© 2021 - Recording Academy. Due to the nature of BTS concerts involving travel by thousands of international fans no matter where the performances are held, it is also difficult to resume the tour with the current strict restrictions on cross-border movement still in place. By Seren Morris On 4/28/20 at 11:16 AM EDT. The rest of their Hella Mega Tour — with stops throughout North America, Europe, and Oceania — has not been canceled as of March 23. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } We will stand together. It's also the second installment in BTS' ongoing Map Of The Soul series, which launched with the chart-topping Map of the Soul: Persona EP last April. BTS has canceled their Map of the Soul tour dates in Seoul following growing fears over the coronavirus, which has heavily affected South Korea. Here’s what we know. Earlier this month, the band brought their energy and music (virtually) to fans homes with their streaming home concert series, "BANG BANG CON," where they aired past concerts as far back at 2014. Dubbed the Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima, the visual for "On" is less of a music video and more of a short film. The generous contribution comes just several weeks after BTS and Big Hit donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter Foundation, as well as publicly announcing their allyship with the Black community. "On" will receive an official music video next week (Feb. 28). Map Of The Soul: 7 follows a dazzling performance from BTS at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last month. Huge thanks to @BTS_twt and @BigHitEnt for their generous $1 million donation to #CrewNation https://t.co/N7GTOYHtFG. "I think it's less and less meaningful to divide music into genres now," BTS member Suga said. The event behemoth launched the fund in March with an initial $5 million, pledging to match another $5 million of donations from employees, artists and fans, according to Variety. BTS canceled four shows in Seoul’s Olympic Stadium in April. New dates will be announced at a later time, for whenever it is safe to gather huge crowds again. You can see all seven smiling faces in the trailer below—where you also get a taste of how massive the crowds they draw really are. The tour was originally slated to begin in their home country in April with four nights in Seoul. It’s still possible that the Map of the Soul Tour could be canceled or postponed later. Earlier this month, on June 14, the talented septet shared a live pay-to-watch virtual concert, BANG BANG CON, with their massive BTS ARMY. However, we will work to ensure that BTS and their fans will be able to meet each other as soon as they can. Individuals living and working in any city/country can apply. Responsibility for the accuracy of information provided in stories not written by or specifically prepared for the Academy lies with the story's original source or writer. Big Hit Entertainment shared a statement in anticipation of upcoming changes to BTS’s 2019 Map of the Soul tour schedule on Tuesday (March 24). /*-->*/. BTS had to cancel their 'Map of the Soul: 7' world tour on account of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with the Recording Academy last month, BTS explained their creative approach to Map Of The Soul: 7, which sees the group exploring everything from pop ballads to hip-hop jams. donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter Foundation, https://twitter.com/bts_bighit/status/1274265838053285890, https://twitter.com/BTS_twt/status/1268422690336935943, K-Pop Fans Unite On Twitter To Take Over #WhiteLivesMatter Hashtag With Messages Of Anti-Racism. While BTS has broken many records, trends and barriers, they generally adhere to a clean-cut, non-controversial image (as is typical for many in their genre). That's the genre we want to make and the music that we want. Fellow member RM said he “burst into tears” when he first heard the news the Seoul performances had been canceled. 함께 하겠습니다.We stand against racial discrimination.We condemn violence.You, I and we all have the right to be respected. BTS member Suga donated money to coronavirus relief efforts. All ticket … "The genre is BTS. Kelis Challenges Labels & Streaming Platforms To Pay Black Artists What They Are Owed. At the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last month, they joined Lil Nas X in a star-studded performance of "Old Town Road" that also featured Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo and Mason Ramsey. Mariah Carey, BTS: artists cancel shows amid coronavirus fears Other artists who have announced changes in show schedules include Khalid, Green Day and Avril Lavigne. Event crew personnel who typically make at least half of their income from live events can apply for one-time grants of $1000 via Crew Nation. BTS (Getty Images) Ticketmaster, a ticket sales and distribution company, appears to have angered the BTS ARMY after they were offered a 30-day window for refunds on canceled concerts despite there being no new concert dates yet. ... Coronavirus concerns also spurred the Boston Symphony Orchestra to cancel their 2020 tour of Asia. "This is one of the largest artist donations that has been raised for the Crew Nation fund since its conception," a statement, shared by Variety on June 22, noted. While there are certain countries, regions, and cities where conditions have improved, including Korea, it is difficult to make the decision to begin the tour based on these recent developments. We imagine he wasn’t alone in that reaction. The rest of their Hella Mega Tour — with stops throughout North America, Europe, and Oceania — has not been canceled as of March 23. However, on Feb. 27, Big Hit Entertainment — the band’s agency — announced that the Seoul performances had been canceled: "Please understand that this decision was made after extensive and careful consideration," they said. The positive message made news as it is a rare political statement from the group. The North American leg of the K-pop superstars' 2020 tour, originally slated to begin in April, was already postponed last month—now all upcoming dates have been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, The generous contribution comes from the K-pop supergroup and their management company, Big Hit Entertainment, and follows a $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter earlier this month, The K-pop stars took to their official Twitter to call out racism and violence in a powerful, rare political statement, The striking visual is the latest offering from the South Korean septet's chart-topping album, The track is the lead single off the fourth studio album from the South Korean pop superstars, MusiCares Launches Help for the Holidays Campaign, BTS Cancel 2020 World Tour Due To COVID-19, bts-cancel-2020-map-soul-world-tour-dates-due-covid-19-restrictions, bts-donates-1-million-crew-nation-support-out-work-concert-crews, BTS Makes Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter, bts-makes-statement-support-black-lives-matter, BTS Release New Music Video For "Black Swan", bts-release-stunning-music-video-map-soul-7-single-black-swan, BTS: New Music Video + Album, 'Map Of The Soul: 7', bts-release-epic-music-video-drop-new-album-map-soul-7, Joint Statement Regarding The 2021 GRAMMYs Air Date, BTS Talk New Album 'Map Of The Soul: 7': "The Genre Is BTS", BTS Announce At-Home Concert Streaming Series, "BANG BANG CON", https://twitter.com/Michael_Rapino/status/1275158879978962944, Metallica Launch Month Of Giving, Asking Fans To Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts Together, BTS, Big Hit Entertainment And The BTS Army Donate Over $2 Million To Black Lives Matter. Directed by YongSeok Choi and co-directed by Guzza, both from the Lumpens creative collective, the visual depicts the members of BTS transforming from swans into the song's eponymous black swans onstage. Since the President and the State, Governors have us on Lockdown nationwide and he cannot give us an End Date of when this Pandemic will end you may want to check your ticket company for Refunds/Exchanges. BTS, January 2020 (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) K-pop group BTS have canceled four concerts in South Korea due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus. BTS have canceled a string of homecoming shows in South Korea amid coronavirus concerns. The biggest K-pop band in the world, BTS, is canceling its North America tours over coronavirus concerns. Moreover, it is impossible at this time to predict when the first performance marking the start of the tour will be able to begin," the statement continued. This may require considerable time as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. New genre," the group's Jungkook, V and J-Hope added. ... Studios on February 21, 2020 ... cancelled … 1 album in the U.S., while lead single "ON" currently sits at No. It's also the second installment in BTS' ongoing Map Of The Soul series, which launched with the chart-topping Map Of The Soul: Persona EP last April.