SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) — BTS’s upcoming live concerts in Seoul will be prepared in a way that helps band members and their fans pay attention to each other rather than ostentatious backdrops or technology to shows, the group’s management agency said Tuesday.
The South Korean boy band is scheduled to hold three concerts at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul on March 10, 12 and 13. These will be the group’s first concerts in front of a live audience in South Korea for the first time in about 2 1/2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While cutting-edge stage sets, props and technology, like Augmented Reality (AR) and Extended Reality (XR), have shone in previous concerts streamed online, we’ll be focusing on the reunion itself during upcoming shows,” Big Hit Music said in a release. “The shows have been planned in a way that helps BTS pay attention to the audience and BTS’s audience, so that both parties can fully enjoy the shows.”
For this, a massive LED screen will be installed on the stage as during the band’s concerts in Los Angeles last year, so that the public can better see the artists even from afar.
“I thought it was more important for an artist to sing looking into fans’ eyes and get closer to them,” said Ha Jung-jae, who is in charge of Seoul’s concert management, as quoted. in the press release.
Ha also said that the set list includes songs not performed at previous live concerts and numbers chosen by BTS members, such as “On” and “Black Swan,” the two tracks from his fourth. full album “Map of the Soul: 7.” The disc was released in February 2020.
The BTS members expressed their anticipation for the upcoming concerts.
“I’m grateful to be able to see you (the fans),” V said during an online live session with Jungkook, J-Hope and Jin on Sunday.
J-Hope said, “I’ve thought of hundreds of times I can see Korean fans over the past two or more years. Since it’s such a beautiful and meaningful event, let’s have fun together.”