BTS Returns to Stage in Seoul, Tickets Sell like Hotcakes


BTS, the K-pop supergroup, will perform in front of their home fans for the first time since 2019. At 7 p.m., the first of three “Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul” concerts will begin. at Jamsil Olympic Park in southern Seoul, with two additional performances on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Warm welcome despite Omicron surge

Tens of thousands of BTS fans gathered in Seoul on Thursday for the K-Pop superstars’ first live concert in South Korea since the pandemic, despite Covid regulations prohibiting them from dancing or singing along. Chanting, singing, screaming, and even standing up are all prohibited in South Korea, dealing with an Omicron outbreak, with more than 300,000 cases reported on Thursday.

Big Hit Music said on its Weverse social media platform; They ask for warm applause to show support for the artists.” BTS members expressed their displeasure with the rules ahead of the concert but asked for their patience. A few social media posts revealed that some fans attempted to resell their hard-won tickets after testing positive for the virus, Yahoo News posted. 

Sold out tickets, some fans disappointed 

Despite strict social-distancing prerequisites for BTS fans, known as ARMY, tickets for the three-night stand, which totaled 45,000 seats, sold out in minutes.

When the posters sold out at 1 p.m., about three hours after they went on sale, some fans couldn’t hide their disappointment.The three concerts,  “Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul”  were sold out after few hours after they went on sale exclusively to BTS  ARMY at 8 p.m. the day before a sale to the public, Inquirer.Net reported. 

A 30-year-old fan from Goyang, just north of Seoul, said she waited because she wanted to buy posters and light sticks before going to the concert that evening, but she expected to wait another two hours.

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