K-pop superstars BTS return with new concert film 'Bang Bang Con 2021'

The show is the second instalment of the YouTube series which was watched by 750 million people in 2020

UNSPECIFIED: (L-R) In this screengrab released on March 14, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jungkook, V, Jimin, and RM of BTS perform onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on March 14, 2021.   Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Recording Academy/AFP (Photo by Theo Wargo / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)
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There seems to no stopping BTS.

Fresh from their acclaimed performance at February's Grammy Awards and headlining their ownMTV Unplugged show, the K-pop juggernaut announced an online concert film event for Saturday.

Streamed on their YouTube channel from 3pm KST (10am UAE time), Bang Bang Con 2021 should rally the group's global fan base, dubbed "Armys", for a show featuring performances taken for their 2019's arena concerts held in Busan, South Korea and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The event follows the success of the first Bang Bang Con in April 2020 which reportedly received more than 750,000 million views from 107 countries.

BTS announced the new instalment to their nearly 40 million followers on Instagram on Monday with a series of nine posts that racked up a combined 10 million likes and counting.

With more details on the programme to be revealed soon, YouTube is full of existing BTS concerts to keep fans happy until the big day.

From intimate sets to arena spectaculars, here are five BTS concerts available online.

1. A massive 2019 home-city show in Seoul

The landmark final gig of the BTS World Tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself that ran from August 2018 to April 2019.

By the time the group returned to South Korea to play a trio of shows at Seoul Olympic Stadium, they were a well-oiled machine. Nearly 130,000 fans packed into the stadium over three nights for a rollicking show featuring 24 songs.

2. The time they ruled NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts

It remains the much-loved radio programme's biggest coup.

Where normally NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts series is dedicated to alternative acts, BTS graced the cult show in September 2020 for breezy three-song set beamed from South Korea and featured new single Dynamite.

As a result, the show received its biggest YouTube audience to date with nearly 34 million views steaming the concert

3. Conquering stadiums

There is a reason why the BTS World Tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself was listed as one of the highest grossing tours in 2019.

This recording, taken from an unidentified location, shows why the septet were in their element. They have the kind of energy, pinpoint vocals and slick choreography that blows their western boyband counterparts out of the water.

4. A massive compilation of live performances

If you can't get enough of BTS, then this compilation of concert footage is perfect for you.

This four-hour video collates several full concerts spanning seven years, including their first bunch of live performances as part of 2014's The Red Bullet Tour and performances from their massive Japanese stadium tour in 2018.


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