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BTS World Tour : Love Yourself
BTS World Tour Love Yourself
World tour by BTS
Associated album Love Yourself 'Her'
Love Yourself 'Tear'
Love Yourself 'Answer'
Start date August 25, 2018
End date TBA
No. of shows 19 in Asia
15 in North America
7 in Europe
41 in Total
Chronology
Previous Episode III: The Wings Tour

BTS World Tour : Love Yourself is the third worldwide concert tour headlined by the South Korean boy band BTS to promote their Love Yourself series, Love Yourself 'Her', Love Yourself 'Tear' and Love Yourself 'Answer'. The tour will begin on August 25, 2018 in South Korea and is set to visit 8 countries thus far, including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands and Germany.

Background

On April 26, 2018, Big Hit Entertainment released a trailer on their official YouTube channel announcing an upcoming world tour. The video revealed an initial schedule of 22 concerts across 11 cities, spanning Seoul to California, Ontario to London, Amsterdam to Paris, with more dates and venues said to be awaiting confirmation. The information was also posted on Big Hit's official website and across all their official social media platforms as well. After news of the world tour broke, multiple hashtags trended worldwide on social media, including the tour's namesake tag – #LOVE_YOURSELF, highlighting the level of anticipation surrounding the event.

Tickets went on sale May 5, 2018 for the Newark, Fort Worth, and Los Angeles shows and sold out in seconds. Due to the high demand, an additional date was added to the Los Angeles lineup, with tickets going on sale May 9, 2018. Tickets for the Oakland, Chicago, and Hamilton shows went on sale May 7, 2018. Tickets for the Hamilton shows sold out in just over an hour, with organizers for the Ontario stop, Core Entertainment, revealing they would have sold out faster if not for the strain put on Ticketmaster's online system due to the heavy influx of site traffic, the likes of which had not been seen for any ticketing held before. All fourteen stops for the North-American leg of the tour were completely sold out.

The London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Paris stops mark the group's biggest European headline shows to date. Tickets went on sale June 1, with the London dates selling out in two minutes, and the Berlin shows selling out in nine minutes. On June 3, news media revealed that all 280,000 tickets for the North American (180,000 seats) and European (100,000 seats) legs of the tour were fully sold out. On July 30, dates for the concerts in Japan were announced on the groups's social media platforms.

On August 4, BigHit Entertainment confirmed all 90,000 tickets for Seoul shows (August 25 and 26) were sold out after the second public sale on August 3.[3][4]

On August 8, BigHit Entertainment announced that BTS would perform at Citi Field in New York, the fifteenth and final stop of the North American leg of the tour. This will make BTS the first Korean artist to hold a concert at a stadium in the United States.[5][6]

Before the international leg of the tour started, Big Hit announced BTS wasn't going to give interviews during the tour, during their American leg they made a couple of exceptions adding two schedules. The first one a conversation with the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles where the group reflected in the message they want to give through music on September 10[ and a performance in the popular TV show America's Got Talent thanks to an invitation by the famous model and host Tyra Banks recorded the same day and aired September 12 on NBC.

Reception

Commercial

On August 4, BigHit Entertainment confirmed all 90,000 tickets for Seoul shows (August 25 and 26) were sold out after the second public sale on August 3. On August 17, it was announced that only from the first two concerts at the Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul, BTS was projected to make USD 8.4 Million (KRW 95 Billion) in ticket revenue alone.

On September 9, Variety announced BTS along the legendary singer Elton John, became in the top touring acts of fall 2018 in United States. BTS entered to the highest-selling act and the best-selling shows list according to StubHub as the "highest-selling average sales per show position". It was also announced by Yahoo Finance BTS became in the top-selling act and top-selling show artist in Canada for Fall 2018.

Critical

From the beginning, The Love Yourself became in the most acclaimed BTS tour yet. For the first concerts in America, local media reported in Los Angeles since the moment fans started to camp outside the Staples Center days ahead the concert. Philip Cosores from Uproxx described BTS' Staples Center 4 night concerts as "Enormous, multi-sensory experience" bringing an "Inclusive" and "Multicultural experience" where music is above any language barrier. Tiffany Taylor from The Hollywood Reporter noted for Billboard News the "Amazing choreography" praising the solo performances and energy of the fans as highlight of the night.

Set List

BTS features two set lists for their concerts. It includes the same songs except for the title medley (#12 to #16)

Number Song Performed by
1. IDOL BTS
2. Save Me BTS
3. I'm Fine BTS
4. Magic Shop BTS
5. Trivia 起: Just Dance J-Hope
6. Euphoria Jungkook
7. I Need U BTS
8. Run BTS
9. Serendipity Jimin
10. Trivia 承: Love RM
11. DNA BTS
12. 21st Century Girl BTS
13. Go Go BTS
14. Blood Sweat & Tears BTS
15. Boy In Luv BTS
16. Danger BTS
17. Airplane Pt.2 BTS
18. Singularity V
19. FAKE LOVE BTS
20. Trivia 轉: Seesaw Suga
21. Epiphany Jin
22. The Truth Untold Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook
23. Outro: Tear RM, Suga and J-Hope
24. MIC Drop BTS
25. So What BTS
26. Anpanman BTS
27. Answer: Love Myself BTS

