BTS at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2017

BTS Cancels Map of the Soul Tour Due to COIVD-19 Variant

It looks like the BTS A.R.M.Y will have to wait a little longer to see BTS in concert.

The K-Pop boy band has officially announced the cancellation of their Map of the Soul World Tour due to the ongoing global pandemic.

The group’s music label, Big Hit Music, made a statement on the Weverse fan platform confirming the cancellation.

“Our company has worked hard to resume preparations for the BTS Map of the Soul Tour, knowing that all fans have been waiting eagerly and long for the tour,” they said. “Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned.”

These precautionary measures come after a wide range of acts have also canceled huge tours amid the concerns of COVID-19, including Nine Inch Nails and Garth Brooks.

The Map of The Soul Tour was first announced in January of 2020, with shows planned in Asia, Europe, and North America throughout the year. The tour has now been postponed for more than 16 months.

Big Hit Music sent out an apology to the BTS Fan Army saying, “Once again, please allow us to offer our sincere apology to all fans who have waited for the BTS Map of the Soul Tour to resume. We are working to prepare a viable schedule and performance format that can meet your expectations, and we will provide updated notices as soon as possible.”

Photo via Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

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