BTS Ends Las Vegas Concert Series With Major Announcement

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BTS performs “Butter” at the 2022 Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

BTS revealed the release date for their upcoming studio album this weekend during a concert in Las Vegas.

During the South Korean boy band’s fourth and final consecutive concert at Allegiant Stadium, a dynamic montage of scenes from BTS music videos played on the screen. The dramatic teaser video culminated with the words “We are bulletproof,” followed by a date: June 10, 2022.

According to Billboard, the pop sensation label Big Hit Music confirmed the imminent arrival of the band’s new album in a statement posted on Weverse on Sunday. It’s unclear whether “We Are Bulletproof” is the title of the project, as the confident phrase has been part of BTS’s music and brand since the group’s inception.

“BTS will be back with another new album on June 10, 2022,” Big Hit Music announced, according to Billboard.

“Details on the new album will be provided in a separate notice at a later date. We look forward to your love and support for BTS’s new album. Thank you.”

The official announcement comes a day after BTS wrapped up their Las Vegas mini-residency, Permission to Dance on Stage, which ran from April 8-9 and again April 15-16. The “Butter” hitmakers kicked off their Permission to Dance Onstage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood last year.

Earlier this month, BTS attended the 64th Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where they were nominated for Pop Duo/Group Performance for the second year in a row. In 2021, the septet’s single “Dynamite” was beaten by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me”. This time around, Doja Cat and SZA’s “Kiss Me More” won out over “Butter.”

RM, V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin and J-Hope also took to the Grammys stage this year for a smooth, jazzy rendition of “Butter,” complete with a cameo from “Drivers License” singer Olivia Rodrigo.

“Guys, I know there’s a lot of noise around our Grammys and the team itself,” BTS member RM said last weekend during one of the group’s shows at Vegas.

“But, you know, why talk about it like that? … We didn’t come to Vegas for the Grammys. We came to Vegas for ARMYs,” he said, referring to their fans. “The record, the title, the accomplishments, the trophies, they’re really important, but that wasn’t the first thing , the first reason we started all these things, right? »

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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