By Ashley Nguyen
March 18, 2022
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Global sensations BTS, a Korean boy band with 7 members that specialize in dancing and singing, are continuing their world tour in Las Vegas in April. The members in this group are J-Hope, Namjoon, Jin, Jungkook, Taehyung, Jimin, and Yoongi.
BTS and their company, HYBE Entertainment, have announced a four night performance at Allegiant Stadium. The stadium holds up to 65,000 people and is home to the Las Vegas Raiders NFL team. The shows will take place on April 8, 9, 15 and 16. Their show will encompass their whole discography as well as their latest English songs including Dynamite, Butter, and the main theme of the shows, Permission to Dance. These shows come four months after their first North American leg of the tour in Los Angeles at the new Sofi Stadium.
BTS is an entertainment group that debuted in 2013 and have only grossed more fans as the years go by. They have broken down the barriers of the Korean music industry, receiving massive recognition in the United States and the rest of the world. Many notable awards include being the first Kpop act to perform at the Grammys in 2021, winning Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards, and much more.
Tour was always an intimate part of their journey, with the oldest of the members, Jin, saying, “When we couldn’t go on tour, everybody felt a sense of loss and powerlessness. We’re all sad. It actually took us a while to get over those feelings.” BTS have traveled all over the world selling out stadiums for their shows including well known names like Seoul Olympic Stadium, Rose Bowl Stadium, and Soldier Field Stadium. They were initially going to kick off their North American leg of their tour right here in the Bay Area at Levi’s Stadium in 2020 before the pandemic halted all their prior plans.
One of Silver Creek High School’s seniors, Hannah Joe, says, “BTS’s concerts that are set to take place in Las Vegas are another laugh in the face to the Grammy’s, who are notorious for disadvantaging foreign artists and artists of color. With Instagram Lives already surpassing the number of views that the Grammy’s were able to amass last year, it’s clear that BTS doesn’t really need the Grammy buzz for their career anyway.”
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