Posted by eottoke11,456 pts Wednesday, June 19, 2019

BTS sells over 600,000 tickets on first stadium tour according to Billboard


SEOUL, June 19 (Yonhap) -- K-pop king BTS has sold more than 600,000 tickets on its first stadium tour "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself" in the United States, South America and Europe, Billboard said.

"The K-pop act's first U.S. stadium tour grossed US$44 million, in addition to the $35 million earned in Europe and South America," Billboard said Friday (U.S. time).

BTS performed its first North American stadium tour with two shows apiece at Pasadena's Rose Bowl (May 4-5), Chicago's Soldier Field (May 11-12) and New Jersey's MetLife Stadium (May 18-19).

"The results were staggering, as the South Korean megastars grossed $44 million from six shows, selling 299,770 tickets according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore," Billboard said.

Followed by stadium dates at Allianz Parque in Sao Paulo (May 25-26), London's Wembley Stadium (June 1-2) and Paris' Stade de France (June 7-8), the group added $35 million to the "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour" total for a combined $78.9 million and 606,409 tickets, it said.

"Their double-header at the Rose Bowl earned $16.6 million, making it the single highest-grossing engagement in the venue's Boxscore history, outpacing previous high marks by Taylor Swift and U2, as well as co-headlining stints by Beyonce & Jay-Z and Eminem & Rihanna," Billboard said.

BTS will continue its stadium tour in two Japanese cities next month -- Yanmar Stadium in Osaka (July 6-7) and Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka (July 13-14).

Meanwhile, the Hyundai Search Institute, a Seoul-based economic think tank, said in a recent report that the group's agency, Big Hit Entertainment, is estimated to have become a unicorn startup whose valuation is $1 billion or more.

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DisplayName9752,276 pts Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

These numbers are overwhelming. They're really competing with the biggest names in the music industry.

But what amazes me the most is the quality of the performances. I was in Paris D2 and honestly, it was the best concert I've ever attended to. They vocals, the stage presence and of course the audience. Fans started to song an hour before the concert 🤗


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DTRT7,349 pts Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1
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What these guys are doing right now puts them in the big leagues with the biggest acts in music history.


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