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BTS to continue ‘Permission to Dance on Stage’ world tour 

Korean pop band BTS will take to the stage in Las Vegas in April for the ‘Permission to Dance on Stage’ tour, following the announcement of the group’s return to Seoul for the first time since 2019.

Last week, it was revealed that BTS (an acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan, which means ‘Beyond the Scene) will perform in Korea for the first time in two and a half years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The concerts will take place at the 69,950-capacity Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul on March 10,12 and 13. The March 12 concert will simultaneously be streamed in theatres across Japan.

BTS’ live performances in Las Vegas will then take place on April 8, 9,15 and 16 at the 65,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium, with an in-person live broadcast event ‘Live Play in Las Vegas’ being held at MGM Grand Garden Center across the four days.

The band also performed four shows in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium in late November and early December last year.

According to a report from Billboard, the LA leg of the tour sold 214,000 tickets and grossed $33.3m (£25m/€29m).

The totals also made the SoFi Stadium shows the highest-grossing performances since venues began re-opening in 2021. The run was also the largest-grossing at a single venue since 2012.

BTS consists of artists RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook, and has grown significantly in popularity since the band formed in 2013, as proven by ticket sales and demand for streaming capabilities.