BTS arrives in LA for American Music Awards, other shows

Published November 18, 2021, 8:05 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop superstars BTS arrived in Los Angeles on Nov. 17 for several shows including the American Music Awards (AMAs).

RM, Jungkook, Jimin, Jin, Suga, V and Jin arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at about 8:15 a.m. after an 11-hour flight. They left Incheon International Airport in Korea at 2:30 p.m. on the same date.

BTS will perform with Coldplay and Megan Thee Stallion at the 2021 American Music Awards slated on Nov. 21 (AMAs)

“We’ve arrived safely. ARMY, heart,” Jin posted on fan community app Weverse upon arrival in LA.

Yonhap News reported that about 100 fans gathered at the arrival hall of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, or Terminal B, where planes from Korea arrived.

However, a LAX official told the news outlet that BTS used a different terminal to exit the airport due to safety issues that could happen.

Fans who waited for over three hours were sad that they did not see the arrival of BTS but they were happy that they arrived in LA, the report added.

Their first performance will be at the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) that will be held at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21 (9 a.m. on Nov. 22 in the Philippines) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The AMAs announced that BTS will perform with Coldplay in addition to Megan Thee Stallion at the awards ceremony.

“11 members. 2 bands. 1 stage. @coldplay and @BTS_twt will take the #AMAs stage for their first live performance together of ‘My Universe!’ See the out of this world performance Sunday at 8/7c on ABC Milky Way #MyUniverseAMAs,” AMAs tweeted.

BTS also posted “We’re bringing ‘My Universe’ to the @AMAs with our friends @coldplay” while Coldplay tweeted, “Coldplay X BTS. The first time together on stage.”

AMAs earlier announced that BTS will have the world premiere performance of their hit song “Butter” with Megan Thee Stallion.

After AMAs, BTS will be guests on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” for its Nov. 23 episode.

“They will appear on our Tuesday, 11/23 episode — which *technically* airs at 12:37am on Wednesday, 11/24. So, for our friends in KST, it will air at 11/24 at 2:37pm. See you soon!” the show posted on Twitter.

After this, BTS will hold their “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage-LA” concert at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Nov. 27 and 28, and Dec. 1 and 2. This will be their first in-person concert in two years.

BTS will perform at the “Jingle Ball” tour in Los Angeles to be held on Dec. 3 at The Forum in Inglewood.