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South Korean boy band BTS perform on stage in Saudi Arabia in 2019. The superstar K-pop boy band have announced their first in-person concerts in nearly two years, in Los Angeles, California, in November and December, having been forced to perform online during the coronavirus pandemic that shut down large public gatherings. Photo: YNA/dpa

BTS announce first in-person concerts in two years, in California, Permission to Dance on Stage – LA in November and December

  • The South Korean hitmakers will perform at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California, for four nights – November 27-28 and December 1-2
  • BTS last gave a concert before a live crowd in late 2019, and have staged virtual performances during the coronavirus pandemic. Ticket sales begin on October 5

K-pop supergroup BTS will soon be shining through the City of Angels with a little funk and soul.

The chart-topping South Korean boy band will hold a concert in front of fans for the first time since 2019 in Los Angeles in the United States, the group’s record label announced this week.

The Dynamite hitmakers will perform at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium for four nights: November 27-28 and December 1-2.

The band’s mini-residency at SoFi Stadium, titled Permission to Dance on Stage – LA, is an extension of their recently announced live-stream concert of the same name, premiering October 24.

BTS will stage their first concerts with fans in nearly two years in Los Angeles. Photo: YouTube
BTS last gave a concert before a live crowd during their 2019 world tour but have staged a number of virtual performances during the coronavirus pandemic.

Word of BTS’ forthcoming visit to Inglewood comes a month after the seven-member group officially pulled the plug on their North American Map of the Soul tour, which had already been delayed multiple times by the public health crisis.

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Fans who bought tickets to the band’s cancelled Map of the Soul shows have been promised early access to tickets for the Permission to Dance on Stage concerts.


According to Live Nation Entertainment, a presale for those who bought VIP admission to the scrapped Map of the Soul tour begins on October 5 at 3pm Pacific Time (October 6 at 6am in Hong Kong), followed by another presale for all other Map of the Soul ticket-holders starting on October 6 at 3pm.

A third presale for members of BTS’ official Army fan club will be held on October 7 at 3pm, followed by a fourth and final “General Verified Fan” presale on October 8 at 3pm, for which fans can register online between now and midnight on October 2. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 9 at 3pm.