More than a month after BTS started canceling dates for their BTS Map of the Soul Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Korean boy band has announced that it is hosting a free online concert series to entertain fans all around the world during this quarantine period.
Called Bang Bang Con, the virtual event is a two-day marathon of some of the K-pop sensation’s previous concerts, which will all stream on BTS’ BANGTANTV YouTube channel for free beginning Friday, April 17th, at 11 p.m. ET and will continue at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 18th.
The first day will feature the boy band’s 2015 Hwa Yong Yeon Hwa (HYYH) live concert, 2016’s HYYH Epilogue, 2014’s Red Bullet Live trilogy, and 2016’s 3rd Muster. The second day, meanwhile, will feature 2017’s Wings Tour live in Seoul, Wings Tour: The Final, 2018’s 4th Muster, and 2018’s Love Yourself Seoul concert.
BTS Concert At Home
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Bang Bang Con is BTS’ latest effort to continue to connect to their fans amid the ongoing global health crisis. At the end of last March, members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook took part in James Corden’s Homefest special, which also featured Billie Eilish, Andrea Bocelli, Dua Lipa, and other artists.
Also last month, Big Hit Entertainment, BTS’ management agency, launched a series of Korean-language teaching videos featuring the boy band in a bid to establish a stronger connection with their global fans. Called Learn Korean with BTS, the video series uses reassembled footage from the band’s videos, including Run BTS, Bangtan Bomb, and BTS Episode to make the learning experience more immersive and fun.