Big Hit, which manages K-pop stars BTS, Lee Hyun and TXT, nearly doubled its operating profit, to €49.8m, in 2018, according to its latest financial results
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A BTS-less two months – the Korean boy band takes time off to rest following the release of hit documentary Bring the Soul: The Movie
By Anna Grace on 13 Aug 2019
K-pop stars BTS are taking a break from touring, following their appearance at the Lotte Duty Free Family Concert in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday (11 August).
For the first time since their 2013 debut, the band will be going on “an official and extended period of rest and relaxation”, reads a statement posted on management company Big Hit Entertainment’s Twitter page.
The break is intended to offer BTS members a chance to “recharge” and “enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s”.
The announcement follows the release of the third BTS feature film Bring the Soul: The Movie. The film opened in 110 countries, a record for ‘event cinema’. Since its release, the film has grossed US$4.4 million in the United States and $8.2m elsewhere, totalling $12.6m – a “noisy number for a special-event release” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“BTS will return refreshed and recharged to return all the love you have and continue to show them”
Big Hit Entertainment urges fans to “show consideration” for the band members’ need to rest, should they encounter one of the artists during their time off.
“BTS will return refreshed and recharged to return all the love you have and continue to show them,” concludes the statement.
BTS are scheduled to play a show at Saudi Arabia’s 70,000-capacity King Fahd International stadium on 11 October, before embarking on a three-night run at Seoul’s Olympic stadium (69,950-cap.). Tickets for all dates will become available soon.
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