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BTS Drops 'Love Yourself: Speak Yourself' Concert Tour Dates + 8 Stadium Venues Across The Globe

by Jessica Rapir / Feb 20, 2019 05:14 AM EST
BTS drops new 'Love Yourself: Speak Yourself' concert tour dates and 8 stadium venues across the globe. Photo by BTS/Facebook

BTS has announced a new concert tour, titled Love Yourself: Speak Yourself. The K-pop idols will be performing in eight stadiums around the world, and their ARMY can no longer wait for the announcement on when the tickets will be available.

Big Hit Entertainment has dropped the dates and venues of the new BTS tour on Wednesday midnight. The lineup includes some of the world-renowned and largest stadiums across the world.

Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimi, V, and Jungkook will kick off the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself concert tour in Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles on May 4. They will also see their fans in Chicago's Soldier Field on May 11, Metlife Stadium in New Jersey on May 18, Allianz Parque in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 25, London's Wembley Stadium on June 1, and Stade de France in Paris on June 7.

BTS will also return to Japan for two shows each at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka on July 6 and 7 and in Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka on July 13 and 14. The septet recently concluded the Japan leg of their ongoing Love Yourself concert.

The Love Yourself concert started on August 25 in Seoul, a day after the "Fake Love" hitmakers dropped their Love Yourself: Answer album. BTS is currently on tour break, and they will hit the road once again on March 20 for a four-night concert in Hong Kong. The Love Yourself tour will end in Bangkok, Thailand on April 7.

Meanwhile, the title of the new BTS concert tour did not as a surprise to many of their ARMY. "Speak Yourself" is a familiar phrase for BTS fans. It was the main talking point of RM's speech at the United Nations Assembly in October 2018.

The group had been invited to speak at the UN during the UNICEF launch of its new campaign, Generation Unlimited. BTS and UNICEF have been working together for the Love Myself campaign, which advocates against youth violence. They made history when they set foot at the assembly as the first ever K-pop group to speak at the United Nations.

"I want to hear your voice. I want to hear your conviction. No matter where you're from, skin color, gender identity, just speak yourself," RM said on behalf of his group.

The "Speak Yourself" phrase could also be a key element in the band's upcoming new album. RM confirmed during the group's attendance at the 2019 Grammy Awards that they will be releasing a new album very soon. The "Idol" singers could be releasing their highly-anticipated album days before they commence the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour.

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