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BTS finishes dome shows in Tokyo

Nov 16,2018
Korean boy band BTS successfully finished its two concerts in Tokyo, drawing a total of 100,000 fans, the group’s management agency said Thursday.

BTS performed about 30 songs live, including the Japanese versions of “I Need You,” “Run” and “DNA,” during the “Love Yourself” concerts at the Tokyo Dome on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The group received an enthusiastic response from fans while performing “Fake Love,” the title track off its latest Japanese single album “Fake Love/Airplane pt. 2” for the first time on the stage, Big Hit Entertainment said.

Before the concerts, BTS was criticized by right-wing Japanese media due to a T-shirt member Jimin wore that bore an image of an atomic bomb on it. On Wednesday, the agency released a statement of apology, saying it had no intention to hurt victims of the atomic bombs.

The venue of the shows was crowded with fans who came to support the band. There were no major protests by right-wing activists over the two days.

BTS will continue their tour of Japanese domes with performances at the Osaka Kyocera Dome on Nov. 21, 23 and 24, the Nagoya Dome on Jan. 12 and 13, and the Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome on Feb. 16 and 17. All tickets have been sold out.

Yonhap