Bangtan Boys, or popularly known as BTS, have confirmed the postponement of their entire 2020 'Map of The Soul' tour due to the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed over 2,10,000 lives worldwide.
A statement from Live Nation said: “Unfortunately, due to the ongoing government advisories on mass gatherings, BTS Map Of The Soul Tour – Europe has been postponed. Our highest priority remains the safety of our artists and fans as well as the global community.”
“We ask for your generous understanding that this decision has been made in consideration of the safety and health of everyone involved. We look forward to seeing you all in future.”
BTS was scheduled to play at Twickenham Stadium in London on July 3 and July 4. More shows were set for Berlin and Barcelona which now will be postponed due to the virus.
The band were scheduled to play two dates at London’s Twickenham Stadium on July 3-4, with further shows set for Berlin and Barcelona.
BTS' label Big Hit Entertainment also issued a statement which read: "Due to the nature of BTS concerts involving travel by thousands of international fans no matter where the performances are held, it is also difficult to resume the tour with the current strict restrictions on cross-border movement still in place."
"Moreover it is impossible at this time to predict when the first performance marking the start of the tour will be able to begin. Therefore we have made the difficult decision to suspend the previously-announced tour schedule and develop a new schedule.
"Big Hit Entertainment will completely reschedule the tour and provide a new tour schedule to our fans as soon as it becomes clear when the tour can begin."