BTS returns to Korea after wrapping up Las Vegas concert

Published April 19, 2022, 8:46 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop superstars BTS flew back to South Korea after their successful four-day concert in Las Vegas.

Six of the seven members of BTS arrived at Incheon International Airport on the morning of April 19.

BTS members at Incheon International Airport on April 19 (Screenshot from Newsen video)

Jungkook, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin and V were met by the media and fans at the airport. RM stayed behind in the US. Jimin and V announced their arrival in Korea on the Weverse app.

Korean media outlet Newsen uploaded a video of BTS’ arrival at Incheon airport.

Five of the seven members flew to the US on March 28 for the 64th Grammy Awards, which was held on April 3 at the MGM Grand Arena Garden in Las Vegas.

Jungkook departed earlier on March 27 while J-Hope flew to the US on April 2 after recovering from Covid-19.

BTS attended the Grammy Awards where they were nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their hit song “Butter.” They also performed on the show.

BTS at the 64th Grammy Awards on April 3 (Big Hit Music)

After the Grammy Awards, BTS held their “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage-Las Vegas” concert on April 8, 9, 15 and 16 at Allegiant Stadium.

Big Hit Music said each concert day was attended by 50,000 fans for a total of 200,000.

The last day of the concert on April 16 was live streamed online and was watched by 402,000 fans from 182 countries and regions.

In addition, those who didn’t watch the concert in person viewed it in real-time on a giant screen through Live Play at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A total of 22,000 fans watched it on the four dates.

BTS at their Las Vegas concert (Big Hit Music)

BTS at their Las Vegas concert (Big Hit Music)

All in all, the Las Vegas concert was attended and watched by 624,000 people in person, offsite and online streaming.

The “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage” tour series started as an online concert on Oct. 24, 2021.

It was followed by an in-person tour at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Nov. 27 and 28, and Dec. 1 and 2 last year. It also had theater and online viewing.

The Seoul leg was held on March 10, 12 and 13 at the Seoul Olympic Stadium. It was also streamed online and viewed live in theaters in different countries.

All the 12 shows across all formats including in-person concerts, virtual live stream, Live Viewing and Live Play were watched by more than four million people, according to Big Hit Music.