LOS ANGELES/Seoul, July 14 (Yonhap) — K-pop event Bangtan Boys (BTS) will appear on Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour live concert show to “Defense the Planet and End Poverty,” which takes place on Sept. 25 in many cities around the world including Seoul, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Rio, Sydney and Lagos.
According to an announcement posted on Wednesday on the website of Global Citizen, a New York-based organization based in New York City, United States that fights extreme poverty, the protest will take place on a global scale that will be attended by many prominent international artists, including BTS. Thanks to their single “Butter”, the septet broke its own record on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart yesterday, occupying the first position for the seventh week in a row.
The international organization has posted the key objectives of this 2021 edition, specifically “to prevent COVID-19, to eradicate the food crisis, to ensure the resumption of learning for all, to protect the planet and To promote equity for all.”
The event will be broadcast live via ABC in the US and BBC in the UK, as well as through television channels such as broadcast platforms YouTube, Twitter, Hulu and internet radio station iHeartRadio.
Among these world-connecting concerts, pop stars such as BTS of South Korea, R&B star The Weeknd from Canada, British singer-songwriter who participated in the production of the BTS single “Butter”, Ed Sheeran, etc. Will perform, but also Andrea Bocelli, Coldplay, Duran Duran, Billie Eilish, Ricky Martin and Usher.