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BTS world tour kicks off in Los Angeles

May 06,2019
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K-pop sensation BTS kicked off its world tour at a 90,000-seat stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The septet performed before sold-out crowds at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday and will have another concert on Sunday, according to its management agency.

The “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” stadium tour follows last month’s release of BTS’ new EP “Map of the Soul: Persona” that became its third No. 1 Billboard 200 album.

On Wednesday, the band won two awards at this year’s Billboard Music Awards and became the first K-pop artists to win in the major Top Duo/Group category.

After Los Angeles, the tour will take the band to Soldier Field in Chicago next Saturday and Sunday, and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey from May 18 to 19.

On May 15, BTS will kick off the annual Summer Concert series hosted by ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It is a free concert series held in New York’s Central Park until Aug. 30.

On the same day, BTS will appear on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

After finishing its scheduled events in the United States, the boys will perform at stadiums in Sao Paulo from May 25 to 26, London from June 1 to 2, Paris from June 7 to 8, and Japan’s Osaka and Shizuoka from July 6 to 7 and 13 to 14, respectively.

Yonhap