BTS successfully bring four beautiful concert days of 'PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE: LA' to end
This was BTS' first offline concert after the 2019 BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF’ [THE FINAL] in Seoul. Read more below.
21st-century pop icons BTS wrapped up their four shows - November 27, 28 and December 1, 2 of ‘BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE - LA’ tour. The LA tour marks the act’s first offline concert in two years since the 2019 BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF’ [THE FINAL] held in Seoul in October 2019.
‘BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE - LA’ opened with a powerful performance of 'ON.' The septet then went on to perform 24 of greatest hits including 'Burning Up (FIRE),' 'DOPE,' 'DNA,' 'Black Swan,' 'Blood Sweat & Tears,' 'Life Goes On,' 'Dynamite,' 'IDOL,' 'Butter,' and 'Permission to Dance.' There were some variations on certain days, like one of the days the show was concluded with the nostalgic 'We are Bulletproof: the Eternal,' on another day it was 'I’m Fine,' one of the days it was 'HOME,' and finally, the emotional ballad track 'Mikrokosmos'.
Notably, the tour in Los Angeles consisted entirely of all-seven-member stages without any solo performances by any members, to celebrate their in-person reunion with ARMYs and deliberately selected fan-favourite songs to celebrate the beautiful moments of life.
The four day BTS concert was nothing short of a blockbuster festival with some amazing stage collaborations and star appearances. ‘BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE - LA’ was full of surprises, offering various fun and interactive elements for the audience to enjoy throughout all four nights. Megan Thee Stallion appeared as a special guest at the second show (November 28) to perform the remix version of 'Butter' with BTS, while Coldplay's Chris Martin who collaborated with BTS on the chart-topping 'My Universe' also made a surprise appearance on the last day to join the septet for a heartfelt performance.
ARMYs rewarded the septet as the total number of audience including concertgoers at SoFi Stadium, viewers who watched the online live streaming of the last show (Dec 2), as well as fans who viewed the real-time live screening event at a nearby venue in LA (‘LIVE PLAY in LA’), summed to approximately 813,000. The shows ended with BTS playing their recent dance hit 'Permission to Dance' delivering the message that no permission is needed to dance to your heart’s content. The ARMY Bomb, BTS’ official lightstick, connected fans all around the world with the band.
The seven members expressed their sincere feelings and thoughts leading up to their return to offline performances- “While preparing, we worried a lot about whether we’d do well or not.” Expressing their appreciation for their fans the band added, “We can’t express how much it means to us to be able to meet our fans in one place like this.” On the night of their last concert, ARMYs surprised Jin with a special birthday surprise and collectively sang Happy Birthday for Jin, etching this moment in the stone of eternity. At the end of the show, BTS revealed that the next concert would be held in Seoul in March 2022.
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