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BTS cancel world tour as coronavirus resurges

Big Hit Music blamed “changing circumstances beyond our control” for the axed dates.

August 20, 2021
BTS cancel world tour as coronavirus resurges BTS. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp.  

The first coronavirus outbreak forced BTS to postpone their long-awaited "Map of the World Tour" in mid-2020 after just four shows. Now, CNN reports that the K-pop band has officially cancelled the rest of their remaining 34 tour dates.

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Big Hit Music, the band's label, announced the cancellation on the BTS social media platform Weverse. "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. Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned."

The label added that it is "working to prepare a viable schedule and performance format that can meet your expectations" and promised updates to come.

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In the last year, BTS has shared the English language singles "Dynamite," "Butter," and "Permission To Dance."

BTS cancel world tour as coronavirus resurges