BTS Officially Cancels Their Map of the Soul World Tour – It Was Previously Postponed Due to the Pandemic
The KPop supergroup BTS has been trying to deal with the difficulties of touring during the pandemic since Spring 2020, but now they officially canceled the world tour “Map Of The Soul: 7.”
On their fan-based platform, Weverse, BTS shared that they will cancel the world tour “Map Of The Soul: 7” due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic and logistical difficulties. Big Hit Music, the band’s backer, shared:
“Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned.”
The tour had been originally planned to start in April 2020 in Seoul, then going on tour worldwide, shortly after the band put out its fourth album, which has the same name as the tour.
The COVID-19 pandemic put off what initially was a mere few months delay into a 16-month pause. Now, after the Big Hit Music statement, the tour is officially canceled.
The tour would officially start in South Korea, and it would consist of 39 shows in 18 countries, including several stops in Asia, North America, and Europe, before finishing in Japan.
Big Hit Music suggested that live concerts would be resumed but didn’t mention any specific timeline. However, fans should expect more virtual concerts, as the label said in the statement:
"We are working to prepare a viable schedule and performance format that can meet your expectations, and we will provide updated notices as soon as possible.”
Big Hit Music offered sincere apologies in the name of all the members of the group to the fans who have waited for the BTS Map Of The Soul tour to resume.
The company also mentioned in the statement that fans who have already purchased a ticket for the North American shows would soon receive an email regarding refunds from their original point of purchase.
After the announcement, the fans, some of them part of the BTS "Army," were upset. In addition, the members of the Korean boy band -- RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jin, Jimin, V, and Jungkook -- have all expressed how much they miss performing in front of an audience too.