Pop band BTS cancels concerts amid coronavirus fears

29 Février, 2020, 00:29 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Pop band BTS cancels concerts amid coronavirus fears

BTS have cancelled four concerts in Seoul, South Korea amid the coronavirus crisis.

"It is unavoidable that the concert must be cancelled without further delay", read an announcement in Korean. Their megagroups's newest album, "Map of the Soul: 7", released last week is the most pre-ordered South Korean album of all time.

J-Hope, SUGA, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, V, and Jin of the K-pop boy band BTS visit the "Today" Show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on February 21, 2020.

The seven-member boy band was scheduled to perform April 11-12 and April 18-19 at Seoul's Olympic Stadium.

The Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C.) has also warned Americans against traveling to South Korea.

Newsweek has contacted Big Hit Entertainment for a comment on the latest situation.

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The Bangtan Boys added that the decision was made "after extensive and careful consideration" and asked for "understanding" from their loyal fans, who will receive refunds.

The band announced on Twitter that "we regret to announce that the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR.has been cancelled".

South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infected in the country to 2,022.

The company stressed that the decision was made to cooperate with the government's measures on restricting public events and municipal advisories on the use of cultural and sports facilities. "We know it sucks, as we were looking forward to seeing you all, but hold on to your tickets we'll be announcing the new dates very soon".

K-pop super band BTS on Friday canceled the inaugural Seoul leg of its new world tour set to kick off in April as its home country is struggling to contain mass outbreaks of the novel coronavirus.

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