BTS Fans Ring in 2020 With New Fila Merch and a Showstopping Performance at ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

It’s the start of a new decade and the start of a new era for BTS, with fans patiently awaiting a tour and upcoming album announcement. Until then, this K-pop group took over Times Square, performing two songs at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Here’s what the BTS army is saying about this group’s latest adventures.

 BTS performs during the Times Square New Year's Eve 2020 Celebration
BTS performs during the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2020 Celebration Photo by Manny Carabel/FilmMagic

BTS performed at the ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ in Times Square

What better way to ring in the new year than with an iconic BTS performance. The chart-topping, award-winning K-pop group took over Times Square, appearing on the holiday show, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to perform two songs.

BTS first performed “Make It Right” at the iconic Times Square red stairs before heading to the stage for one of their most popular songs, “Boy With Luv.” Unfortunately, Halsey didn’t jump out for this performance, but there were plenty of cute and quirky moments for fans to enjoy. (We’re looking at you, Jimin’s jacket.)

K-Pop band, BTS is seen in Times Square on December 31, 2019 in New York City
K-Pop band, BTS is seen in Times Square on December 31, 2019, in New York City | Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

2020 is not the first time BTS performed at this holiday celebration

In 2017, BTS took the stage in Los Angeles, performing during the same New Year’s Eve show. Hot off the heels of their win at the Billboard Music Awards, the group performed their song, “DNA.” Since then, the group’s kept themselves busy, recently collaborating with the Korean sportswear company, Fila.

During the holiday season, BTS performed at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, alongside artists like Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, and Lizzo. Halsey even joined them on stage for a performance of “Boy With Luv.” Now, with a Times Square performance under their belt, BTS is ready for 2020 and an upcoming tour, announced by their management company, Big Hit Entertainment.

Fans took to social media, sharing their love for the K-pop group, BTS

Whether the BTS Army was under the lights of Times Square or snuggled on their couches at home, fans shared their support with these K-pop artists. Some took to social media before and after their performance, sending love from across the globe.

“Okay listen this is what the New Year’s Rockin Eve audience looks like. BTS [is] going to perform in front of the 1 million people at… Times Square. Phew, I’m not even there but I am suddenly having an anxiety attack. This is HUGE HUGE and not to mention there’s a live stream, too,” said one Twitter user, sharing a picture of the crowd.

“It’s no secret that BTS was going to slay that performance. I’m shook. Those guys never fail to amaze me,” another Twitter user said. Some people who have never seen BTS before shared their reactions on Twitter.

“Watched BTS play #NYRE just now in a room full of people who haven’t seen them live before and everyone was [shocked,]” one Twitter user wrote. “They did what they had to do!

Music by BTS, including their most recently-released album Map of the Soul: Persona, is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major streaming platforms.