BTS perform on stage in Saudi Arabia. Korean entertainment companies have been left reeling by the coronavirus pandemic, as concerts and world tours by K-pop groups are cancelled. Photo: DPA BTS perform on stage in Saudi Arabia. Korean entertainment companies have been left reeling by the coronavirus pandemic, as concerts and world tours by K-pop groups are cancelled. Photo: DPA
BTS perform on stage in Saudi Arabia. Korean entertainment companies have been left reeling by the coronavirus pandemic, as concerts and world tours by K-pop groups are cancelled. Photo: DPA

Coronavirus pandemic

No concerts for BTS, Twice, as venues stay closed – so K-pop fans turn to albums and online shows

  • K-pop acts, cut off from their fans by the coronavirus pandemic, look for ways to remain relevant without live audiences at concerts
  • The cancelled events, which would have made hundreds of millions of dollars, are a blow for the industry – but virtual shows and album sales offer some hope

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
BTS perform on stage in Saudi Arabia. Korean entertainment companies have been left reeling by the coronavirus pandemic, as concerts and world tours by K-pop groups are cancelled. Photo: DPA BTS perform on stage in Saudi Arabia. Korean entertainment companies have been left reeling by the coronavirus pandemic, as concerts and world tours by K-pop groups are cancelled. Photo: DPA
BTS perform on stage in Saudi Arabia. Korean entertainment companies have been left reeling by the coronavirus pandemic, as concerts and world tours by K-pop groups are cancelled. Photo: DPA
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