Korean pop sensation BTS has postponed the entirety of its world tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Big Hit Entertainment, who manages the pop group, made the announcement Tuesday. Forbes firs reported on the news.
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The pop group had already cancelled its North American leg of the tour, but was set to have shows in Spain, Japan and Germany. The North American leg was supposed to start this month and have shows in Dallas, Pasadena, California, and Atlanta.
“Unfortunately, due to ongoing government advisories on mass gatherings, BTS Map Of The Soul Tour- Europe has been postponed,” a statement by Big Hit Entertainment said. “Our highest priority remains the safety of our artists and fans as well as the global community. We ask for your generous understanding that this decision has been made in consideration of the safety and health of everyone involved. We look forward to seeing you all in the future.” (RELATED: Coronavirus Leaves Biggest Recording Artists With No Payday As 2020 Tours Are Postponed)
BTS first cancelled its Asia tour stops in late February, followed by the cancellation of the North American tour in late March. As previously reported, the band earned $170 million from touring in 2019, Pollstar data showed.