|World tour by BTS|
|Associated album||Love Yourself: Her|
Love Yourself: Tear
Love Yourself: Answer
|Start date||August 25, 2018|
|No. of shows|
|BTS concert chronology|
BTS World Tour: Love Yourself is the third worldwide concert tour headlined by South Korean band BTS to promote their Love Yourself series, including their Love Yourself: Her EP, Love Yourself: Tear studio album, and Love Yourself: Answer compilation album. The tour began on August 25, 2018 in South Korea and is set to visit 12 countries thus far, including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.
On April 26, 2018, Big Hit Entertainment released a trailer on their official YouTube channel announcing an upcoming world tour. The video revealed an initial schedule of 22 concerts across 11 cities worldwide. After the announcement, multiple hashtags trended worldwide on social media, including the tour's namesake tag-- #LOVE_YOURSELF, highlighting the level of anticipation surrounding the event.
On August 4, BigHit Entertainment confirmed all 90,000 tickets for the Seoul shows (August 25 and 26) were sold out after the second public sale on August 3. On August 17, it was announced that only from the first two concerts at the Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul, BTS was projected to make USD 8.4 Million (KRW 95 Billion) in ticket revenue alone.
Tickets went on sale May 5, 2018 for the Newark, Fort Worth, and Los Angeles shows and sold out in seconds. Due to the high demand, an additional date was added to the Los Angeles lineup, with tickets going on sale May 9, 2018. Tickets for the Oakland, Chicago, and Hamilton shows went on sale May 7, 2018. Tickets for the Hamilton shows sold out in just over an hour, with organizers for the Ontario stop, Core Entertainment, revealing they would have sold out faster if not for the strain put on Ticketmaster's online system due to the heavy influx of site traffic, the likes of which had not been seen for any ticketing held before. All fourteen stops completely sold out. A fifteenth and final stop of the North American leg, Citi Field in New York, was later announced on August 8, making BTS the first Korean artist to hold a concert at a stadium in the United States. Tickets for the show sold out in under ten minutes.
The London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Paris stops mark the group's first and biggest European headline shows to date. Tickets went on sale June 1, with the London dates selling out in two minutes, and the Berlin shows selling out in nine minutes.
Dates for nine dome concerts in Japan were announced on July 30 across the group's social media platforms.
On September 9, Variety announced that BTS, and singer Elton John, were the top touring acts of Fall 2018 in the United States. According to StubHub, BTS entered the "highest-selling act" and "best-selling shows" lists with the "highest-selling average sales per show position".Yahoo Finance revealed that BTS were also the top-selling act and top-selling show artist in Canada for Fall 2018. On October 7 it was estimated that BTS sold a total of 790,000 tickets, selling out all current concerts venues and with more dates expected to be added to the tour.
The Love Yourself received positive reviews from critics. For the first concerts in America, local media reported in Los Angeles since the moment fans started to camp outside the Staples Center days ahead the concert. Philip Cosores from Uproxx described BTS' Staples Center 4 night concerts as "Enormous, multi-sensory experience" bringing an "Inclusive" and "Multicultural experience" where music is above any language barrier. Tiffany Taylor from The Hollywood Reporter noted for Billboard News the "Amazing choreography" praising the solo performances and energy of the fans as highlight of the night. Jim Harrington from The Mercury News referred to the Oracle Arena concert on Oakland as "the hottest concert of the year in the Bay Area" noting the solo performances as "witnessing seven individual stars, each of whom could enjoy a successful solo career." For the Chicago show critic Kim Youngdae stated their strengths were the dazzling group displays, the artistry in the solo numbers, and how immersive it was. Crystal Bell from MTV said about the tour, "BTS have created an experience so captivating, so inclusive, and so visually stunning that it's cemented the boy band as one of the most vital acts in pop music today." The Quietus wrote about the European tour as " The show is about a search for self-identity. After two-and-a-half hours of costume changes, pulsing beats, soaring high notes and the impossible iconic beauty of their videos, BTS walk to the front of the stage in low-key jeans and T-shirts. As they sing the last song, 'Anpanman', which is about a new kind of superhero, we realise that their awkwardness and sensitivity is also the source of their strength."
BTS features three set lists for their concerts. It includes the same songs except for the title medley (#12 to #16).
|Leg 1 - Asia|
|August 25, 2018||Seoul||South Korea||Seoul Olympic Stadium||90,000/90,000||$8,400,000|
|August 26, 2018|
|Leg 2 - North America|
|September 5, 2018||Los Angeles||United States||Staples Center||84,000/84,000||TBA|
|September 6, 2018|
|September 8, 2018|
|September 9, 2018|
|September 12, 2018||Oakland||Oracle Arena||20,000/20,000|
|September 15, 2018||Fort Worth||Fort Worth Convention Center||24,000/24,000|
|September 16, 2018|
|September 20, 2018||Hamilton||Canada||FirstOntario Centre||36,000/36,000|
|September 22, 2018|
|September 23, 2018|
|September 28, 2018||Newark||United States||Prudential Center||36,000/36,000|
|September 29, 2018|
|October 2, 2018||Chicago||United Center||47,000/47,000|
|October 3, 2018|
|October 6, 2018||New York City||Citi Field||40,000/40,000|
|Leg 3 - Europe|
|October 9, 2018||London||United Kingdom||The O2 Arena||31,475/32,278||$4,943,140 |
|October 10, 2018|
|October 13, 2018||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Ziggo Dome||17,000/17,000||TBA|
|October 16, 2018||Berlin||Germany||Mercedes-Benz Arena||30,000/30,000|
|October 17, 2018|
|October 19, 2018||Paris||France||AccorHotels Arena||40,000/40,000|
|October 20, 2018|
|Leg 4 - Asia|
|November 13, 2018||Tokyo||Japan||Tokyo Dome||380,000/380,000[a]||TBA|
|November 14, 2018|
|November 21, 2018||Osaka||Kyocera Dome Osaka|
|November 23, 2018|
|November 24, 2018|
|December 8, 2018||Taoyuan||Taiwan||Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium||40,000/40,000|
|December 9, 2018|
|January 12, 2019||Nagoya||Japan||Nagoya Dome||[a]|
|January 13, 2019|
|January 19, 2019||Singapore||Singapore National Stadium||TBA|
|February 16, 2019||Fukuoka||Japan||Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome||[a]|
|February 17, 2019|
|March 20, 2019||Hong Kong||AsiaWorld-Expo||TBA|
|March 21, 2019|
|March 23, 2019|
|March 24, 2019|
|April 6, 2019||Bangkok||Thailand||Rajamangala National Stadium|
|Venue||City||Tickets sold / available||Gross revenue|
|Seoul Olympic Stadium||Seoul, South Korea||90,000/90,000 (100%)||$8,400,000|
|The O2 Arena||London, United Kingdom||31,475/32,278 (97.5%)||$4,943,140|