ARMY Around the Globe React to BTS' Love Yourself World Tour Announcement
Korean septet BTS announced their upcoming Love Yourself world tour on Thursday (April 25), surprising fans around the world with the news of more than 20 shows set to be held throughout Asia, North America and Europe, plus the promise of more dates to come.
It will be the first tour from the boy band since they set multiple Billboard records with their Love Yourself: Her and Face Yourself albums and saw "DNA" and "Mic Drop (remix)" with Steve Aoki and Desiigner certified gold by the RIAA. It will be preceded by the release of next month’s Love Yourself: Tear album.
Anticipation is building for BTS’ upcoming world tour, and the official hashtag #Love_Yourself, plus several other related ones, trended worldwide following the news. Here’s what some of their fans, known collectively as ARMY, had to say.
There was excitement, to say the least.
I STILL CANT BELIEVE THAT THEY DROPPED THE DATES LIKE THIS pic.twitter.com/RgSPXUcVez— HITMAN BANG FANBASE : HITMEN (@HITMAN_FANBASE) April 26, 2018
-BTS last year they performed in gocheok sky Dome with 40.000 capacity— ` (@Armys__Crew) April 26, 2018
-This year They're going to start #LOVE_YOURSEL World Tour in Seoul at Olympic Stadium with 70.000 capacity
I'm someone proud of Them.
#LoveYourselfWorldTour#PremiosMTVMiaw #MTVBRKPOPBTS@BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/WcICZONhg4
Some expressed surprise at the grandiose scale of the Love Yourself tour.
Jamsil Stadium is one level of legendary but the O2 Arena....KOREAN artists/performers int he friggin O2 Arena (for their own concert too and not as package Kpop deal)??? O_____O— Kommon Sense (@KommonSense77) April 26, 2018
Never in a million years did I think I'd see this day #LOVE_YOURSELF MORE DATES TO COME
Some ARMY began preparing.
A friendly reminder to everyone one that getting @BTS_twt tickets is basically like the hunger games so whoever is trying to get some make sure to have money in the next month because tickets get released when u least expect it & they run out in mins#BTSWORLDTOUR #LOVE_YOURSELF— Izzy-- (@dancingkingJH) April 26, 2018
BTS world tour:— BANGTAN ---- SONYEONDAN (@bts_ot7_bts) April 22, 2018
-save money for plane ticket, concert ticket, and army light bomb
- buy light bomb
-buy concert tickets
-buy plane ticket
-sing with bts
-wave army bomb with armys#LOVEYOURSELF_轉_Tear #BtsWorldTour #btscomeback #bts @BTS_twt
Others started to come up with ideas for activities.
And some urged people not to inflate ticket prices.
Please do not buy concert tickets just to resell for a higher price,do not buy resale tickets from scalpers, They buy most concert tickets and resell them for 3x 4x the price.Wait for the offical websites to do resales#LOVE_YOURSELF #PremiosMTVMiaw #MTVBRKPOPBTS @BTS_twt— ` (@Armys__Crew) April 26, 2018
Many ARMY who don’t live in one of the cities currently announced for the tour began hoping as “More Dates to Come” also trended.
Dear lord notice India ---- #LOVE_YOURSELF #LOVEYOURSELFWORLDTOUR more dates to come has all my hopes--Fact-India is the 7th largest country in the world by size and 2nd largest by population..its a freaking huge country with vast number of ARMYs.on this map it's this sparkly one pic.twitter.com/aKNIJoZdty— India ---- ×BTS (@IndiaNeedsBTS) April 26, 2018
PRAYING FOR ‼️— s✧ (@ilyjikoook) April 26, 2018
LOVEYOURSELF TOUR IN MNL: MAY 2019
And, ARMY being ARMY, some fans noticed some hidden meanings in the concert’s video trailer.