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"Prince and pride of Busan": BTS concert announcement sends fans into a frenzy

BTS to hold a concert in October (Image via @bts_bighit on Twitter)
BTS to hold a concert in October (Image via @bts_bighit on Twitter)
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Aashi Sengar

BTS will be performing a one-off concert in Busan this October.

According to the Kpop Herald, theYet To Come singers will perform in Busan, South Korea, in October 2022 to support the city's bid to host the 2030 World Expo. This comes on the heels of the septet’s appointment as Expo ambassadors, and they will lend their full support to the event.

The city of Busan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HYBE Labels for the promotion of the 'Busan World Expo 2030.’ BTS will serve as ambassadors for the 'Busan World Expo 2030' and host the Global Busan Concert as part of the agreement.


BTS announced as ambassadors for Busan's World Expo 2030 bid earlier in June

[NEWS] #BTS ambassadors for the 2030 Busan Expo..Global concert in Busan in OctoberHive said "BTS plans to hold a global concert in Busan in October to inform the world of their intention to host the World Expo in Busan"The bid committee will appoint BTS as ambassador+ https://t.co/9vueZir3kl

The group’s involvement in the upcoming World Expo was announced two weeks ago by the label’s chairman, Bang Si-hyuk. Given the significance of Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030, he announced that BTS and HYBE will do everything possible to bring the World Expo to the city.

The World Expo is held every five years and draws millions of visitors to the host city over the course of six months. After being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the last World Expo was held in Dubai from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

The planned concert will be the septet's first performance in South Korea since their 'Permission to Dance on Stage' show in Seoul in March 2022. It is currently unknown how and where the city plans to host the concert. More information regarding the tickets and the venue will be revealed as the concert draws closer.

Hybe CEO Park Ji-won said, "Based on the business agreement signed with Busan City, Hybe plans to propose cooperative measures in various areas and actively cooperate to attract the 2030 World Expo to Busan, which is a nationally important project."

The news came as a surprise to fans as the septet announced an indefinite hiatus from group activities not too long ago. Even after the hiatus announcement, the seven have continuously been posting content for their fans.


Fans react to concert announcement

ARMYs are overjoyed at the prospect of seeing their faves perform live once again. Many are lovingly calling them the 'pride and prince of Busan,' adding another term of endearement to the ever-growing list.

bts concert in busan this october? the pride and prince of busan will be back!! https://t.co/SmGjVNXSHx

Fans have also made note of a wonderful coincidence. Jimin will be able to celebrate his birthday in his hometown with the members because of the concert.

No you don't understand BTS concert in October during jimin birthday month in his own home town this is going to be so special

The recent announcement has given way to a slew of memes, with fans hilariously talking about the group working together even during their haitus.

hobi's album and lollapalooza soon, wooga squad in the soop soon, then back to back more 6 new albums, ot7 concert in busan this october, run bts hopefully returning back and what not. i can't wait for what bts have planned for us. we're definitely booked and busy y'all 😭
Armys planning a mass hiatus to leave Twitter and improve themselves when bts announce a break only to be flooded with more content in the last two weeks than the past few months https://t.co/YLv3ysK1yj
Media: BTS DISBANDING!!! BTS ARE OVER!! THEY ANNOUNCE A HIATUS AND WE ALL KNOW THAT MEANS THEY’RE DONE, THEY WILL NEVER BE A GROUP AGAINbts knowing they’re planning a group concert in October as ambassadors for a 2030 event: https://t.co/8HJLQFwOFw

Recent updates about the septet

BTS recently released PROOF, an anthology album that includes previously unreleased demos and new songs, which marked the end of the group's first chapter and the beginning of "Chapter 2" that will see the members focusing on their solo endeavors. Since the commencement of their solo activities, j-hope has announced the release of his solo album Jack in the Box, while SUGA is rumored to announce his album next.


Edited by Mohini Banerjee
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