Does BTS Do Meet-and-Greets? Here’s How to Get Close to the K-Pop Group on the ‘Map of the Soul’ Tour

Sure, BTS might notice you on social media. Seeing them in real life is another story. It might have been easier when they weren’t the biggest boy band in the world. However, there are still chances to meet this K-pop group while they’re on the Map of the Soul stadium tour or promoting their new album, Map of the Soul: 7.

Here’s a look into “fan sign” events, VIP tickets for BTS, and other ways to meet these K-pop idols.

Does BTS do meet-and-greet events?

If you’ve been one of the lucky fans to meet this K-pop group, chances are it’s been at a “fan sign” event. These meet-and-greets give fans the chance to chat with their idols, and some clips even show BTS members holding hands with fans and accepting small gifts. (Jimin in a flower crown? Yes, please.)

As BTS grew in popularity, these meet-and-greet events became less frequent. The members have understandably become pretty busy, recently releasing their album Map of the Soul: 7 and doing interviews around the globe.

This spring, they’ll embark on their Map of the Soul tour, making stops at the Rose Bowl, MetLife Stadium, the Tokyo Dome, and Seoul’s Olympic Stadium. Unfortunately for international fans, the group doesn’t do fan meet-and-greets outside of Korea — not yet anyway.

Some sources report international meet-and-greets could eventually be a possibility, as the members have gradually been improving their English, showcasing it during interviews in the United States and beyond. Still, there are a few ways for fans to get pretty close to this K-pop group.

There are VIP seats available for BTS’ international tour

If you want to see BTS perform up close, your best bet is to buy VIP tickets for their Map of the Soul tour. With this package, attendees are able to see the boy band’s soundcheck before the massive stadium crowd files in.

These are also the closest fans to the stage, so your chances of getting noticed are pretty high. Some fans report wearing the “LINE friends” character of each member can help you stand out in the crowd.

Jungkook and J-Hope of the K-pop group BTS
Jungkook and J-Hope of the K-pop group BTS | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

BTS does press events in the United States

If you don’t mind waiting for hours in a line, you can get pretty close to BTS when they’re doing interviews in the United States. Fans appeared in the crowd when the K-pop group was recently on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Today Show, both events promoting Map of the Soul: 7. Fans expect BTS to continue doing press as they embark on their worldwide tour for Map of the Soul: 7.

Music by BTS — including their recently released album, Map of the Soul: 7 — is available for streaming on platforms, such as Spotify. To learn more about BTS’ upcoming tour, visit their website.