BTS UK tour 2018: UK dates, setlist & everything else about the K-pop giants
If BTS’s meteoric rise to the top has somehow passed you by, now’s the time to get up-to-date on the ‘DNA’ hitmakers as they prepare for two MASSIVE UK concerts at London's O2 Arena.
Here’s everything you need to know about the BTS (Bangtan Boys) tour including UK dates (London), setlist and a crash course in their hit singles (including tracks from new album ‘Love Yourself: Tear’).
BTS tour 2018 - UK dates and cities
The hugely popular South Korean boy band announced their world tour with a trailer on April 26 before the BTS Army promptly lost their minds.
BTS are set to play two dates in the UK (both at London’s The O2):
- London, The O2 Arena (UK) - October 9
- London, The O2 Arena (UK) - October 10
UK fans predictably went nuts at the news that Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM (it stands for Rap Monster), Jimin, V and Jungkoo are heading to London - and they weren’t afraid to show it.
— Miche (@MicheBangtan) 26 April 2018
— zena 轉 (@ombretae) 26 April 2018
The band are also set to play dates in South Korea, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands.
Tour organisers Big Hit Entertainment confirmed the news: "BTS will launch a brand-new tour this year, titled ‘Love Yourself’, following last year's success of the Trilogy Episode begun in 2014."
BTS formed in 2013 and have already toured six times, although this will be their first time they include UK concerts.
BTS setlist 2018
The BTS world tour is well underway so we have a pretty good idea of what songs they'll play when they land at London O2 on October 9.
BTS have been mixing the setlist up a bit for different concerts (so far just the medley section in the middle of the concert) but the group will play something like this:
- Save Me
- I'm Fine
- Magic Shop
- Trivia 起: Just Dance
- I Need U
- Trivia 承: Love
- 21st Century Girl/Boyz with Fun/Dope
- Go Go/Attack on Bangtan/Go Go
- Blood Sweat & Tears/Fire/Blood Sweat & Tears
- Boy in Luv/Silver Spoon/Boy in Luv
- Danger/Dope/ Fire
- Airplane Pt. 2
- Fake Love
- Trivia 轉: Seesaw
- The Truth Untold
- Outro: Tear
- Mic Drop
- So What
- Answer: Love Myself
BTS new album ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ - when is it out?
Shortly after the BTS World tour announcement, the boys released a trailer for their upcoming new album ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ - which features V performing slow groove 'Singularity'.
The band’s third Korean-language studio album (BTS have released three albums in Japanese) dropped on May 18.
The first official single from 'Love Yourself: Tear' was 'Fake Love' which BTS performed live at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. At time of writing, the video has had more than 339 million views on YouTube.
Essential BTS songs
On top of their studio albums, BTS have recorded a series of EPs and released a string of hit singles including ‘DNA’...
…‘Blood Sweat & Tears’...
… and ‘MIC Drop (Steve Aoki remix)'.
Stay tuned to LineUp for more of the latest news BTS’ world tour and new album.