Coronavirus days: BTS postpones world tour; Lady Gaga delays album release and more

The much awaited BTS' 'Map of the Soul' tour has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of coronavirus across the globe.

As the world continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, many of the scheduled concert tours and album releases are getting postponed. The latest in the list are 'Map of the Soul' tour by internationally popular K-pop boy band BTS and the release of album 'Chromatica' by Queen of Pop, Lady Gaga.

Other popular artists who have delayed their scheduled concerts and album releases due to the pandemic are South Korean artists Lee Han Gyul and Nam Do Hyun, K-pop music groups KARD and IZ, American heavy metal band Metallica, English singer Sam Smith, American musician Alicia Keys and American country music legend Willie Nelson and singer Tanya Tucker.

While Alicia Keys, Sam Smith, Willie Nelson, Lee Han Gyul and Nam Do Hyun have rescheduled their album releases for the upcoming months, Lady Gaga and Metallica have indefinitely postponed their new project launches. BTS, Tanya Tucker, IZ and KARD are closely observing the current situation to make a call on their tour dates.

The entertainment agency for BTS, Big Hit Entertainment, recently released an official statement explaining the current situation and their future plans. The statement began by citing the reason for making certain changes in the current tour dates of their 'Map of the Soul' concert. Through the statement, the agency also revealed that the young Korean heartthrobs are likely to perform in South Korea though the concerts in the country were cancelled earlier.

Check out the official statement released by Big Hit entertainment below:

BTS shares message amid coronavirus pandemic Youtube Screengrab

Lady Gaga also released a statement on Twitter informing her fans about the delay in the release of her new album 'Chromatica'. The singer said it was an "incredibly tough decision" to make during these "hectic" and "scary" days. She also asked her fans to stay stronger and healthy as they are the needs of the hour.

Here is the complete message shared by Lady Gaga on Twitter:


Find out the rescheduled album release and concert tour dates below:

  • Lee Han Gyul and Nam Do Hyun's album release date – April 21
  • BTS' concert tour date – Yet to be revealed
  • KARD's concert tour - Yet to be revealed
  • IZ's concert tour - Yet to be revealed
  • Metallica's concert tour - Yet to be revealed
  • Tanya Tucker's concert tour - Yet to be revealed
  • Little Big Town's concert tour – October 2020 and January 2021
  • Alicia Keys' concert tour -- Yet to be revealed
  • Guns N' Roses concert tour -- Yet to be revealed
  • Elton John's concert tour -- Yet to be revealed
  • Alicia Keys' new album – May 15
  • Sam Smith's new album – June 5
  • Willie Nelson's new album – July 3
  • Lady Gaga's new album -- Yet to be revealed
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