The event behemoth launched the fund in March with an initial $5 million, pledging to match another $5 million of donations from employees, artists and fans, according to Variety. If you’re a fan of BTS (statistically speaking, you probably are — they have millions of ‘em), then you’re no doubt aware of the fact that the K-pop sensation was supposed to be going on their Map of the Soul Tour in 2020. The collective fan armies organized online to take over the hashtags associated with racist responses to #BlackLivesMatter—including #WhiteLivesMatter, #BlueLivesMatter and #MAGA—on Twitter yesterday, June 3. Since the President and the State, Governors have us on Lockdown nationwide and he cannot give us an End Date of when this Pandemic will end you may want to check your ticket company for Refunds/Exchanges. Given that we may all be encouraged to continue social distancing for several months, it’s not difficult to imagine that the rest of BTS’s tour will be canceled or postponed. /*-->*/ We hope to meet again on stage very soon.". All the Details You Need to Know About BTS' "Black Swan" Music Video. Originally, the tour was planned to premiere in Seoul, South Korea with performances on April 11, 12, 18, and 19. At the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last month, they joined Lil Nas X in a star-studded performance of "Old Town Road" that also featured Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo and Mason Ramsey. BTS has canceled their Map of the Soul tour dates in Seoul following growing fears over the coronavirus, which has heavily affected South Korea. The K-pop superstars would've been on tour for the majority of the year, before coronavirus turned live music and the rest of the world upside down earlier this year. The biggest K-pop band in the world, BTS, is canceling its North America tours over coronavirus concerns. That's the genre we want to make and the music that we want. As of February 2020, Big Hit Entertainment canceled the first four tour dates of ... With BTS set to perform at stadiums packed with around 70,000 … Map Of The Soul: 7 marks BTS' first full-length project since their 2018 album, Love Yourself: Tear, which topped the Billboard 200 chart and solidified the group as the first Korean act to accomplish that record-setting feat. BTS may be the biggest music act in the world, but they’re no match for the coronavirus. Why is K-pop's popularity exploding in the United States? Some of the content on this site expresses viewpoints and opinions that are not those of the Recording Academy. Big Hit Entertainment shared a statement in anticipation of upcoming changes to BTS’s 2019 Map of the Soul tour schedule on Tuesday (March 24). Fellow member RM said he “burst into tears” when he first heard the news the Seoul performances had been canceled. The summer dates across Europe and Japan, previously set to wrap up in September, were still on the books until today. The North American leg of the K-pop superstars' 2020 tour, originally slated to begin in April, was already postponed last month—now all upcoming dates have been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, The generous contribution comes from the K-pop supergroup and their management company, Big Hit Entertainment, and follows a $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter earlier this month, The K-pop stars took to their official Twitter to call out racism and violence in a powerful, rare political statement, The striking visual is the latest offering from the South Korean septet's chart-topping album, The track is the lead single off the fourth studio album from the South Korean pop superstars, MusiCares Launches Help for the Holidays Campaign, BTS Cancel 2020 World Tour Due To COVID-19, bts-cancel-2020-map-soul-world-tour-dates-due-covid-19-restrictions, bts-donates-1-million-crew-nation-support-out-work-concert-crews, BTS Makes Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter, bts-makes-statement-support-black-lives-matter, BTS Release New Music Video For "Black Swan", bts-release-stunning-music-video-map-soul-7-single-black-swan, BTS: New Music Video + Album, 'Map Of The Soul: 7', bts-release-epic-music-video-drop-new-album-map-soul-7, Joint Statement Regarding The 2021 GRAMMYs Air Date, BTS Talk New Album 'Map Of The Soul: 7': "The Genre Is BTS", BTS Announce At-Home Concert Streaming Series, "BANG BANG CON", https://twitter.com/Michael_Rapino/status/1275158879978962944, Metallica Launch Month Of Giving, Asking Fans To Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts Together, BTS, Big Hit Entertainment And The BTS Army Donate Over $2 Million To Black Lives Matter. [CDATA[/* >*/ BTS' latest album is Map Of The Soul: 7, released on Feb. 21, the project the tour is in support of. They