BTS back on tour after two years

The global experience began their “Permission to Dance” trip on Saturday at the SoFi Arena.

Countless the K-pop group’s fans, who call themselves the “Army,” loaded the arena to enjoy RM, Jin, V, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin and Jungkook dazzle with their dance relocations and memorable hits.

The group held an interview on Sunday, which CNN went to, and the South Korean stars stated it felt great to be back carrying out live after hold-ups due to the pandemic.

“I’m very happy that we’re having this in-person concert for the first time in two years. Obviously for the past two years, ‘ordinary’ and ‘normal’ were no longer normal, so it was a very sad and difficult time for everybody,” V stated.

Suga included that when he was on phase the day prior, he discovered himself asking, “Is this really reality or is this a dream?”

Jimin stated that the Covid-19 pandemic was hard for the group which they attempted to carry that into their music.

“We felt powerless, we were depressed. We tried to break out of that by doing what we could, releasing our songs ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Butter,’ album ‘Be’ and ‘Permission to Dance.’ Again, doing what we can and trying to find a way out of this situation,” Jimin stated. “We worked hard at this because we wanted to bring healing and consolation to everyone else who were also going through hard times and who are also living through these challenges.”

“The fact that we received so much love for these songs that we’ve created gave us a lot of energy, and we hope we can pour in this positive energy that we’ve received in doing these concerts,” Jungkook stated.

The group was just recently chosen for a Grammy for finest pop duo or group efficiency, something Jin stated would be an “honor” if they won at the event in January.

“We haven’t won a Grammy yet, and it would be an honor if we could win one,” he stated.

The group’s around the world acknowledgment grew in 2018 with their albums “Love Yourself: Answer” and “Love Yourself: Tear.” Their effective partnership with Coldplay is among numerous — they have actually likewise scored hits with artists like Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj and Fall Out Young boy.

When It Comes To how the group remains grounded regardless of their massive success?

“We don’t try to set our standards to define success because if you set those standards, it is very tiring physically and mentally to reach those goals,” J-Hope stated. “Instead, just trying hard at what we do in our lives and emotions and staying true to that. And this eventually leads to a lot of success. That’s what I’m trying to do. And by doing that trying to stay true to ourselves.”

RM echoed those beliefs stating, “There’s 100 percent of success, and I’ll give fifty, half to the audience … success is not all ours, and I always try to realize that, and it helps me keep myself down to earth, and I think it’s really important to survive in this crazy industry.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.