BTS, the ‘Beatles for the 21st Century’ / Photos: CBS Scott Kowalchyk

BTS, the group who is being called the “Beatles for the 21st Century,” is currently in the UK for their LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF world stadium tour.

According to a statement given by a source from the group’s label, Big Hit Entertainment, on May 29, the group arrived in the UK on the 28th.  BTS went to London to perform at the Wembley Stadium after performing two shows in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 25 and 26.

BTS is scheduled to take the stage at Wembley Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on June 1 and 2. The septet will be the first artists from Korea to perform at the stadium, which is considered to be a “dream stage” for musicians all around the world. BTS’s stadium tour has also garnered the attention of the local press, so much so that the “Beatles for the 21st Century” nickname originated from the BBC. It was reported previously that the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool extended an official invitation to BTS for a VIP tour and gig.

Global superstars such as the Beatles, Queen, and Michael Jackson have performed at Wembley Stadium over the years. BTS are the first Korean musicians to add their name to the list of performers who have graced the venue.  Wembley Stadium, which was built to replace the original Wembley Stadium that opened in 1923, opened in 2007 and has a seating capacity of 90,000. Excluding the restricted seats, more than 70,000 spectators are expected to be in attendance for the BTS concert.  

Fans in Korea will have the opportunity to watch BTS’s Wembley Stadium tour from the comfort of their own homes via Naver VLIVE+ who will be broadcasting the first of the two shows live at 3:30 a.m. on June 2 (KST).

Translated by Jennifer Earwood