BTS, or Bangtan Sonyeondan (‘Bulletproof Boy Scouts’ in English), has enjoyed an immense amount of popularity surge this year. After achieving worldwide prominence during their “Most Beautiful Moment Life” trilogy, the septet continued to boost their popularity by releasing hit singles like “Fire”, “Save Me”, and “Blood, Sweat, & Tears”. With 2016 coming to a close, the group announced that they will have an upcoming tour named “The Wings Tour: 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III”. The BTS 2017 Tour announcement also came with seven dates, with the boys promising there will be “more coming soon”.
Tour Dates and Areas
Check out the full date list below:
February 18-19 – Seoul, Korea (Gocheok Skydome)
March 12 – Santiago, Chile (Movistar Arena)
March 19-20 – Sao Paolo, Brazil (Citibank Hall)
March 24 – Newark, NJ (Prudential Center)
April 1 – Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
KPop Concert Survival Guidelines
Because BTS is a hip-hop group, expect that the concert arena will be filled with energy. BTS is known for their powerful dance moves, impressive live stages, and a cult-like following both local and international. Getting the tickets as early as possible is important because popular acts usually sell out in minutes.
Another thing to consider are the fan signs/boards. There are concert arenas that allow concert goers to bring a small fan sign. This is because fan signs that are too big may block the view of the other attendees and ruin their overall concert experience. Light sticks are also recommended for the concert goers to bring. In a KPop concert, light sticks are also essential. Not only are they beautiful to watch when they are being waved along to the song, but also the absence of light sticks may signify that the artist is being shunned by the crowd.
Concert goers are also advised to bring snacks and water to consume while waiting in line. Sometimes, the artists host a “meet and greet” or “high touch” before the concert. Attendees who avail of this exclusive promo must be in the venue several hours before the concert starts. To prevent hunger and dehydration, attendees must have something to eat and drink with them.
Last but not the least, a KPop concert will not be complete without the attendees memorizing the fan chants to each of the artist’s songs. Fan chants range from the group members’ names to repeating certain lyrics of the song and encouraging words. It is also better if the concert goers sing along to the artist’s songs. Any KPop concert, like the BTS 2017 Tour, is more fun if the attendees are well-prepared.
Check out the teaser for BTS’ 2017 Tour below!