were originally scheduled to perform in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan. The North American leg of the tour was set to begin in late April, but those dates were put on hold in late March, to be "rescheduled at a later date." Huge thanks to @BTS_twt and @BigHitEnt for their generous $1 million donation to #CrewNation https://t.co/N7GTOYHtFG. BTS Apparently Previewed Part of Their New Album on TikTok Before Its Release, Clinton Kelly's Husband Seems to Shy Away From the Spotlight, Syd and Shea McGee From 'Dream Home Makeover' Are the Parents of Two Kids, 'Cobra Kai' Season 3: Vanessa Rubio Teases Miguel's Recovery, Relationships, and More (EXCLUSIVE), Rapper MF Doom Reportedly Dies at 49 Years Old. "The genre is BTS. Today (Feb. 21), the South Korean boyband and pop superstars dropped their brand-new album, Map Of The Soul: 7. BTS, January 2020 (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) K-pop group BTS have canceled four concerts in South Korea due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus. "Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the previously-announced tour schedule and develop a new schedule. BTS Map Of The Soul tour 2020: UK venues, cancelled South Korea dates and ticket information 1 /35 BTS: The world's biggest boyband - In pictures November 19, 2017 Less than a month before that highly anticiapted fourth studio album dropped, the lovable septet brought "Seoul Town Road" to the 2020 GRAMMYs stage with their fiery performance during Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" spectacular—rewatch it below. Related: K-Pop Fans Unite On Twitter To Take Over #WhiteLivesMatter Hashtag With Messages Of Anti-Racism. They also recently released a new single, "Stay Gold," on June 19. A few BTS members responded to the news of their canceled Seoul shows. "This tour involves the participation of staff and crew from around the world as well as global logistics systems. However, the tour was obviously made up of more than just those few days of performances, so what’s the deal with the rest of the tour? */. Map Of The Soul: 7, the group's fourth studio album, is the latest development in a busy year for BTS. It’s still possible that the Map of the Soul Tour could be canceled or postponed later. BTS Cancel 2020 Map Of The Soul World Tour Dates Due To COVID-19 Restrictions The North American leg of the K-pop superstars' 2020 tour, originally slated to begin in April, was already postponed last month—now all upcoming dates have been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis BTS’s Map of the Soul Tour was planned in support of their Map of the Soul series — so far, they have two albums in the series, entitled Map of the Soul: Persona and Map of the Soul: 7. Learn more about how you can donate to or apply for assistance via the Recording Academy's and MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund. Be the first to find out about GRAMMY nominees, winners, important news, and events. Updated 1904 GMT (0304 HKT) February 28, 2020 BTS has canceled upcoming tour dates over coronavirus concerns. ... Studios on February 21, 2020 ... cancelled … Individuals living and working in any city/country can apply. While there are certain countries, regions, and cities where conditions have improved, including Korea, it is difficult to make the decision to begin the tour based on these recent developments. Simple yet striking, the "Black Swan" video shows the South Korean septet deliver a gorgeous dance performance inside an equally beautiful theater. Responsibility for the accuracy of information provided in stories not written by or specifically prepared for the Academy lies with the story's original source or writer. Naturally, K-pop enthusiasts are wondering — is BTS canceling their tour in 2020? You, I and we all have the right to be respected. Dubbed the Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima, the visual for "On" is less of a music video and more of a short film. i know once bts step on tour they’re about to go REAL CRAZY after not seeing armys for a long time. This may require considerable time as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. The generous contribution comes just several weeks after BTS and Big Hit donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter Foundation, as well as publicly announcing their allyship with the Black community. 1 Hit Without Radio's Help. donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter Foundation, https://twitter.com/bts_bighit/status/1274265838053285890, https://twitter.com/BTS_twt/status/1268422690336935943, K-Pop Fans Unite On Twitter To Take Over #WhiteLivesMatter Hashtag With Messages Of Anti-Racism. * / *! 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