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BTS cancels concerts in South Korean capital due to virus

The band was supposed to perform on April 11-12 and April 18-19 at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS pose for photos during the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, South Korea. BTS canceled a series of planned concerts in Seoul in April due to concerns about a soaring viral outbreak in South Korea, the band’s management agency said Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

SEOUL, South Korea — K-pop superstar group BTS has canceled a series of planned concerts in Seoul in April due to concerns about a soaring viral outbreak in South Korea.

 The band’s management agency said: “We regret to announce that the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR ... has been cancelled.” 

The band was supposed to perform on April 11-12 and April 18-19 at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium. It said the current outbreak made it impossible to predict the scale of the illness during the dates the concerts were planned. 

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The coronavirus that causes the new illness has infected more than 2,000 people in South Korea.