BTS Sell Out 'Love Yourself: Speak Yourself' Stadium Dates in England, France & U.S.

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Peter Ash Lee
From left: V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope of BTS photographed Jan. 19 at Korea House in Seoul. Styling by Lee Ha Jung. V, Suga and J-Hope wear Saint Laurent tops and jackets. Jin wears a COS top and Saint Laurent jacket and shoes. Jungkook wears a COS top, Saint Laurent jacket and Prada shoes. RM wears a Saint Laurent jacket and shoes. Jimin wears a Saint Laurent top, jacket and shoes. 

Billboard 200 chart-toppers BTS continue to dominate, this time selling out four stadiums for their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour across the United States and Europe, including London’s Wembley and LA's Rose Bowl.  

Tickets for Wembley Stadium kicked off the day, going on sale at 8:30 a.m. local time, and U.K. outlet Metro reported that it sold out in 90 minutes. At 1:40 p.m. local, the stadium’s official Twitter account tweeted that BTS’ June 1 date at the venue was sold out and alerted fans to stay tuned to an announcement coming Saturday.   

Paris' Stade de France similarly kept fans updated, and after tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. local time, the Twitter account shared that the June 7 date was sold out, posting around 2:30 p.m. local time.

Tickets began going on sale for the Stateside shows at 9 a.m. in their local timezones, and similarly shortly sold out. New Jersey’s Metlife Stadium and Live Nation Chicago -- Chicago’s Soldier Field would tweet later in the day -- each shared the news two and a half hours after tickets went on sale and also hinted to further information coming Saturday. By 12:30 p.m. PT, just a few hours after the tickets went on sale for BTS' LA-area show at Pasadena, Calif.'s Rose Bowl Stadium on May 4, BTS' website, which had been updating throughout the day, had declared all five stops sold out. Shortly after, the Rose Bowl tweeted a similar post, announcing the show was sold out and hinting to more news to come on Saturday. 

Billboard has reached out to Ticketmaster and BTS' company, Big Hit Enterainment, for further details regarding precise sell-out times for the U.S shows. 

There were some difficulties in the Stateside ticket sales, including fans unable to access the queue and others getting blocked under suspicion of being bots. Ticketmaster told Billboard: “The BTS Army has showed up in force for today’s onsale. We have already seen incredibly high demand with hundreds of thousands of fans queuing to purchase tickets for two of the band’s three shows. This speaks to BTS' far-reaching appeal and the dedication of their amazing fans around the world. We apologize for any inconvenience fans may have encountered in the shopping experience. There are not enough tickets to satisfy the massive demand for this artist’s live shows.”

Many fans posted on social media that they resorted to calling venues and Ticketmaster in order to purchase tickets after facing difficulties.