America will get a double dose of BTS this summer. The boy band has been announced to as a headliner KCON 2016 Los Angeles after being announced as a headliner for the New York date last month.
The same week the group released their new The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever album, the world's biggest Korean-culture festival has nabbed BTS to headline both its dates where the socially conscious boy band will meet their fans at both Newark, N.J's massive Prudential Center and L.A.'s famous Staples center this summer. Both festivals boast multiple days of K-pop concerts, along with Korean culture-focused panels, workshops, food trucks, artist meet-and-greets and convention fun alongside a slate of still-to-be-revealed artists.
While BTS had already earned its headliner status following an incredible 2015 (with two sold-out U.S. tours, two excellent EPs with one even charting on the Billboard 200), their latest album release should secure a few new records. Their Young Forever album raced up the real-time iTunes charts in America, at one point with seven songs landing inside the Top 200 Songs chart, including lead single "Fire" hanging in the Top 40 among other top pop acts.
American fans will get to see the new material performed live at the East Coast date on June 24 and 25, and then a month later, BTS and KCON hit Los Angeles for three days of fun on July 29-31.
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