After the Korean K-pop Super Junior group, it is now the turn of the BTS phenomenon to perform for the first time in Saudi Arabia at Riyadh Seasons on October 11.
Suga, Jimin, Jungkook… The seven members of the Korean K-pop group BTS are about to set Riyadh on fire soon. As part of their world tour, “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” and Riyadh Seasons, the BTS will give a concert at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital on 11 October.
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A symbolic date that marks the beginning of Riyadh Season, considered the biggest entertainment event in the Saudi capital, where for two months, nearly 20 million visitors will take part in sporting, culinary, artistic and musical events. With the Korean group as the headline, the Saudi National Tourism and Heritage Commission (SCTH) hopes to attract even more visitors.
BTS, a popular K-pop group in the Middle East
While the group gave their very first concert in the Middle East, BTS enjoyed considerable popularity and influence in the region thanks to its many hits such as Spring Day and Mic Drop, which were highly appreciated by their Arabic-speaking fans.
In 2016, the group was awarded a star on the Dubai Walk of Fame, after traveling to the region to shoot its summer vlog entitled “Summer Package”.