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The Korean boy band have confirmed details of their highly anticipated first US stadium show, which will take place at Citi Field on 6 October
By Molly Long on 13 Aug 2018
K-pop stars BTS will make history this autumn as the first Korean artists to play a stadium show in the US. The highly anticipated stop on their Love Yourself world tour will see them play at the 40,000-capacity Citi Field in New York, home of the New York Mets baseball team, on 6 October.
The announcement of an American stadium show is the latest piece of history made by Korean seven-piece. In May, BTS became the first K-pop act to top the US album charts – Love Yourself, the fifth release from the band, sold a total of 135,000 copies in the US in its first week.
Top tier tickets are expected to fetch $250.00 each.
The Love Yourself world tour, which kicks off on 25 August in Seoul’s Olympic stadium, will see the boy-band make 33 stops across 16 cities in Asia, Europe and North America. All of the currently-released stops on the tour are sold out, including a four-night stint at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and two shows at the O2 in London.
BTS’s RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook are not the only Korean performers enjoying success outside of their native South Korea. For some years now, K-pop has enjoyed a seemingly exponential growth in fans from all over Europe, Australasia and the Americas. Acts such as Big Bang, Girls’ Generation and Exo have been the driving force behind the ‘Korean wave’.
Tickets for the historic New York stadium show will go on sale on 17 August at 16.00 EDT (21.00 BST). Top tier tickets are expected to fetch US$250 each.
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