Downtown Seoul to turn purple in celebration of BTS’ 10th debut anniversary
Major attractions in Seoul will be colored purple to mark BTS’ 10th debut anniversary.
On May 18th, HYBE and Seoul Metropolitan Government are reportedly in talks about organizing various events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the boy group BTS’ debut. They are said to be discussing a plan to create a so-called “ARMY Road”. An event space to commemorate the 10th anniversary of BTS in major Seoul attractions is also being discussed.
Seoul may witness a sudden growth of foreign visitors as international fans flock to various tourist attractions in celebration of the supergroup’s anniversary.
After several years of celebrating their debut online due to the pandemic, BTS is planning to commemorate the special day offline, even when some members have gone to the military. It is also the 10th anniversary of the group.
Earlier, BTS has been presenting events that combine concerts and urban tourism in Las Vegas, U.S.A., and Busan, Korea.
The BTS’s concert “Yet to Come in Busan” was held in October last year and threw various events in many local attractions such as Lotte World Adventure Busan and Haeundae Beach. A project called “The City Project” is created to link a city’s attractions with artists so that fans can have an immersive experience through the entire city and not only watch the performance.
A HYBE official said, “We will announce the event to mark the 10th anniversary of our debut with the Seoul Metropolitan Government when the event plan is finalized”.
Boy group BTS debuted on June 13th, 2013 as a hip-hop group and was loved by the public for warm messages through their music, colorful performances, and friendly interaction with fans.
Marking the 10th anniversary this year, BTS will publish a memoir, “Beyond the Story: 10 Year Record of BTS” featuring stories of their journey in Korea and the United States, along with anniversary stamps to be issued in Korea.