What You Need To Know About The BTS LOVE YOURSELF Tour
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Did you somehow manage to nab a ticket to one of BTS’s upcoming tour stops? If so, congratulations! Tickets to see BTS (or Bangtan Sonyeondan as they’re known in their native Korea) are among the hottest sellers this year. And if you were so lucky to snatch a seat to their concert, there’s quite a lot you should know to better prepare yourself for a fun and memorable experience.
Who Is BTS?
For those who are new to the group, BTS is a Korean boy band formed in Seoul, South Korea under the management company Big Hit Entertainment. Its members include Kim Seokjin, Min Yoongi, Jung Hoseok, Kim Namjoon, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung and Jeon Jungkook. Formed in 2013, BTS started as more of an obscure boy band, but as time passed they began to amass eager fans–known as their “ARMY”–throughout the world.
Their LOVE YOURSELF series marked their record-breaking announcement to the world that they were global superstars, with the three-part music series thus far generating three gold-selling singles in the form of “DNA,” “Mic Drop” and “FAKE LOVE.” This led to a #1 album in LOVE YOURSELF: Tear.
It’s believed that LOVE YOURSELF: Answer, the concluding album in the series, will likely also have a #1 debut on Billboard, marking yet another historical achievement for the septet.
What to Expect at a LOVE YOURSELF Tour Concert
BTS kicked off their tour barely a day after the release of LOVE YOURSELF: Answer, the last album in the LOVE YOURSELF trilogy. The conclusion to the music series brings with it unique and unforgettable solo performances from all seven members of the group.
The Korean group’s concerts are best known for heart-stopping choreography, inclusive “fan chants” (where members of the audience interact with every single song), and unique messages created through Bluetooth-controlled light sticks–aka “ARMY Bombs”–that change into a wide variety of colors throughout the concert.
What time does BTS come on stage?
The time that BTS concerts start may vary by location. For instance, the second day of their Seoul Stadium concert started at around 6 PM local time, while in the U.S. headlining shows typically begin no earlier than 8 PM. There are no opening acts on this tour, so when the show starts it will be a BTS-only event from beginning to end. If you want to know what time they’ll take the stage in your city, call the venue box office for more information.
BTS Love Yourself Tour Setlist
Although the tour’s setlist will largely include songs from the LOVE YOURSELF albums, it’s possible BTS might perform other popular tracks such as “Silver Spoon (Baepsae),” “FIRE” or “DOPE” from earlier eras.
Below is the suspected overall setlist for the upcoming tour.
BTS Setlist Rumors
2. Save ME
3. I’m Fine
4. Magic Shop
5. Trivia: Just Dance
7. I Need U
10. Trivia: Love
12. Boyz With Fun / Attack On Bangtan / Fire / Silver Spoon / Dope
13. Airplane pt.2
15. FAKE LOVE
16. Trivia: Seesaw
18. The Truth Untold (feat. Steve Aoki)
19. Outro: Tear
20. MIC Drop
21. So What
23. Answer: Love Myself
How long is the BTS concert?
According to BTS fans who attended their most recent concert, the show was about three hours long though it might vary slightly based on the setlist and the length of member comments to the audience during and at the end of the show.
What does the BTS concert merchandise look like?
Fans who attended the Seoul concert snapped pictures for social media of the concert merchandise, and there are images of items and prices online as well. Though, you may have to convert from won (the Korean currency) to dollars to understand how much you’ll spend.
Concert attendees will be able to buy everything from hats and T-shirts to phone cases, fans posters, and even the beloved ARMY Bomb! It’s not yet known whether sales taxes will impact projected costs, so bring a little extra money just in case.
Fans who go to a LOVE YOURSELF concert will no doubt be impressed with the remarkable visuals that are part of BTS’ show. Beautiful lighting not only reflects on the giant screens but throughout the arena or stadium. Below you can see videos and images shared by eager fans:
y'all so i posted this video of rainbow army bombs on my Instagram story
AND SO MANY PEOPLE ARE DMING ME WHAT CONCERT IS THIS AND ITS SO COOL
IM SO EFFING PROUD TO SAY BTS LOVE YOURSELF TOUR 🌈😭 #BTSWORLDTOUR @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/56VE6MK0uV
— gra€e | IDOL | 結 (@taehyungsrarity) August 26, 2018
[PHOTO] 180826 #BTS 'Love Yourself' Concert in Seoul
— BTS National (@BTS_National) August 26, 2018
BigHit prepared a “Happy JK Day!” sign with all the ARMY bombs in the crowd! This is so beautiful and gives us a feeling all the birthday preparation for the boys during the concert will be performed wonderfully! ☺️@BTS_twt #BTSLoveYourselfTour #BTS #BTSWORLDTOUR pic.twitter.com/LHp8DxujLV
— BTS Europe 💜 (@BTS__Europe) August 25, 2018
With members of BTS celebrating birthdays during the tour, it’s also possible that there could be birthday events planned at certain city stops.
When will the LOVE YOURSELF Tour be in my city?
The LOVE YOURSELF tour is a global event, with tour stops in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Germany and Japan. If you want to know when BTS will be in your city, check below for upcoming stops or click here for their full list of tour dates. Use code BTS20 for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more when shopping for BTS tickets on SeatGeek!