In April 2020, BTS were due to take their Map of the Soul: 7 album on tour around the world, with performances lined up in 18 countries across the globe.
The COVID-19 pandemic put their plans on hold, and yesterday (19 August) Big Hit Music announced that the tour has been cancelled.
Big Hit Music wrote in a statement (according to Billboard), “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.”
The statement continued, “Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned. Therefore we must announce the cancellation of the BTS Map of the Soul Tour.”
Big Hit Music added, “Once again, please allow us to offer our sincere apology to all fans who have waited for the BTS Map of the Soul Tour to resume. We are working to prepare a viable schedule and performance format that can meet your expectations, and we will provide updated notices as soon as possible.”