BTS has now confirmed that the ‘Bang Bang’ Con is returning in 2021. BTS took to social media on Saturday (local time) to announce ‘Bang Bang Con 21’. The first announcement for ‘Bang Bang Con 2021 did not give away much about the virtual concert.
BTS then later on April 11 confirmed “Bang Bang Con 21” is a Livestream of past concerts with a second teaser image on Twitter.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) April 11, 2021
BTS Live Trilogy EP. 1 BTS Begins (Memories of 2015) is scheduled to take place on April 17 at 3 p.m. KST(11:30 am IST) on the septet’s official YouTube channel ‘BANGTANTV.’
The second concert, BTS 5th muster [Magic Shop] in Busan, will begin on April 17 at 5:40 p.m. KST(2.10 pm IST). BTS World Tour Speak Yourself in Sao Paulo will be live-streamed at 7:40 p.m. KST(4:10 pm IST) on April 17.
“BTS concert in your room #BANGBANGCON21 coming soon!” the group wrote on Instagram and Twitter.
Bang Bang Con by BTS started in 2020
Last April inaugural ‘Bang Bang Con’ was a free two-day online concert series featuring live performance footage dating back to 2015. The event arrived after the act’s 2020 ‘Map of the Soul’ tour was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The eight 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
That summer, BTS followed up with ‘Bang Bang Con: The Live’, a 90-minute pay-per-view concert. The virtual performance was held on June 14, a day after the band’s seventh anniversary.
‘BTS’ recently dropped the new song ‘Film Out,’ a collaboration with J-pop band Back Number that appears as the ending theme in the new Japanese film ‘Signal: Long-Term Unsolved Case Investigation Team’. The track will be included on the septet’s next Japanese-language album, ‘BTS, The Best’, which is scheduled for release on June 16.