Band is taking extended break
BTS has announced it’s once again taking an extended break, the second in the K-pop boy band’s history. The break is scheduled to begin following the 2021 Jingle Ball Tour. The sextet just wrapped BTS Permission to Dance on Stage, a four night stand at LA’s SoFi Stadium last week. The band, which initially took an extended break in 2019, decided to regroup in order to engage its fans during the pandemic.
“The period of rest will provide the members of BTS who have tirelessly committed themselves to their activities, a chance to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy,” a statement reads from their label Big Hit Entertainment. “It will also be the first time for them since their debut to spend the holiday season with their families. We kindly ask once again that you should show consideration for their need to enjoy ordinary and free, everyday l ives while solely concentrating on themselves, albeit for a short while, during their period of rest.”
The band will be focusing on a concert set for March in Seoul along with a new album that is described as marking a “new chapter” of the band’s history.
“We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all the fans who continue to cheer for BTS and they will return as their best, healthies selves after recharging so they can return all the love from the fans.”
Last week, BTS released a holiday remix of its smash single “Butter.” Earlier this year, BTS topped the Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks with “Butter,” a global mega-hit dubbed 2021’s song of the summer. The song also earned BTS “Artist of the Year” award at the 2021 American Music Awards. In addition, the septet received their second “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” Grammy nomination with the track. They also released a version with Megan Thee Stallion.
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