BTS has canceled several concerts in Korea due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The South Korean boy band made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday (February 27).
According the the tweet, The “Map of the Soul” Tour shows scheduled for April 11, 12, 18, and 19 at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul have been called off. Tickets will be refunded at the purchase price.
“It is unavoidable that the concert must be canceled without further delay,” an announcement reads in Korean (via Variety). “Please understand that this decision was made after extensive and careful consideration.”
Additionally, a third Rose Bowl date appears to have been added to the schedule along with the May 2 and 3 shows in Los Angeles.
With the Seoul cancellations, BTS‘s first tour date will likely be April 25 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Read the full statement from Big Hit Entertainment below.
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“Hello. This is Big Hit Entertainment
We regret to announce that the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR – SEOUL Concert, originally scheduled to be held on April 11 (Sat), 12 (Sun), 18 (Sat) and 19 (Sun) at OLYMPIC STADIUM, has been canceled.
Plans for ‘MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR – SEOUL’ included the involvement of a number of global production companies and a large group of expert international crew, with over 200,000 concertgoers expected to attend.
However, the current global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has made it impossible at this time to predict the scale of the outbreak during the dates of the concert in April, alongside increasing uncertainty about the cross-border movement of concert staff and equipment.
While we hope that the situation will improve, we must take into consideration the health and safety of hundreds of thousands of guests as well as our artists and the dire impact a last-minute cancellation may have on guests from overseas, production companies and staff. We have thus determined that with approximately one month left before the Seoul concert is set to begin, it is unavoidable that the concert must be canceled without further delay.
Please understand that this decision was made after extensive and careful consideration in order to cooperate with the government’s measures on restricting public events as well as municipal advisories on the use of cultural and sports facilities.
Tickets already reserved will be refunded in full through INTERPARK, the official ticket agent. Please refer to the ‘Refund Notice’ below as well as the INTERPARK ticket Webpage (reservation page), or contact the INTERPARK ticket customer service center (1544-1555) for more information.
We would like to sincerely apologize for issuing this notice of cancellation to all of our fans who had been eagerly looking forward to the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR – SEOUL Concert, and we ask for your understanding.
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