BTS cancels Seoul leg of world tour in April over coronavirus

BTS cancels Seoul leg of world tour in April over coronavirus

BTS cancels Seoul leg of world tour in April over coronavirus

As of 9 a.m. KST on February 28, there had been 256 a lot more confirmed scenarios of COVID-19 in Korea, bringing the full in the region to two, 022.

SEOUL, South Korea-K-pop superstar group BTS has canceled a series of planned concerts in Seoul in April due to concerns about a soaring viral outbreak in South Korea, its management agency announced Friday.

Seoul shows on the group's "Map of the Soul" tour have been called off - they were set to perform at the city's Jamsil Olympic Stadium April 11, 12, 18 and 19.

The concert was expected to involve a number of production companies, a large group of expert global crew and over 200,000 concertgoers, said Big Hit. "Due to the worldwide spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19), it is now unpredictable how far the virus will have spread by April; furthermore, securing concert staff, equipment, and even mobility is uncertain", Big Hit announced, Allkpop reports.

The iconic punk rock band announced on Instagram they were nixing the dates - which included stops in Thailand, Hong Kong and South Korea. Big Hit said it was "impossible at this time to predict the scale of the outbreak" making the cancellation "unavoidable". Several other artists have postponed or completely canceled Asian tour plans due to coronavirus fears.

More than half of all the coronavirus cases in the US are in California, with 33 patients having tested positive in the state so far.

The band's managing company, Big Hit Entertainment, issued a statement confirming the cancellation.

K-pop super band BTS on Friday canceled the inaugural Seoul leg of its new world tour set to kick off in April as its home country is struggling to contain mass outbreaks of the novel coronavirus.

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