Korean boy band BTS surprised ARMY around the world today (April 26) with the news of their upcoming Love Yourself world tour. The Korean septet shared the announcement via their company’s Twitter account, and shared dates for shows in 11 cities throughout Asia, North America, and Europe, with the promise of more shows getting announced in the future.
The Love Yourself tour will follow the release of next month’s Love Yourself: Tear album, which is slated to be released on May 18. The concert series will kick off with two shows in Seoul on August 25 and 26, then head to Los Angeles for three shows at the Staples Center during the first week of September. The record-breaking group will also perform in four other Stateside cities plus one Canadian one throughout September and October before heading to London, Amsterdam, and Berlin.
A total of 22 shows are currently announced.
The group last toured internationally following the release of their Wings album. The Wings tour consisted of 40 shows throughout cities in Asia, South and North Americas, and Australia.
Tickets for the Los Angeles, Fort Worth, and Newark stops will go sale on May 5 at 10 a.m local time, while tickets for the shows in Oakland, Chicago, and Hamilton tickets will go on sale May 7 at 4 p.m local time.
Along with the Twitter announcement, BTS shared a YouTube video trailer to announce the Love Yourself tour.
BTS Love Yourself Tour Dates:
Seoul, South Korea – Aug. 25-26, Olympic Stadium
Los Angeles, California – Sept. 5-6 and 8, Staples Center
Oakland, California – Sept. 12, Oracle Arena
Fort Worth, Texas – Sept. 15-16, Fort Worth – Convention Center
Hamilton, Ontario – Sept. 20, 22-23, First Ontario Centre
Newark, New Jersey – Sept. 28-29, Prudential Center
Chicago, Illinois – Oct. 2-3, United Center
London, England – Oct. 9-10, The O2 Arena
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Oct. 13, Ziggo Dome
Berlin, German – Oct. 16-17, Mercedes-Benz Arena
Paris, France- Oct. 19-20, Accorhotels Arena
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