This will be the group’s first long hiatus since 2019.
After their scheduled dates this year, the superstars of the seven-piece group BTS are all set to take a well-deserved break to get “re-inspired and recharge with creative energy” as well as to spend the holiday season with their families, something they haven’t done since their debut.
In an official statement on Monday, Big Hit Music said that BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook will pump the brakes after their Los Angeles shows and the 2021 Jingle Ball Tour. They did the same in August 2019 where they paused for about a month and a half to get “re-inspired and recharged with creative energy,” then eventually returned, full steam ahead.
Read Big Hit’s full statement below:
“Hello. This is BIGHIT MUSIC. We would like to inform you that BTS is planning to take a second official extended period of rest since their first in 2019 after they complete their official scheduled events of BTS Permission To Dance On Stage- LA and the 2021 Jingle Ball Tour. BTS stayed active in order to engage with fans in 2020 and 2021 amidst the Covid-19 situation, and achieved dazzling results to cement themselves as top global artists.
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. It will also be the first time for them 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,” it added.
BTS will be focusing on preparing for the concert and release of the new album that will mark the beginning of a ‘new chapter’. They are preparing for a concert this coming March to connect and communicate with the fans in-person in Seoul. 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.”
A vacation is exactly the first thing that a workhorse like BTS needs after such an eventful year. They’re the year’s biggest international artist, as proven by their wins in the American Music Awards and their record-breaking five #1 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Plus, with a new album possibly becoming a reality at the end of their retreat, it’s a win-win situation for the septet and ARMYs alike.
Art Daniella Sison