Number Song Performed by
1. IDOL BTS
2. Save Me BTS
3. I'm Fine BTS
4. Magic Shop BTS
5. Trivia 起: Just Dance J-Hope
6. Euphoria Jungkook
7. I Need U BTS
8. Run BTS
9. Serendipity Jimin
10. Trivia 承: Love RM
11. DNA BTS
12. Boyz with Fun BTS
13. Attack on Bangtan BTS
14. Fire BTS
15. Silver Spoon BTS
16. Dope BTS
17. Airplane Pt.2 BTS
18. Singularity V
19. FAKE LOVE BTS
20. Trivia 轉: Seesaw Suga
21. Epiphany Jin
22. The Truth Untold Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook
23. Outro: Tear RM, Suga and J-Hope
24. MIC Drop BTS
25. So What BTS
26. Anpanman BTS
27. Answer: Love Myself BTS

Number Song Performed by
1. IDOL BTS
2. Save Me BTS
3. I'm Fine BTS
4. Magic Shop BTS
5. Trivia 起: Just Dance J-Hope
6. Euphoria Jungkook
7. I Need U BTS
8. Run BTS
9. Serendipity Jimin
10. Trivia 承: Love RM
11. DNA BTS
12. Dope BTS
13. Go Go BTS
14. Blood Sweat & Tears BTS
15. Boy In Luv BTS
16. Fire BTS
17. Airplane Pt.2 BTS
18. Singularity V
19. FAKE LOVE BTS
20. Trivia 轉: Seesaw Suga
21. Epiphany Jin
22. The Truth Untold Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook
23. Outro: Tear RM, Suga and J-Hope
24. MIC Drop BTS
25. So What BTS
26. Anpanman BTS
27. Answer: Love Myself BTS

Setlist Notes

  • Setlist A:
    • Seoul (August 25, 2018)
    • Los Angeles (September 5 & 8, 2018)
  • Setlist B:
    • Seoul (August 26, 2018)
    • Los Angeles (September 6 & 9, 2018)
    • Oakland (September 12, 2018)
    • Fort Worth (September 15 & 16, 2018)
    • Hamilton (September 20, 22, & 23 2018)
    • Newark (September 29, 2018)
    • Chicago (October 3, 2018)
    • New York (October 6, 2018)
    • London (October 9, 2018)
    • Amsterdam (October 13, 2018)
    • Berlin (October 17, 2018)
    • Paris (October 20, 2018)
    • Tokyo (November 13, 2018)
  • Setlist C:
    • Newark (September 28, 2018)
    • Chicago (October 2, 2018)
    • London (October 10, 2018)
    • Berlin (October 16, 2018)
    • Paris (October 19, 2018)
    • Tokyo (November 14, 2018)

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Attendance
Asia
August 25, 2018 Seoul South Korea Seoul Olympic Stadium 90,000
August 26, 2018
North America
September 5, 2018 Los Angeles United States Staples Center 84,000/84,000
September 6, 2018
September 8, 2018
September 9, 2018
September 12, 2018 Oakland Oracle Arena 20,000/20,000
September 15, 2018 Fort Worth Fort Worth Convention Center 24,000/24,000
September 16, 2018
September 20, 2018 Hamilton Canada FirstOntario Centre 36,000/36,000
September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018
September 28, 2018 Newark United States Prudential Center 36,000/36,000
September 29, 2018
October 2, 2018 Chicago United Center 47,000/47,000
October 3, 2018
October 6, 2018 New York City Citi Field 40,000/40,000
Europe
October 9, 2018 London United Kingdom The O2 Arena 31,475/32,278
October 10, 2018
October 13, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome 17,000/17,000
October 16, 2018 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena 30,000/30,000
October 17, 2018
October 19, 2018 Paris France AccorHotels Arena 40,000/40,000
October 20, 2018
Asia
November 13, 2018 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome 380,000/380,000[N1]
November 14, 2018
November 21, 2018 Osaka Kyocera Dome Osaka
November 23, 2018
November 24, 2018
December 8, 2018 Taoyuan Taiwan Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium 40,000/40,000
December 9, 2018
January 12, 2019 Nagoya Japan Nagoya Dome [N1]
January 13, 2019
January 19, 2019 Singapore Singapore Singapore National Stadium TBA
February 16, 2019 Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome [N1]
February 17, 2019
March 20, 2019 Hong Kong Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Expo Arena TBA
March 21, 2019 TBA
March 23, 2019 TBA
March 24, 2019 TBA
April 6, 2019 Bangkok Thailand Rajamangala National Stadium TBA

Notes

  1. ^ The score data is combined from the shows held in Japan from November 13, 14, 21, 23, 24, January 12, 13, February 16, & 17 respectively.[7]

Trivia

  • On October 9, Jungkook was performing while seated at the group’s October 9 concert in London. Following the rehearsal and sound check, Jungkook was lightly stretching in the waiting room when he collided with floor furnishings and suffered an injury to his heel. Medical staff immediately responded and performed the necessary treatment. The opinion of the medical team is that while the injury is not serious, performing choreography may do further damage to the injured area.

Videos

BTS (방탄소년단) WORLD TOUR "LOVE YOURSELF" SPOT

BTS (방탄소년단) WORLD TOUR "LOVE YOURSELF" SPOT

Gallery

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References