The hit Korean pop Group BTS has united fans around the world online amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: BTS prepared a 2-day online concert with the Map of The Soul: 7 album setlist, with which they were supposed to go on a world tour which was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
The boy band's agency Big Hit Entertainment revealed that 993,000 tickets in 191 countries were sold for BTS's online concert 'BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E' that were held on the 10th and 11th of October. These concerts were scheduled to be held both online and offline, but due to the COVID-19 situation, were available only online.
In addition, Big Hit Entertainment provided not only live streaming but also re-broadcasted streaming (of the previous day's performance) so that more fans could see their favourite idols.
Members Taehyung, Jimin, RM, Jin, Jungkook, Suga and J-hope also showed how deeply they love their Army (the name of the fandom) and shed tears over not being able to see their fans in person.
Army share thanks and admiration in SNS of the performance their favourite band showed:
Yesterday map of the soul ON E ended and i just wanted to say how proud i am of BTS I remember when i first heard them i was like i dont like kpop but they are a bop that’s literally how my love for kpop began— Miny (@lotussyas) October 12, 2020
Thank you @BTS_twt for being you♥️ pic.twitter.com/kPX5Es7USG