BTS Wow ARMY With Their Visuals for the Map of the Soul ON:E Concept Photobook
In October 2020, the members of BTS put on an online concert called “Map of the Soul ON:E.” The two-day concert took place on Oct. 10, 2020, and Oct. 11, 2020. On April 20, BTS began previewing their Map of the Soul ON:E concept photobook with multiple teasers.
With the photobook, BTS fans will be able to experience the magic of “Map of the Soul ON:E” all over again, and the teasers for the photobook have already showcased Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook’s incredible visuals.
BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ concert took place in 2020
BTS’ Map of the Soul era consists of two albums; their 2019 EP Map of the Soul: Persona and their 2020 studio album Map of the Soul: 7. Originally, the Korean band was supposed to embark on their Map of the Soul Tour in 2020 to complete the era.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the world tour was indefinitely postponed. To give fans a concert for the Map of the Soul era, BTS put on “Map of the Soul ON:E.” Both virtual performances featured a 23-song setlist, with the band changing a few songs on the setlist for each show.
To attend the concert, ARMY around the world purchased tickets on Weverse Shop. According to a press release from Big Hit Music, “Map of the Soul ON:E” brought in 993,000 viewers.
BTS’ visuals in the photobook blew ARMY away
On April 20, BTS released teaser photos from the Map of the Soul ON:E concept photobook on Twitter and released a teaser trailer for the photobook on the BANGTANTV YouTube channel.
The teaser trailer for the Map of the Soul ON:E concept photobook shows the members wearing outfits from the “Map of the Soul ON:E” concert as white confetti falls around them. As the members of BTS smile, instrumentals from their song “We Are Bulletproof : the Eternal” play.
Individual video teasers for each member were posted on the BANGTANTV YouTube channel on April 23. As the teasers were continuously released, BTS fans reacted on social media.
“They look so good… I’m buying whatever they’re selling,” a Reddit user wrote.
“im truly speechless – dark haired bangtan is elite also,,i guess both versions it is…sigh *opens purse*,” a fan wrote on Reddit.
How to purchase the Map of the Soul ON:E concept photobook
The Map of the Soul ON:E concept photobook is available for fans to pre-order on Weverse Shop. There are two versions of the photobook, and each version contains photos from two different photoshoots, a poster, a photocard, a lenticular card, a film card, and fold concept paper.
The Route Version of the Map of the Soul ON:E concept photobook includes photos for the Ego-themed photoshoot and Youth-themed photoshoot. The Clue Version of the photobook contains pictures for the Persona and Shadow concepts.
Each version of the Map of the Soul ON:E concept photobook is $36 USD, and BTS fans can also pre-order a Special Set that has photos from the Route and Clue Versions for $72 USD.