BTS Will Put on Another ‘Bang Bang Con’ Concert Event

Get ready, ARMY, because BTS’ “Bang Bang Con” is back. On April 10, BTS announced that “Bang Bang Con 21” will take place on the BANGTANTV YouTube channel. With the virtual event, BTS fans around the world will be able to enjoy a concert event from home.

Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and Suga of BTS promote their album 'Map of the Soul: 7' on the 'Today' Show in 2020
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BTS’ ‘Bang Bang Con 21’ takes place in April

On April 10, BTS posted an announcement on their official Twitter account. An image with a yellow background shows a pink tablet with the words “BANG BANG CON 21” on the screen.

Analog emojis of a heart, exclamation point, magnifying glass, and hourglass surround the tablet in the image. Above the tablet, a cursor points at a button leading to the BANGTANTV YouTube channel.

According to the announcement, “BANG BANG CON 21” will take place on April 17 at 2 a.m. EDT and 3 p.m. KST.

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In an Instagram post, the band shared, “#BANGBANGCON21 coming soon!”

The band started ‘Bang Bang Con’ in 2020

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, BTS’ planned Map of the Soul Tour was indefinitely postponed. To give fans some free entertainment and nostalgia, the band put on “Bang Bang Con” on April 18, 2020, and April 19, 2020.

Over the course of the two-day concert series, past BTS concerts were streamed on the BANGTANTV YouTube channel for ARMY to watch for free. In total, eight BTS concerts were shown online.

The concerts that were streamed during the first “Bang Bang Con” event were:

  • 2015 BTS LIVE: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life On Stage
  • 2016 BTS LIVE [The Most Beautiful Moment in Life On Stage: Epilogue]
  • BTS 2014 Live Trilogy: Episode II The Red Bullet (2014 Memories)
  • BTS 3rd Muster [ARMY.ZIP+]
  • 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III The Wings Tour In Seoul
  • 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III The Wings Tour The Final (2017 Memories)
  • BTS 4th Muster [Happy Ever After]
  • BTS World Tour ‘Love Yourself’ Seoul

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BTS put on ‘Bang Bang Con: The Live’

After the first “Bang Bang Con” on April 18, 2020, and April 19, 2020, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook performed a live virtual concert called “Bang Bang Con: The Live.”

The online concert took place on June 14, 2020, the day after the seven-year anniversary of BTS’ debut. “Bang Ban Con: The Live” was not available on YouTube and was not free to watch. To view the concert, fans purchased tickets for the livestream on Weverse Shop.

The setlist featured classic hits from BTS’ discography and performances from the band’s Map of the Soul era.

During “Bang Bang Con: The Live,” BTS performed:

  • “Dope”
  • “Boyz With Fun”
  • “Like”
  • “Just One Day”
  • “Jamais Vu”
  • “Respect”
  • “Friends”
  • “UGH!”
  • “00:00 (Zero O’Clock)”
  • “Black Swan”
  • “Boy With Luv”
  • “Go Go”
  • “Anpanman”
  • “Spring Day”

What to expect from ‘Bang Bang Con 21’

So far, not much is known about BTS’ upcoming “Bang Bang Con 21.” Based on the fact the event will take place on the BANGTANTV YouTube channel, the upcoming event appears to be a second installment of the original “Bang Bang Con” from 2020.

Aside from releasing a music video for their Japanese single “Film Out” on April 1, the members of BTS have been relatively quiet following their recent Grammy Awards nomination and performance.

With the announcement of “Bang Bang Con 21,’ it seems that BTS fans can expect more news and announcements from the band and Big Hit Music in the coming week.