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BTS to take an 'extended period of rest … to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy'


BTS is set to take an ‘extended period of rest’ after banner year ‘to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy’










The South Korean boy band BTS is set to embark on an ‘extended period of rest’ as its current concert obligations are met, according to the band’s management company Big Hit.

The seven-member band – consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook – recently completed its BTS Permission To Dance On Stage tour and the Jingle Ball Tour in Los Angeles.

‘We would like to inform you that BTS is planning to take a second official extended period of rest since thier first in 2019,’ Big Hit said in a statement issued Sunday. ‘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.’

The latest: BTS - consisting of (L-R) V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope - is set to embark on an 'extended period of rest' after its current concert obligations are met, according to management company Big Hit. The group was snapped Friday in LA

The latest: BTS – consisting of (L-R) V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope – is set to embark on an ‘extended period of rest’ after its current concert obligations are met, according to management company Big Hit. The group was snapped Friday in LA 

Big Hit said that the time off will mark ‘the first time for’ the K-pop sensation ‘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.’

The musical group ‘stayed active in order to engage with fans in 2020 and 2021 amidst the Covid-19 situation,’ the management company said, ‘and achieved dazzling results to cement themselves as top global artists.’

The group is also looking toward the ‘release of the new album that will mark the beginning of a “new chapter” in their careers, according to Big Hit.

Big Hit said that the time off will mark 'the first time for' the K-pop sensation 'since their debut to spend the holiday season with their families'

Big Hit said that the time off will mark ‘the first time for’ the K-pop sensation ‘since their debut to spend the holiday season with their families’

Fans of the group were pictured at the Jingle Ball Friday in LA at The Forum

Fans of the group were pictured at the Jingle Ball Friday in LA at The Forum

‘They are preparing for a concert this coming March to connect and communicate with the fans in-person in Seoul,’ Big Hit said. ‘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.’

BTS has had a successful year commercially and with critics, as their hit song Dynamite was the top song of the year on Apple Music and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, earning RIAA triple-platinum status.

The group racked up a 2022 Grammy nomination for pop duo/group performance for Butter. They are nominated against a field including Coldplay (Higher Power), Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (I Get a Kick Out of You), Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco (Lonely) and Doja Cat and SZA (Kiss Me More) in the category.

The pop ensemble is coming off an impressive showing at the American Music Awards last month, as it was named artist of the year against a field that included Drake, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.

‘Seven boys from Korea, united by love for music, met the love and support from all the armies all over the world,’ RM said. ‘This whole thing is a miracle. Seriously, we would never take this for granted.’



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