“BANG BANG CON” is back ARMY! On April 11 at midnight KST (Korean Standard Time), BTS starting posting images on their social media, building up to reveal that they would be hosting BANG BANG CON 2021 on April 17, starting at 3 PM KST.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) April 11, 2021
Last year, BTS held the first installment of BANG BANG CON, an online concert streaming event spanning two days. The group streamed eight of their previous live concert recordings to YouTube for fans to experience from home.
The event included performances from “2015 BTS LIVE (Most Beautiful Moment In Life On Stage), “2016 BTS LIVE (Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Epilogue)”, “BTS 2014 LIVE TRILOGY: EPISODE II The Red Bullet (2014 Memories),” “BTS 3rd MUSTER (ARMY.ZIP+),” “2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III THE WINGS TOUR IN SEOUL,” 2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III THE WINGS TOUR THE FINAL (2017 MEMORIES),” BTS 4TH MUSTER (HAPPY EVER AFTER),” and “BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF’ SEOUL.” Two months later, the group continued the event with the live-streamed concert “BANG BANG CON: The Live”.
This year’s event will only take place on April 17, featuring three concert performances. The show kicks off with “BTS Live Trilogy Ep. 1 BTS Begins (Memories of 2015)”. Fans will then be treated to “BTS 5th Muster (Magic Shop)”, hosted in Busan. Finally, the event will close out with “BTS World Tour Speak Yourself” in Sao Paulo.
It is unknown if BTS will follow up this year’s festivities with another live-streamed concert like last year’s “BANG BANG CON: The Live.” The group and their management at Big Hit Entertainment (now HYBE), established “BANG BANG CON” so fans all over the world would still be able to share a concert experience. Like many artists, BTS’s Map of The Soul Persona tour last year was postponed due to the pandemic.
“BANG BANG CON 2021” will be available for streaming on BTS’ official YouTube channel BANGTANTV.
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