Big Hit Entertainment Releases Official Statement On Future Of BTS’s “Map of the Soul” Tour
Big Hit Entertainment has released an announcement regarding possible changes to BTS’s world tour as a result of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.
On March 24, the agency released an official statement that reads as follows:
Hello, this is Big Hit Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with an update of the preparations for BTS’s “Map of the Soul” tour.
We are closely monitoring the situations in the countries and cities that are part of our upcoming tour. With the global spread of COVID-19, in some countries and cities, the level of unpredictability is becoming higher to prepare for the shows. As a result of the current global circumstances, we anticipate having to make changes to the current tour schedule.
Any cancellations or rescheduling will be based on a policy of full cooperation with the guidance and directives of national and local governments and concert venues to ensure the health and safety of everyone. We are making every effort to proceed with the planned performances where possible, however, details on any changes will be provided separately for each region.
We are also developing plans to secure dates and venues to hold BTS’s “Map of the Soul” tour in Seoul when the situation stabilizes. We ask for your understanding as we continue to strive to deliver a new and better-than-ever experience for the “Map of the Soul” tour to all of our fans who have undoubtedly been disappointed by recent cancellations.
We will continue to place the highest priority on the health and safety of our artists and fans and do our utmost to keep the promises we made to our fans. Once again, we ask for your generous understanding and support from all of our fans looking forward to BTS’s “Map of the Soul” tour.
BTS’s “Map of the Soul” tour was originally set to begin in Seoul on April 11, 12, 18, and 19, but the concerts were canceled due to public health concerns over COVID-19. BTS is currently scheduled to begin holding concerts in North American in late April, also going to Europe and Japan till the tour wraps up in September.