Map of the Soul ON:E follows their previous pay-per-view online concert BANG BANG CON The Live from June 14, which holds the Guinness World Record for most viewers for a music concert livestream with 756,000 fans from more than 100 countries tuning in. But the production costs this time around are eight times bigger.
That’s because the South Korean septet will perform on four massive stages to give the illusion they’re at four various venues while utilizing AR, XR and 4K/HD technology for a more vivid experience. Additionally, the “multi-view live streaming” display comes with six different screens that fans can choose from. And each day boasts a different setlist, all while hyping fans up for their new album BE (Deluxe Edition), arriving Nov. 20. Tickets can be purchased on BTS’ KISWE website, where the concert will eventually stream.
The virtual concert also includes BTS Exhibition Map of the Soul ON:E, a virtual experience running from Oct. 13 through Nov. 12 that can be downloaded here. The 3-D virtual computer program contains behind-the-scenes content from shoots and shows and memorabilia that members of the ARMY can purchase from their Weverse Shop. Some items and packages are exclusively available to BTS Global Official Fanclub members.
The Map of the Soul ON:E virtual concert will be livestreamed from their KISWE site at 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 10 and at 3 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 11. Subtitles will be provided in real time in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese. Ticket-holders can replay the virtual concert (via “delayed single-view streaming”) at 10 p.m. ET on both Saturday and Sunday.
Check out the official Map of the Soul ON:E teaser clips before the show this weekend.