The ticket that ARMYs had been holding onto for over a year is now officially canceled. Utter disappointment!
A gloomy day for ARMYs all over the world as BTS has officially canceled their Map of the Soul tour, On Friday, Aug. 2. The tour was previously postponed to last April. The boys addressed the fandom through a statement via BIGHIT MUSIC on Weverse and Ticketmaster, explaining there were “circumstances beyond our control” that prevented them from going forward with the tour as planned.
Initially, BTS announced their stadium tour on Jan. 21, 2020, revealing it would include 38 dates across Asia, North America, and Europe. But just weeks later they had to cancel their first four performances in Seoul due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group postponed the rest of their concerts on April 28, and ever since, fans have been waiting to hear when they would be rescheduled. In the end, BTS decided not to go forward with their Map of the Soul tour. Although ARMYs are devastated, they also understand nothing could be done to prevent it.
“Our company has worked hard to resume preparations for the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR, knowing that all fans have been waiting eagerly and long for the tour. However, due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned. Therefore it is with a profound sense of regret that we must announce the cancellation of the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR,” BIGHIT Music explained.
“The tour’s concerts in Seoul were previously canceled in February of last year, followed by the postponement of the North American leg in March; dates in Europe and Japan were postponed prior to the start of ticket sales in those regions. We regret that we must now inform you of the formal cancellation of the tour,” the company continued. “For fans who have reserved tickets for the North American shows, you will receive an email from your original point of purchase regarding refunds.”