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BTS to stage live online concert next month in time of virus quarantine

All Headlines 16:08 May 14, 2020

SEOUL, May 14 (Yonhap) -- Having rescheduled the entire itinerary of its world tour this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, K-pop boy band BTS will stage a live online concert next month, inviting fans from across the world, its management agency said Thursday.

The septet will connect with its fans "Army" through the livestreaming event, "Bang Bang Con the Live," on the evening of June 14 (Korean time), Big Hit Entertainment announced on the Weverse mobile application and its SNS accounts.

"With a concept of inviting fans to a chamber of BTS ... the ticketed livestreaming show will last for 90 minutes, starting at 6 p.m. on June 14," according to Big Hit. Chamber translates into "bang" in the Korean language.

It is the latest online event that BTS will engage in as the band steps up online activities in the time of self-quarantining over COVID-19.

The entire global itinerary of BTS' 2020 world concert series, "Map of the Soul Tour," was put on hold due to the pandemic, which left the band stranded at home.

Last month, BTS provided free online streams of eight of its previous concerts, reaching out to its fans under self-quarantine at home and abroad. A total of 2.24 million fans simultaneously connected to the two-day livestreaming event.

Tickets for the upcoming "Bang Bang Con the Live" will be available for purchase on the Weverse Shop online application starting on June 1.

A promotional image for "Bang Bang Con the Live," provided by Big Hit Entertainment (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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