The Group Earned Grammy Nomination for
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Fans lined up for concert in Los Angeles and everyone was thrilled to see them again.
BTS has finally kicked off its live concert series “Permission to Dance on Stage” with 50,000 fans that packed SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on 27th Saturday. The megahit Kpop group BTS will hold four “Permission to Dance on Stage” concerts at this stadium on November 27th-28th and December 1st-2nd. This live concert was their first in-person concert ever since a show in Seoul in October 2019, prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two years since its last performances in front of a live crowd, BTS made a big return in Los Angeles.
BTS’s agency Big Hit Music also livestreamed their concert at the nearby YouTube Theater for fans that could not make it into the concert to see them perform live in 2 years.
It was definitely a “Spring Day” on a Thanksgiving weekend as the group’s fan base – ARMY – and BTS finally reunited face-to-face at their in-person concert. With performances in front of 50,000 fans per night, the tour is planned to run for four nights in total but not all fans could get hold of a ticket. It was reported that approximately 8,000 dedicated fans even flew in from South Korea to attend the event.
The group also conducted a global press conference at SoFi stadium on Sunday 28th, after opening the curtains to the “Permission to Dance on Stage” concert series the previous night. The seven members shared their emotions and thoughts after reuniting with their global fans. The group’s leader RM mentioned “Seeing the stadium filled with all the fans got me really emotional, beyond words, finally meeting you, the members of the press, face to face, is so touching and it is a real pleasure for all of us.”
Outside the stadium, fans waited in lines for hours to pick up BTS merchandizes. In order to enter the stadium, they had to present the proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within the past three days making the wait to enter even longer. Moreover, tickets for the “BTS Permission to Dance On Stage – LA” have long been sold out, and resale tickets have soared by 10 times. According to the Ticketmaster, a $60 seat on the fifth level was sold at $700 to $800. First floor tickets fetch around $3,700 and ground-level seats up to $25,000. Room rates for surrounding hotels have doubled with few openings left.
Recently, BTS also dominated The 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards that took place on November 14th with the most wins. The group came into the night with four chances to win, and they did not miss a single opportunity: Best Group, Best Pop, Biggest Fans and Best K-Pop. They also rejoiced their second consecutive Grammy nomination after making history by getting a nod in the same category last year. The 64th Grammy Awards is set for January 31st in Los Angeles following a final round of voting between December 6th and January 5th.