The South Korean superstars will have their first ever performance in the Middle East this October
15 July 2019| Last updated on 15 July 2019
Read on to find out more details of the group's scheduled performance this fall
Following a line of confirmed musical stars coming to perform in Saudi Arabia this year, popular k-pop group Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS) announced that they're also set to have a concert in the kingdom.
The show will be part of BTS' world tour "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself" and will be held at the King Fahd International Stadium on Friday, October 11, 2019. BTS fans in Saudi Arabia can expect the band to perform 24 songs including international chart-topping fan favourites Boy With Luv, MIC Drop, Fire, and more.
Band members Jung Hoseok, Min Yoongi, Park Jimin, Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin, Jeon Jungkook, and Kim Taehyung debuted together as BTS in 2013, under the Big Hit Entertainment label. Their songs have taken on the Billboard charts since, with themes on mental health, self-love, and activism. Their influence has led the band to deliver an empowerment speech at the United Nations in 2018, covering young people's right to education, training, and employment by the year 2030.
Shifting music scene
Previously, the group visited the Middle East in 2016 when they filmed their summer blog "Summer Package" in Dubai. The band's popularity among Middle East fans has led to them earning a star slot in Dubai's new Walk of Fame, together with South Korean group EXO.
The announcement of their concert in the kingdom comes after Nicki Minaj cancelled her performance at a Saudi Arabia music festival due to "careful reflection".
The kingdom is going through a major development in its entertainment industry, in accordance with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's vision to transform Saudi Arabia's economy. Previous high profile singers who performed in Saudi Arabia include The Black Eyed Peas, Enrique Iglesias, and Jason Derulo.