BTS’ Suga breaks records for solo artists with North American leg of his tour
When the members of BTS announced a “hiatus” from the group in 2022, the media and fans alike went into an uproar. Some feared for the group, others sympathized with the break due to members’ compulsory service.
BTS quickly reassured everyone by explaining that this doesn’t mean the end of the group, but rather a new chapter.
In addition, members announced that they have many individual projects planned. And we can say that they spoiled us! Even when the group is on break, the members are always busy.
Recently, Suga is breaking records. Suga released his solo album D-Day on April 21 and kicked off his world tour on April 26 at the UBS Arena in New York. Even though BTS are already arena-filling artists, Suga wanted to do an arena tour because he was doing the solo shows.
But that didn’t help dampen demand. His concert tickets sold out in a flash and he had to add two new dates in Asia before the tour even started!
The North American portion of the tour included a total of 11 concerts in five different cities from April 26 to May 17.
He has since returned to Korea on May 19 before departing again for the Asian leg of his tour.
Looking back on the North American leg of their tour, there’s no denying that the idol had a huge impact.
And so he broke new records, both as a rapper and as a solo artist!
First, with only two nights at the UBS Arena in New York, he became the Korean soloist with the highest-grossing concert in the United States.
Then his tour became the highest-grossing tour by an Asian solo artist in United States history. The combined gross of his 11 shows was $30.2 million.
His tour, also as a solo tour, is now one of the most successful, only behind BTS as a group and BLACKPINK.
Finally, Suga made history by becoming the first rapper to earn over $3 million from a single performance in an arena in the United States.
His three Los Angeles shows grossed around $3.164 million per night.
Now SUGA has concluded its North American tour with sold-out halls and recorded over 155,000 viewers at the 11 performances.
Without an interview, he explained the importance of this tour for him.
“I’ve been preparing for the tour for so long that the term ‘director’ seems foreign to me. My intention with this tour is not to reach my full potential or to be successful as a solo artist.
I think the current form of solo touring came about because it’s now physically impossible for the seven of us to play together, which would be ideal. Our fans have waited so long to see us live and I wanted to repay them somehow. »
Since SUGA has never performed his solo songs before, fans who’ve traveled from far-flung states (and often other countries) had the opportunity to experience a wide range of the rapper’s musical abilities as he guided them through all of his phases Life and career.
During his concerts, which lasted more than two hours, fans could discover BTS SUGA through his official solo songs, such as:
Interlude: Shadow, Trivia: Seesaw or a medley of rapline songs (Ugh, Ddaeng, Cypher 3 & 4) and Agust D featuring Daechwita, Haegeum, Give It To Me, Burn It, Snooze and other mixtape tracks are in the setlist contain .
Given the tremendous success of this tour, it seems like BTS have nothing to fear when they finally get back together after their mandatory service.