BTS cancel South Korea tour dates due to coronavirus fears


BTS have cancelled a run of South Korean dates on their forthcoming world tour following the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

The popular K-pop boyband were scheduled to play in Seoul this April as part of their “Map of the Soul” tour. 

However, the four performances at the Olympic Stadium – on 11, 12, 18 and 19 April – have been called off.

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The entertainment company Big Hit Entertainment announced the news, saying: “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) 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.”

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A view of the empty entrance to the Università Cattolica (Catholic University) in Milan, northern Italy, on 24 February, 2020.

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Empty streets in Daegu, South Korea, on 23 February 2020.

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A lone sanitation worker sits near the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on February 24, 2020.



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