- Big Hit Entertainment announced changes to the upcoming “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E” concert that restricts the in-person component due to COVID-19.
Previously, the agency announced that the upcoming concert would be held in a hybrid online and offline format with a limited number of in-person seats available for purchase.
However, as social distancing regulations and tighter restrictions continue in place on public gatherings and events due to COVID-19, the concert will not be held as previously planned.
The “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E” concert scheduled for October 10 and 11 will be held entirely online.
Here is the official statement:
This is Big Hit Entertainment.
We would like to provide information regarding the “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E” offline (in-person) concert.
We have been planning the in-person component of our concert in order to try to create an opportunity for our artists and fans to meet, despite the challenges created by COVID-19 and limited by the number of guests we can accommodate due to the current situation. We have been preparing an offline event that fully complies with guidelines provided by public health authorities to ensure the safest environment for our artists and fans.
However, with tightened social distancing regulations, restrictions continue to be placed on public gatherings and events. Under these circumstances and the lack of specific guidelines that apply to these events, it remains extremely difficult to hold an in-person performance at this time.
For these reasons, “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E” will be held online without an offline (in-person) component. We would like to apologize to all fans who have been looking forward to an in-person concert. We beg for your generous understanding.
Please continue to show your interest for the upcoming online-streaming concert “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E.”