BTS, the seven-member South Korean boy band, will return to the U.S. as part of a world tour beginning in September. Also known as the Bangtan Boys, the band in December wrapped up a tour that included three American dates in 2017.
This time around, BTS will play 14 dates in North America, beginning at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 5. Demand for tickets for the upcoming tour is high and the average asking price on the secondary market is $839, according to TIcketIQ.com, making it the highest average asking price of the band’s last three tours. Average prices for the 2017 tour were $389 and in 2015 were $331.
The latest tour, dubbed the “BTS World Tour: Love Yourself,” begins with dates in South Korea Aug. 25-26, and wraps up in Europe with dates in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris after the North American Tour. The North American leg of the tour includes stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hamilton, Ontario, Newark, NJ, and Chicago.
The highest average asking price for tickets on the North American leg of the tour is $1,317 for two shows (Sept. 15-16) at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The next highest average asking price is $907 for the Sept. 27-28 dates at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Of the four Fort Worth and New Jersey shows, three currently have average asking prices of more than $1,000 on the secondary market. The single highest asking price is $1,527 for the first Fort Worth show.
On the North American leg of the tour, it will cost fans the least to see BTS in Canada, where the average asking price for three dates is $509. The band will play at Hamilton’s First Ontario Center, Sept. 20-23.
BTS debuted with their ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’ album in 2013. The single “No More Dream,” won multiple awards and the band went on to release multiple albums and tour almost annually. Besides their music, the band is well-known for its heavy social media presence and, according to Wikipedia, was listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016, and in 2017 won Top Social Artis at the Billboard Music Awards after getting 300 million votes. The band repeated in the category at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.