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K-pop sensation BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, July 16, 2019  /  03:05 pm
K-pop sensation BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia

BTS is set to perform at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 11. (Big Hit Entertainment via The Straits Times/File)

Saudi Arabia-based fans of South Korean boy band BTS can rejoice, as the widely popular group of young idols is about to hold its first concert in the region.

The concert, set to be staged on Oct. 11, is part of the band’s world tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself, in which BTS will perform at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.

This upcoming concert marks the first appearance of foreign artists performing in a solo concert at a major Saudi Arabian stadium, kompas.com reported.

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BTS kicked off the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles in May, before performing in Chicago and New Jersey in the United States, Sao Paulo in Brazil, London, Paris and Osaka and Shizuoka in Japan.

The group's latest album, Map of the Soul: Persona, released on April 12, made it to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, giving BTS the honor of being the first band since The Beatles to have three number-one albums in less than a year. The other two albums that account for this achievement are Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer. (iva/mut)