Are The K-Pop Kings Coming Back?

Bangtan. via flickr Photo Credit: Triptych

By Aleah Cole

The global Korean K-pop kings BTS were spotted in Incheon Airport in South Korea and their fans, ARMY are speculating if their comeback is near.

BTS, formally known as Bangtan Sonyeondan or Beyond the Scenes, have been traveling out of Seoul, South Korea over the summer. On Sept. 16, the boy group was seen at Incheon Airport after a one month vacation and it seems that they are getting back to work. 

ARMY are contemplating if they are exploring new ideas for the next album because each member traveled on their own in Europe and parts of Asia. 

When they were spotted at the airport, ARMY took their curiosity onto Twitter and discussed the differences between the members’ appearances. Jungook grew out long hair, Yoongi added slight changes of color to his hair and “Army” tattoos were spotted on one of the other members. 

After completing their phenomenal LoveYourself: Speak Yourself tour, the group announced that they will take a one-month break.

After their one month hiatus, BIGHIT announced on their Twitter page that the group would be going to Saudi Arabia on Oct. 11 and returning for homecoming shows in Seoul on Oct 26, 27 and 29. 

BTS was officially invited to perform in Saudi Arabia in front of  a sold-out crowd at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. But, the group faced criticism for their decision to perform there. 

As reference, Saudi Arabia is known for their high censorship that has restricted human right abuses. The group’s “Speak Yourself” campaign led to their fans presenting their support for them after Prince Salman loosened the restrictions on entertainment.

” I wouldn’t say it was easy,” said Namjoon he shared in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. The other members also defended their decision as well. 

“To put it simply, if there’s a place where people want to see us, we’ll go there,” Jimin had said. “That’s really how we feel.” 

Their comeback might not be near but there is good news that the K-pop stars confirmed will be performing at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball 2019.

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