As BTS prepares for Bang Bang Con The Live on June 14, members of ARMY proceed to overlook the South Korean band. The group was meant to be on their Map of the Soul world tour. Nevertheless, the live shows have been both canceled or postponed. Then when BTS launched their 2020 Festa Party video, the septet — RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — opened up about rescheduling the Map of the Soul tour and lacking ARMY. 

BTS postponed and canceled the ‘Map of the Soul’ world tour dates in 2020

Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and Suga of BTS visit the
Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and Suga of BTS | Cindy Ord/WireImage

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On Feb. 28, Massive Hit Leisure canceled the Map of the Soul opening live shows in Seoul due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The live shows have been initially scheduled for mid-April 2020. Then because the outbreak continued to affect the world, the corporate introduced the Map of the Soul tour will be rescheduled.

“The choice has been made to fully reschedule BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR, initially scheduled to start in April, 2020,” Massive Hit Leisure stated in an announcement. “With the worldwide proliferation of COVID-19, the tour’s Seoul performances have been beforehand cancelled in February with the next postponement of the North American leg of the tour in March.”

BTS opened up about lacking ARMY whereas celebrating Festa 2020

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It’s been some time since BTS has been capable of join with ARMY in particular person. Not solely did the band reschedule their world tour, however they have been additionally unable to perform in front of an audience throughout promotions for the Map of the Soul: 7 comeback. Even so, BTS continued with their promotions and different works. Then when Festa 2020 got here alongside, the seven members have been capable of nearly have fun their seventh anniversary with followers. 

“We have been imagined to be having a good time and making good reminiscences with ARMY by now,” RM stated within the 2020 Festa Birthday Party video. “The entire world goes by means of a tough time proper now. So we will’t assist however postpone assembly ARMY. However FESTA was a great alternative to indicate you a glimpse of how we’re doing.”

In the meantime, just a few BTS members shared how they felt with out ARMY whereas selling Map of the Soul: 7

“I noticed how vital ARMY is to us by means of your absence,” Jimin stated. “It actually felt empty with out ARMY. Everyone knows that you just assist us from close to and much once we topped the charts. However I felt unhealthy after I noticed the empty area of ARMY who have been all the time there.”

Then Suga added, “I imply, we ready lots for the comeback. We practiced lots to indicate you superb performances. We practiced greater than ever earlier than. I felt like, ‘Did we ever work this tough since our debut?’”

RM additionally revealed the band felt annoyed. Nevertheless, they didn’t need to present that aspect of themselves to followers, and Jungkook agreed. “I labored more durable to not present that,” he stated.

BTS mentioned the ‘Map of the Soul’ tour

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Finally, BTS’ dialogue about lacking ARMY moved on to their ideas about suspending the Map of the Soul tour. And the members famous they have been simply as disillusioned as followers.

“I assumed we’d be capable to meet ARMY for the live shows. However the scenario now could be what it’s. So the live shows needed to be delayed,” J-Hope stated. “After I first heard our tour was postponed, frankly, it felt like the whole lot was collapsing.”

In the meantime, Jin defined BTS began getting ready their tour a yr prematurely. So when the live shows have been postponed, everybody was shocked. “We actually wished to be on stage. However we couldn’t,” Jin stated. “All of that was heartbreaking.”

Jimin added, “Beginning with the dates in Korea, all of the live shows have been being canceled. To be trustworthy, we’ve been struggling emotionally due to that.”

That stated, BTS doesn’t need followers to lose hope. They know they’ll see everybody once more someday. And within the meantime, they may proceed to do work onerous for ARMY.

“We don’t know but once we will carry out once more, we don’t know what is going to occur,” Jungkook stated. “We’ll proceed to work our greatest till we meet once more. So please watch for us slightly bit longer, regardless that it’s not simple. We ready a variety of stuff so that you don’t really feel bored whereas ready for us.”

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