SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Yonhap) — K-pop superstar BTS members will be taking an extended vacation, starting Monday, to spend the holiday season with their families after returning from their trip to Los Angeles, where they took home a music award and held four face-to-face concerts. Tickets are sold out. , according to his acting agency, Big Hit Music.
It will be his second long-term public holiday since 2019.
On Monday morning, three members of the barrier – Jimin, Jin and Jungkook – arrived at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, amid a flurry of flashes from their fans’ cameras and journalists. The three arrived home after an epidemiological prevention operation at the airport.
While in the United States, the band attended the American Music Awards (AMA), which was held on November 21 (local time), in Los Angeles, where they were awarded Artist of the Year for the first time by an Asian artist.
The party also held four face-to-face concerts on November 27 and 28 and December 1 and 2 (local time) in Los Angeles, attracting a total of about 214,000 spectators.
According to American music magazine Billboard, BTS has raised $33.3 million through its US concert series, recording the highest number of shows at the same venue since 2012, when Roger Waters of British rock band Pink Floyd earned $38 million from nine concerts. Musical at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Members of the group will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine after their arrival in the country, in accordance with government measures to prevent the spread of the Omicron coronavirus.
The other members – RM, Suga, V, and J-Hope – are still in the US for a special time.
Big Hit Music Entertainment said that BTS has maintained contact with its fans despite the COVID-19 pandemic, last year and this year, and has established itself as a global artist with great achievements, adding that this long vacation will be a time for the band members. Recharging inspiration and new energy as artists and creators who have worked hard despite the pandemic.
He added that the band plans to focus on preparations for a new album and concert after their vacation.
Big Hit Entertainment did not say how long the leave will be. However, the group is expected to return before the Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 31 (US time), where they have been nominated in three categories.
With the holidays, the band will miss the annual year-end festivities hosted by KBS and SBS, as well as the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), which will take place on Saturday. Mnet, the cable television music channel that organizes the MAMA concert, confirmed last week that BTS will not attend the event as they have to self-quarantine for 10 days after arriving from the United States.
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