Korean boy band BTS surprised ARMY around the world today with the news of their upcoming Love Yourself world tour. BTS have become global stars and are one of the genre's most established acts. The Korean septet shared the announcement via their company’s Twitter account, and shared dates for shows in 11 cities throughout Asia, North America, and Europe, with the promise of more shows getting announced in the future. The Love Yourself tour will follow the release of next month’s Love Yourself: Tear album, which is slated to be released on May 18.
For the UK fans the BTS tour 2018 will include two nights at the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena in London. The seven-member K Pop group - made up of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V and Junghook - will perform at the venue on 9 and 10 October.
Since forming in 2013, the K-pop stars have been a sensation around the world and amassed a global following. Tour organisers, Big Hit Entertainment said: "BTS will launch a brand-new tour this year, titled Love Yourself, following last year's success of the Trilogy Episode begun in 2014." So far, only confirmed venues and dates have been announced but more will follow.
BTS Love Yourself Tour Dates:
- Seoul, South Korea - Aug. 25-26, Olympic Stadium
- Los Angeles, California - Sept. 5-6 and 8, Staples Center
- Oakland, California - Sept. 12, Oracle Arena
- Fort Worth, Texas - Sept. 15-16, Fort Worth - Convention Center
- Hamilton, Ontario - Sept. 20, 22-23, First Ontario Centre
- Newark, New Jersey - Sept. 28-29, Prudential Center
- Chicago, Illinois - Oct. 2-3, United Center
- London, England - Oct. 9-10, The O2 Arena TICKETS
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Oct. 13, Ziggo Dome
- Berlin, German - Oct. 16-17, Mercedes-Benz Arena TICKETS
- Paris, France- Oct. 19-20, Accorhotels Arena TICKETS