BTS carried out on the historic Gyeongbok Palace (Image: NBC / BACKGRID)
Western BTS followers have already got Korea on their vacation bucket lists, however the journey to Seoul simply acquired much more tempting.
The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of Korea is within the early phases of growing a BTS tour, after the band carried out at iconic cultural areas in Korea over lockdown.
As BTS needed to stay in Korea for a lot of the yr because of the coronavirus pandemic, they filmed performances for US exhibits like The Tonight Present With Jimmy Fallon of their house nation from beautiful palaces and gardens round Seoul.
And the CHA is hoping to create buzz across the cultural expertise Korea has to supply by introducing a tour geared toward followers of the Dynamite singers.
An official from the CHA told Korea Times: ‘As of now, the locations to be included within the BTS tour are Gyeongbok Palace and Korea Home. As you understand, BTS carried out Idol and Mikrokosmos within the palace.
‘In January 2018, the band visited Korea Home to shoot the Billboard journal cowl. Guests stand in line to take pictures at Nogeumjeong Pavilion and Haeringwan.’
For BTS’s week lengthy residency on The Tonight Present, they filmed two performances from the historic Gyeongbok Palace, the principle palace of the Joseon dynasty, in Seoul.
RM, Jimin, Suga, V, Jin, J-Hope and Jungkook carried out their hit Idol in entrance of Geunjeongjeon – often known as Nationwide Treasure no 223 – the place kings would maintain conferences and receptions.
In addition they sang Mikrokosmos on Gyeonghoeuru Pavilion, listed as Natioall Treasre no 224, the place royal banquets was once held.
The performances had been initially designed to advertise the Royal Tradition Competition, with an official from CHA explaining: ‘Gyeongbok Palace is the consultant authorized palace of the Joseon Kingdom, and Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Geunjeongjeon are two iconic conventional buildings within the palace. BTS’s performances had been filmed on the palace for that motive.’
The band filmed two performances on the Palace (Image: ED JONES/AFP by way of Getty Photos)
Since debuting in 2013, BTS have change into the bestselling band in Korea, and as of final yr, are BTS reportedly price greater than £3.4 billion to South Korea’s financial system annually.
It’s believed that the band attracts one in each 13 overseas vacationers that visited South Korea – so it’s no marvel the CHA are eager to arrange a tour primarily based on the boys.
This information comes forward of the discharge of BTS’s fifth Korean language album, BE, which is ready to drop subsequent week.
BE consists of the hit single Dynamite, and lead single Life Goes On will drop with a music video on the identical day because the album launch.