Big Hit Music has canceled BTS “Map of the Soul” World Tour.
Big Hit Music recently announced that it had officially canceled the BTS “Map of the Soul” World Tour due to this reason.
On Friday, the label said in a statement on WeVerse that they have worked hard to resume their preparations for the tour but were ultimately unable to do so.
Big Hit Music also said that it had become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned due to changing circumstances beyond their control.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, BTS’s concerts in Seoul were previously canceled last February 2020, the North American leg was postponed last March, and concerts in Japan and Europe were postponed prior to the start of ticket sales.
In addition, the label said that they regretted that they must inform the public of the formal cancellation of the tour, adding that fans who already reserved tickets for the North American shows will receive e-mails regarding refunds.
Big Hit Music, however, assured that they’re working to prepare a “viable schedule and performance format that can meet your expectations”.
BTS “Map of the Soul” tour was supposed to take place last April 2020 and was slated to become the South Korean pop superstars’ biggest concert to date.
The world tour was meant to be the follow-up to the supergroup’s 2019 “Love Yourself” tour, which drew in more than 2 million people around the world.
Meanwhile, the supergroup’s producer reportedly became the highest-paid employee in South Korea in the first half of 2021 as Kang Hyo-won (also known as Pdogg) outranked some of the richest business leaders in the country.