Get ready, Army! The Bangtan Boys are back in action to set the stage on fire with their new highly anticipated concert film, which will stream exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video worldwide, and we are certain it is about to take the world by storm once again.
The much-awaited K-pop concert movie “BTS: Yet to Come” will play exclusively on the Amazon-owned Prime Video platform, launching next month on Thursday, November 9, 2023, in most territories, which also includes Japan, where it will only be available from Friday, December 1, 2023, among other 240 countries. On a global scale, the fans will finally get to join RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook in this special cinematic cut, re-edited and remixed for the big screen.
That’s not it! The concert film will also include 19 performances of the boy band’s hit tracks from across the group’s career, including “Dynamite, “Butter,” “RUN,” “Mic Drop,” and “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment).”
Moreover, it was Billboard magazine that initially reported that BTS would be performing in a benefit concert in support of the city’s efforts to have a World Exposition in 2030, participating under the banner Yet to Come. Due to this, the concert was originally filmed in the South Korean city of Busan in October last year, with approximately 50,000 people in attendance at the Asiad Main Stadium in Busan, South Korea, as part of the city’s World Expo 2030 bid. The concert was also live-streamed on Weverse, the fan platform operated by Hype Corporation, which owns Big Hit.
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So, it will be an exciting experience to see all the latest close-up angles of the entire concert, BTS Yet to Come in Busan, which will be a celebratory moment for their loyal fans after the K-pop group announced they were going on hiatus a year ago. If you recall, back on June 14, 2022, the group announced a scheduled pause in group activities to enable the members to complete their mandatory South Korean military service, with a reunion planned for 2025. Jin, the oldest member, enlisted on December 13, 2022, followed by J-Hope on April 18, 2023, and Suga on September 22, 2023.
In addition to this, in September this year, they all signed new contracts with Big Hit Music, a label operated by HYBE. The members will sign these agreements sequentially, considering their military service, after a board resolution with Big Hit Music, solidifying their commitment to future projects starting from 2025 onwards. Hybe expressed their anticipation for supporting BTS’ group endeavors and pledged unwavering support to enhance their worldwide influence, ensuring the group’s continuity even after completing their military service.
“The group will remain active as a team while taking individual journey to further achieve personal growth,” per the release from HYBE, the agency that represents BTS, adding that the members of the two-time Grammy-nominated group “will allow themselves to express their individuality through the release of solo albums and collaborations with other artists.”
HYBE’s parent company, BIGHIT MUSIC, added, “BTS now starts a new chapter with new solo projects as well as group projects. Members will take this time to achieve personal growth through various new activities, and we expect it to further strengthen the foundation for the group’s long run as a team. BIGHIT MUSIC will actively support the artists.”
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The new concert film is produced by Hybe and CJ 4DPlex. Trafalgar Releasing is a distributor who also released a version titled BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas in February, resulting in a global theatrical gross of over $29M. The deal with Prime marks a break from the band’s previous relationship with Disney+. The Disney streamer previously uploaded the 4K concert film “BTS: Permission to Dance On Stage – LA,” featuring the band’s performance at the Sofi stadium in November 2021, “BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star,” a docuseries that charted the band’s rise and rise; and travel show “In the Soop; Friendication,” with BTS member V.
“We are thrilled to partner with HYBE in welcoming BTS: Yet to Come to Prime Video,” said David Simonsen, director of Prime Video Southeast Asia. “We know the popularity of high-quality Korean content worldwide and we look forward to delighting consumers around the globe with BTS: Yet to Come. We are excited to see the concert movie and this genre find new audiences from different countries on Prime Video.”
At last, for the fans asking about the future of this K-pop group, in one of their recent videos, BTS’ V, 26, insisted the group wasn’t breaking up and said, “Later when we gather again as a group that synergy will be like no other.” Reflecting on his comments, J-Hope, 28, assured fans that the future of BTS will be positive for the group members. “I think we should spend some time apart to learn how to be one again,” he said during the live-streamed event. “I hope you don’t see this as a negative thing, and see it as a healthy plan,” continued J-Hope. “I think BTS will become stronger that way.”