Having just recently announced their comeback with their next mini-album Love Yourself: Tear, BTS surprised fans with the news of a worldwide tour in 2018. The band will kick off the tour in August at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul, Korea and will continue on to 11 locations spanning Europe and North America, including major cities like London, Amsterdam, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
The tour announcement by BigHit, BTS’s entertainment company, elicited frenzied reactions from fans, especially those in areas where the band will be performing for the first time. During their 2017 WINGS Tour, BTS held shows in Asia, the United States, South America, and Australia, but the Love Yourself Tour will mark their first concerts in Europe.
Understandably, the European ARMY fanbase couldn’t contain their excitement on Twitter:
Rn I don’t what to do with myself rn 😭❤️
THEY’RE COMING!! IM FINALLY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE MY KINGS😭❤️
— BTS Europe A.R.M.Y (@BTSEuropeARMY) April 26, 2018
BTS ACKNOWLEDGED EUROPE. LET IT BE KNOWN THAT TODAY 04/26 2K18 IS THE DAY EUROPEAN ARMY FINALLY CLEARED THE 1 STEP OF THEIR LIFE GOAL WHICH IS SEEING BTS IN THE FLESH IN THEIR HOME COUNTRY.
— BTS IN BERLIN 16/17|10 📌 (@taehnyungie) April 26, 2018
I’ve been a loyal army since before debut and not once have bts came to the uk .. you don’t understand how happy I am right now they are coming to London. I’ve not stopped crying😭💖
— Court🌤 s/h finals (@BTSBucketList) April 26, 2018
Convincing my mom in MLA format why I should buy a ticket to see bts in Paris ya girls committed ok pic.twitter.com/u0AqLFqgvb
— anna (@Justabitsparkly) April 27, 2018
On the other side of the globe, American and Canadian ARMYs reacted:
TWO!!! I repeat. TWO LOCATIONS IN CALIFORNIA! 😵😱🙌🙌🙌 NorCal & SoCal Armys, let's get it!!! 💪😭💜💜💜
— BTS Army California (@BTSxCalifornia) April 26, 2018
I AM SHAKING RIGHT NOW I CAN’T EVEN TYPE PROPERLY BTS IS COMING TO TEXAS MY WISH HAS BEEN GRANTED THIS IS ALL I EVER WANTED DALLAS IS A 5 HOUR DRIVE AWAY BUT IM READY SKJDKSKSKS
— april (@bangtanbopper) April 26, 2018
I WILL TRADE MY SOUL, KIDNEY, LUNG, ARM ANYTHING TO SEE BTS IN CHICAGO
— faith (@nctsxo) April 26, 2018
BTS ARE REALLY GONNA BE IN HAMILTON FOR THREE DAYS…THREE DAYS….THIS CITY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME FOR ME AGAIN ALL OF A SUDDEN I LOVE HAMILTON
— maggie (@ilsanspjm) April 26, 2018
Considering BTS’s immense reception by fans around the globe, it’s likely that even the larger venues will sell out quickly, and ARMYs are preparing for the scramble for tickets in the coming weeks.
BTS going to Europe, yall Eu armeries been waiting for decades, it's going to be a bloodbath
— r a j a e (@jeonsempire) April 26, 2018
Buying BTS world tour tickets in Europe is like participating in The Hunger games
— Mona ☄ school 💧 (@BusanKinqs) April 26, 2018
me : i have NO fear
*bts world tour ticket selling*
me : i have ONE fear
— ً (@flirtsnana) April 27, 2018
normal artists: we are doing a world tour! the first show is 1 year from now and the tickets go on sale in 3 months
BTS: we will be there in 2 days and tickets go on sale in 30 minutes and may the odds be ever in your favor
— 카미 (@arrivalksj) April 28, 2018
Good luck to all ARMYs trying to get tickets!
If you're reading this : I sincerely hope you can attend and experience a BTS concert one day because EVERYONE deserves to see their idols at least once in their lives, don't lose hope because it's your turn soon!!
— lnès (@ILOVEPARKJIMlN) April 26, 2018
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