The cancellation of all dates for BTS’s ‘2020 Map of the Soul’ global tour, which was previously postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, has now been confirmed by Big Hit Music.
BigHit Music has announced the cancellation of BTS’s initially planned concert for BTS MAP OF THE SOUL on August 20, 2021, citing extenuating circumstances as the reason. The show, which had been planned since January 2020, has been canceled.
The agency stated on August 20, “Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned. Therefore we must announce the cancellation of the ‘BTS Map of the Soul Tour’.”
Big Hit Music continued, “The tour’s concerts in Seoul were previously canceled in February of last year, followed by the postponement of the North American leg in March; dates in Europe and Japan were postponed prior to the start of ticket sales in those regions. We regret that we must now inform you of the formal cancellation of the tour. For fans who have reserved tickets for the North American shows, you will receive an email from your original point of purchase regarding refunds.”
Finally, Big Hit Music assured fans that they were currently working on “a viable schedule and performance format that can meet your expectations”, and updates will be provided as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the event was initially scheduled to take place in 38 nations, but it was already put back a year owing to COVID-19. Given the pandemic’s unpredictability, it appears like BigHit Music had no choice but to postpone the concert for the time being.
BTS’s fans now are simultaneously trending the hashtag #ARMYWillWaitForBTS to show their support for BigHit’s boy group, and affirm that they will always be waiting for the 7 boys.