Popular K-Pop band Bangtan Boys (BTS) are all set to take a long vacation from December 6 and spend time with their family after returning home from their last concert in Los Angeles. Big Hit Music on Monday announced that the members will take an ‘official extended period of rest.’
Big Hit Music in a statement said that the band members will be spending the holiday season with their families, 'the first time for them since their debut'.
The entertainment company informed the BTS ARMY of the BTS’ extended leave and added that the band will focus on preparing for their upcoming in-person concert in March in Seoul. BTS will also prepare their 'new album that will mark the beginning of a new chapter'
The statement read, "Hello. This is BIGHIT MUSIC. We would like to inform you that BTS is planning to take a second official extended period of rest since their first in 2019 after they complete their official scheduled events of BTS Permission To Dance On Stage- LA and the 2021 Jingle Ball Tour. BTS stayed active in order to engage with fans in 2020 and 2021 amidst the Covid-19 situation, and achieved dazzling results to cement themselves as top global artists."
[공지] 방탄소년단 공식 장기휴가 공지 (+ENG) pic.twitter.com/TLmZTKyISE— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) December 6, 2021
"This period of rest will provide the members of BTS who have tirelessly committed themselves to their activities, a chance to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy. It will also be the first time for them since their debut to spend the holiday season with their families. We kindly ask once again that you show consideration for their need to enjoy ordinary and free, everyday lives while solely concentrating on themselves, albeit for a short while, during their period of rest," it added.
The music label requested ARMY to show consideration for their need to enjoy ordinary and free, everyday lives while solely concentrating on themselves, albeit for a short while, during their period of rest.
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"BTS will be focusing on preparing for the concert and release of the new album that will mark the beginning of a 'new chapter'. They are preparing for a concert this coming March to connect and communicate with the fans in-person in Seoul. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all the fans who continue to cheer for BTS and they will return as their best, healthiest selves after recharging so they can return all the love from the fans. Thank you," it concluded.
Their Permission To Dance On Stage in LA concert was BTS’ first in-person concert two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, which sold over 1 million tickets and was all sold out throughout all four days in the US.
Since the statement was issued, loving fans have been wishing the Bangtan Boys a happy holiday season with their families.