BTS To Play In Front Of 96,000 Fans In Toronto
BTS will perform in front of more than 96,000 fans over two nights in Toronto, putting the K-pop group in the same league as The Rolling Stones, U2 and Bon Jovi.
Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook are bringing The Map of the Soul Tour to the Rogers Centre for shows on May 30 and 31 – the only Canadian dates on the tour.
Six days after tickets went on sale to the general public, only a few hundred tickets remain available via Ticketmaster for the second show. (Only “verified resale” tickets are available for the first night.)
With BTS fans from 24 countries clamouring for tickets to The Map of the Soul Tour, eBay-owned reseller StubHub said this week the K-pop group is the top-selling act of the past 30 days. The company's Jeff Poirier told Forbes the demand is “unlike anything we’ve seen from a pop act in recent years.”
BTS is one of only a handful of music acts that can pull off two consecutive nights at the Rogers Centre.
The Stones played in front of a total of 117,446 fans on Dec. 3 and 4, 1989 and U2 performed for 115,411 on Sept. 16 and 17, 2009. Other acts that have done back-to-back shows at the stadium include Madonna in 1993 and Swedish House Mafia in 2013.
BTS will bring more fans to the Rogers Centre than Bon Jovi did in July 2010, when the rock band sold 85,494 tickets over two nights.
BTS made their Canadian debut in September 2015 at the 1,350-capacity Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. In 2018, they did three nights at FirstOntario Place in Hamilton, Ont. as part of the Love Yourself World Tour.
According to Billboard, BTS had the third-biggest concert tour of 2019 with a gross of $196.4 million U.S. from 42 shows.
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