AceShowbiz - BTS (Bangtan Boys) is set to break another history when they conclude the North American leg of their "Love Yourself" tour. The seven-piece group will become the first Korean artist to perform a stadium show in the United States.
The group announced on Wednesday, August 8 that the final stop of their North American leg would take place at Queens' City Field in New York City on October 6. According to Powerhouse, the stadium has a capacity of 40,000 concertgoers. It will be the largest concert ever by a Korean artist in the U.S.
RM (Rap Monster) and the rest of the boys will kick off their tour in Seoul on August 25 and 26 before flying to 16 cities around the world. The North American leg itself will launch on September 5 in Los Angeles and include stop in cities such as Chicago and Fort Worth.
Tickets will go on sale to general public on Friday, August 17 at 4 P.M. EST, just a week before BTS releases their highly-anticipated "Love Yourself: Answer" album on August 24.
They first teased their world tour while speaking to Entertainment Tonight in November 2017. "We will visit more cities, and I think we will definitely be like, adding more stages," RM revealed at the time. "I don't know the particular time of when we will be coming back [to the U.S.], but it will definitely be doper and bigger."
This isn't the first time the widely popular boyband has made history. Back in May, the group became the first K-Pop artist to top Billboard 200 chart with "Love Yourself" which racked up 135,000 units in its first week of sales. They also won the 2018 TIME 100 Reader Poll and was named one of TIME's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet in 2017 and 2018.