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BTS Announce 'Permission to Dance' Livestream Concert

Like so many artists, BTS have been cooling their heels during the COVID-19 pandemic, unable to perform in person for their beloved ARMY due to the global outbreak. But on Wednesday (Sept. 15), the K-pop superstars brought a ray of hope to all those fans thirsting to see them live with the announcement of the upcoming Oct. 24 "BTS Permission to Dance On Stage" livestream.

The group revealed the event in a video in which they promised, "we're going to meet ARMY through online streaming... our stage is where you are. Please enjoy the concert with us that day!" The news was accompanied by a poster featuring the color scheme from the "Butter" CD single, which is backed by the b-side hit "Permission to Dance." It's their first concert in nearly a year, following-up on the "BTS Map of the Soul On:e" event from Oct. 2020. According to the release, that show was viewed in 191 countries/regions and used AR and XR tech that allowed the septet to interact with their followers via the "ARMY on Air" fan event.

At press time no additional information was available on the concert, though the poster for the event indicates that it will air at 5:30 a.m. ET. BTS had planned to kick off the "BTS Map of the Soul" tour in April 2020, but were forced to cancel the dates due to pandemic travel restrictions.

Check out the announcement below.