped up their six-month world tour in Seoul on Tuesday.

    Fans pose before a Bangtan Boys concert in Seoul on Tuesday. /Yonhap

    They dazzled over 1 million fans in seven countries including the U.S., Brazil, the U.K. and France.

    The band's agency estimates the tour generated over W200 billion from ticket sales and merchandise (US$1=W1,166).

    K-pop band Bangtan Boys perform in Seoul on Tuesday. /Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment

    Some 800,000 overseas BTS fans visited Korea last year solely to see their idols, accounting for seven percent of the total visitors to Korea.

    Adding the increased interest in the Korean language and other cultural effects that it is hard to put a precise monetary value on, BTS' impact on their home country is even more pronounced.

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