South Korea young boy band BTS cancels April Seoul concert on coronavirus concerns

South Korea young boy band BTS cancels April Seoul concert on coronavirus concerns

FILE PICTURE: Members of K-Pop band, BTS appear on ABC’s ‘Excellent Morning America’ show in Central Park in New York City City, U.S., May 15,2019 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean young boy band BTS canceled its scheduled April concert in Seoul, amidst growing issues of the new coronavirus outbreak, its music label, Big Hit Home entertainment, said on Friday.

” The current worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) break out has made it impossible at this time to predict the scale of the outbreak throughout the dates of the performance in April,” Big Hit stated in a declaration.

4 programs in Seoul’s Olympic Stadium on April 11, 12, 18 and 19 were set up to lead a “MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR”, in which the seven-member boy band was because of check out 17 cities through September consisting of Los Angeles, Washington D.C., London and Tokyo.

The label said reserved tickets will be refunded in full.

The cancellation comes after Success picked JPMorgan Chase & Co ( JPM.N), NH Investment & Securities Co Ltd (005940 KS) and others to handle its initial public offering (IPO), according to media reports. Concerts, together with merchandise cost shows, are one of the significant income sources for management firms.

South Korea reported 256 brand-new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the nation’s total to 2,022 and 13 deaths.

The coronavirus originated in China prior to spreading to another 44 nations.

Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Extra reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Modifying by Himani Sarkar and Christopher Cushing

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