BTS Announces Four SoFi Stadium Dates Starting Nov. 27



BTS is giving fans “Permission To Dance On Stage  LA,”  with Monday’s announcement of the group’s return to Los Angeles for four shows at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 1-2.

Presale tickets become available the first week of October, giving members of the diehard BTS Army plenty of time to plot out their ticketbuying strategies for the long awaited concerts.

Fans who purchased VIP tickets for 2020’s  “Map Of The Soul Tour – North America” get first crack at tickets, with a presale that starts Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. PT.  All other ticket purchasers for that particular tour will get their shot starting Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. PT. 
The BTS Global Official Fanclub Army member presale begins Oct. 7; the general Verified Fan presale begins Oct. 8 and the the general public gets its turn at tickets Oct. 9, all at 3 p.m. PT.
The announcement comes on the heels of the group’s appearance before the United Nation’s general assembly.  Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the renowned green-marbled backdrop in the General Assembly Hall Sept. 20 to help promote U.N. goals for 2030 including ending extreme poverty, preserving the planet and achieving gender equality.
“Every choice we make is the beginning of change, not the end,” said RM, the band’s leader.
Back in August, BTS hadn’t yet announced rescheduled dates for its “Map of the Soul” world tour that was supposed to start in April 2020, but entertainment / management company Big Hit Music issued a statement via its Weverse fan platform saying the trek had been called off. 
“Our company has worked hard to resume preparations for the BTS Map of the Soul Tour, knowing that all fans have been waiting eagerly and long for the tour,” Big Hit Music said in a statement, Variety reported Aug. 20. “Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances at the same scale and timeline as previously planned.””
The statement added, “We are working to prepare a viable schedule and performance format that can meet your expectations, and we will provide updated notices as soon as possible.” 
So the “Permission To Dance” shows are a beacon of hope to the BTS Army that touring could be just over the foreseeable horizon.
The SoFi Stadium concerts will take place under national and regional health regulations, according to the announcement from Seoul, and mark the first live shows for the group since the 2019 “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” final concerts, a three-night, sold-out, hometown stand Oct. 26-29 at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul that sold 129,268 tickets and grossed more than $12 million. 
Their only other appearances since then was at the KIIS-FM “Jingle Ball” radio show at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Dec. 26, 2019, that sold out 16,726 tickets.
BTS, in six years of reporting Boxoffice to Pollstar, has proven to be a juggernaut, averaging 68,082 tickets sold and gross per show of $8,501,918. SoFi Stadium has the capacity to outperform that average, with a normal capacity of 70,000 but expandable to more than 100,000 for special events including the Super Bowl.

Earlier this month BTS announced the live-streaming concert “BTS Permission To Dance On Stage” would take place Oct. 24. BTS set a new Guinness World Record for most viewers for a music concert livestream with their June 14, 2020, “Bang Bang Con: The Live.”

756,000 fans from over 100 countries tuned in to the online performance live from Seoul, South Korea. Thus, the 100-minute stream, consisting of live performances of 12-songs, sketches and interludes, drew the equivalent of 15 stadiums’ worth of fans from all over the world making it the largest paid online music event in history, according to the group’s management company Big Hit Entertainment.