As variants of Covid-19 continue to wreak havoc on the world, entertainment is starting to feel the effects as well.
Recently, global pop stars, BTS, announced they are canceling their “Map of the Soul” tour due to the pandemic.
This tour was supposed to have been started in April of 2020, scheduled to have 39 legs that land in 18 countries, including the United States. The concert was temporarily postponed that same month, but has now turned into a 16 month suspension, that will continue.
The group has found alternative ways to deliver their performances, including online concerts and movies for paying fans around the world.
The group and their promoter has stated that live performances may resume, though no timeline was offered, suggesting that virtual concerts may be more prominent. suggested that performances at live gigs might resume, but it offered no timeline.
This announcement comes on the heels of South Korea declaring that new daily coronavirus cases exceeded 2,000 for the second straight day. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency announced 2,052 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,001 local infections. The country as reported a total of 233,000 infections since the beginning of the outbreak.
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