K-Pop group BTS set to perform for their first concert since 2019 at Sofi Stadium


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: (LR) J-Hope, V, Suga, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook and RM of BTS perform onstage during the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California . (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty

BTS’s army is expected to be in full force when South Korea’s seven-member supergroup perform their first live concert since 2019 on Saturday night at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood.

Fans from as far away as South Korea and across the United States have already lined up to buy merchandise ahead of the sold-out “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage – Live Play” concerts at 7:30 pm Saturday and Sunday and again on December 1 and 2. The concerts will also be broadcast on venewlive.com.

The more than a mile long line snaked around the stadium in early Friday morning as tens of thousands of fans gathered to purchase merchandise as presales opened.

SkyFOX on SoFi Stadium as people line up to buy BTS merchandise

Ariel’s view of the crowd at SoFI Stadium

SkyFOX was at SoFi Stadium on Friday afternoon as hundreds of people lined up.

“I waited half past nine yesterday,” @kzw_kim tweeted. ” I did not expect that ! I stood in line at 10:20 am and finally arrived at the merchandise stand around 8:00 pm ”

Despite the long wait, most fans said it was worth it.

“I waited all day to buy some merchandise, but it was worth it,” the MIZO fan tweeted. “I heard them training for concerts, I heard them, how excited they were to finally meet ARMY, and they even came to see us while we were waiting in the long line.”

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BTS consists of three rappers and four singers and debuted in 2013. The group has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, making them one of the most popular K-Pop groups and one of the most successful boy groups of all time. In 2020, they were the best-selling artists in the world, beating Taylor Swift and Drake.

This year, BTS released three No.1 singles and won a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance for their song “Dynamite”. The group was nominated in the same category last year.

Earlier this month, BTS won three American Music Awards.

In recent years, BTS has also dominated social media, creating 19 of the most retweeted tweets of all time with a legion of fans around the world calling themselves the BTS Army.

“Seven boys from Korea, united by the love of music, have met the love and support of all armies around the world,” member RM said as the group accepted one of their AMA awards. “This is all a miracle. Seriously, we would never take this for granted.”

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