BTS Set To Perform In Paris; K-Pop Group Named As The ‘Next Generation Leaders' By Time Magazine
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, continue to conquer the music industry. This time, the seven-member K-pop boy band is set to perform in Paris later this month.
According to the Blue House (via Soompi), BTS - RM, J-Hope, Jimin, Suga, Jin, V, and Jungkook -will be performing at the upcoming Korean-French relations concert entitled "Resonance of Korean Musicians." It will be held on Oct. 14 in Paris, France.
The upcoming Korean-French relations concert will be attended by South Korean President Moon Jae In. More than 400 Korean musicians, students, and participants are also expected to join the said event.
The exciting news is very timely considering BTS is currently on the European leg of their "BTS World Tour: Love Yourself." The K-pop boy band is set to perform at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Oct. 13.
They will, then, hold another show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany on Oct. 16-17, before heading to AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France for another epic performance on the 19th and 20th.
Afterward, the K-pop boy band will be taking a short break as they gear up for the Asia leg of their "BTS World Tour: Love Yourself." It will kick off at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on Nov. 13 and then, they will head to Taiwan, Singapore, Bangkok, and Thailand to complete the Asia leg.
It can be recalled that BTS debuted in 2013 with the single album "2 Cool 4 Skool" and since then, they slowly made a name for themselves in the music industry. They also gained prominence with their subsequent albums, "Dark & Wild (2014)," "The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (2016)" and "The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Part 2 (2015)."
Many praised BTS' songs which explored and criticized social problems facing the youth. Their music also addresses real-life issues such as depression and the pressure to meet societal expectations. Due to this, BTS has recently been named as Next Generations Leaders by Time Magazine.
TIME’s new international cover: How BTS is taking over the world https://t.co/A55McykoQ5 pic.twitter.com/E1xiitCeZw — TIME (@TIME) October 11, 2018
"We started to tell the stories that people wanted to hear and were ready to hear, stories that other people could not or would not tell," BTS member Suga, whose real name is Min Yoon Gi, told Time Magazine (via People). "We said what other people were feeling-like pain, anxieties, and worries. ... That was our goal, to create this empathy that people can relate to," he added.