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BTS announce four-night Las Vegas residency

K-pop juggernauts BTS have announced a four-night residency at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, US.

The boyband will bring their Permission To Dance On Stage concert to the 65,000-capacity stadium on 8, 9, 15 and 16 April.

All four dates will be broadcast live at the nearby MGM Grand Garden Arena, in what’s being dubbed a ‘live play’ event. The final day of their residency will also be streamed online worldwide.

The Las Vegas concerts will come four months after the group’s last US dates at the SoFi Stadium (cap. 70,000) on 27 and 28 November, and 1 and 2 December 2021.

The four-night residency attracted approximately 813,000 people across the four sold-out shows, becoming the biggest single venue concert engagement by any act in almost a decade.

According to Billboard, the Los Angeles leg of their Permission To Dance On Stage concert series sold 214,000 tickets and grossed US$33.3million.

All four dates will be broadcast live at the nearby MGM Grand Garden Arena, in what’s being dubbed a ‘live play’ event

News of BTS’s Las Vegas residency comes after the boyband announced a three-night run at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium (cap. 70,000) on 10, 12 and 13 March.

The ministry for culture has permitted the group to invite 15,000 people per night to Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul’.

Elsewhere, the boyband’s agency Hybe (formerly Big Hit Entertainment) today announced a 30.8% increase in operating profits in the last year, despite the pandemic.

It almost tripled its revenue from content, such as games and digital comics featuring BTS.

Its takings from merchandise also grew, and that from advertisements, artist appearances and their management more than doubled.

However, concerts have seen a slow recovery with Hybe’s earnings from performances under a quarter of what they were in 2019.

The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and as a music publishing house.

 


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BTS set for South Korea’s largest gigs since 2020

BTS are set to deliver the largest concerts South Korea has seen since the beginning of the pandemic.

The record-breaking K-pop stars are slated to perform three in-person concerts at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul next month.

The ministry for culture has permitted the group to invite 15,000 people per night to the 70,000-capacity outdoor stadium on 10, 12 and 13 March.

The ‘Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul’ shows will be the group’s first in-person concerts in South Korea in around two and a half years.

The country began allowing in-person concerts from November 2021 though, currently, concerts are capped at 50% capacity or 4,000 spectators for indoor facilities.

BTS’s 12 March show will be available for ‘live viewing’ in cinemas in more than 60 countries worldwide

All spectators are required to show proof of vaccination or recent negative test results while organisers must appoint a sufficient number of safety management workers.

The band’s 10 and 13 March shows will be streamed online simultaneously, while their 12 March show will be available for ‘live viewing’ in cinemas across 60+ countries worldwide.

Some regions will be able to watch the performance live, while other parts of the world will be offered a delayed broadcast to better suit their respective time zones. The cinemas will also offer a replay of the live broadcast later in the day.

Last year, the septet marked their return to in-person performances with ‘Permission To Dance On Stage’ in Los Angeles, California. The group held a mini-residency at the brand new SoFi Stadium (cap. 70,000) on 27 and 28 November, and 1 and 2 December 2021.

The residency attracted approximately 813,000 people across the four sold-out shows, becoming the biggest single venue concert engagement by any act in almost a decade.

According to Billboard, the Los Angeles leg of their ‘Permission To Dance On Stage’ concert series sold 214,000 tickets and grossed US$33.3million.

 


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BTS announce mini-residency at LA’s new SoFi stadium

BTS have announced a mini-residency at the brand new SoFi stadium (cap. 70,000) in Los Angeles this winter, promoted by Live Nation.

The record-breaking K-pop stars will bring their ‘Permission to Dance on Stage’ show to Inglewood, California, for four nights.

The in-person concerts will mark the first time BTS have been able to be face-to-face with fans since the 2019 BTS World Tour.

The four shows, taking place on 27, 28 November and 1, 2 December, will follow the group’s recently announced livestream concert scheduled for 24 October.

The ‘BTS Permission to Dance On Stage’ live stream comes a year after the ‘BTS Map of the Soul On:e’ event in October 2020.

The four shows will follow the group’s recently announced livestream concert scheduled for 24 October

The stars grossed an estimated $44 million from the two-day live stream, which reached 993,000 viewers in 191 regions.

BTS’s record label, Big Hit Music, says they decided to hold the concerts in the US after “taking the national and regional health regulations and circumstances into consideration”.

“It is [with] our deepest regret that we are unable to hold more concerts in more areas,” it added. “We will do our best to put on additional concerts for not only Korean fans but fans from all around the world who have been patiently waiting for a long time.”

Fans can register for ‘Permission to Dance on Stage’ tickets here.

 


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