BTS 2019 North American Shows: Ticket Sale Prep

Global K-Pop sensation BTS is coming to North America!

The seven-member South Korean boy band just announced new dates for their 2019 BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF’, coming to the U.S. this May. The stadium show includes three stops in the U.S., including Los Angeles, Chicago, and East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Their upcoming stadium run kicks off on Saturday, May 4, at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles before heading to Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, May 11, and ending the U.S. stops at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Saturday, May 18.

North American tickets for the newly added shows will go on sale Friday, March 8 at 4PM Venue Local time. Let’s get you ready with everything we know.

Where to see BTS in North America

Pasadena, CA – Rose Bowl

Saturday, May 4

NEW SHOW – Sunday, May 5


Chicago, IL – Soldier Field

Saturday, May 11

NEW SHOW – Sunday, May 12


East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium

Saturday, May 18

NEW SHOW – Sunday, May 19


All tickets go on sale on Friday, March 8 at 4PM Venue Local time.

Important Ticket Shopping Updates

This sale will work slightly different than the last, please note the changes below:

  • The Onsale time has moved to 4PM Venue Local time.
  • To shop for these shows, online-only purchases will be available. Please be prepared to shop for tickets online using your computer, mobile web, or Ticketmaster app.

How to Get Ready to Shop for Tickets

With sold out shows last week and excitement growing about the newly added dates, we expect demand for tickets to continue to be exceptionally high. We are committed to fighting ticket bots so that more tickets get into the hands of fans. This means this ticket sale will work a little differently than what you may expect. This sale will use the newest ticket technology, a Queue that acts as a virtual line – blocking bots and fighting malicious technology.

Here’s what you can expect on the day of the sale:

1. Sign in to Ticketmaster at least 10 minutes before the sale begins and locate the date you wish to shop for. Reminder: Make sure your payment info in your Account is current.

2. The Waiting Room will open 10 Minutes prior to the event going on sale. You’ll want to join before the sale begins. Those who join the Waiting Room before the sale begins will be provided a random place in the Queue. If you join after the sale begins, you will be placed at the end.

3. When the sale begins, you will be moved into the Queue and additional information will be provided. While you’re waiting to shop, please do not refresh, close, or leave the page.

4. When it’s your turn to shop, you’ll use the map to select your seats, then proceed to checkout. Due to high-demand, tickets will be available first-come, first-served, and are not guaranteed.

Shopping Tip: If you’re planning to shop for an event on your mobile device, do not allow your screen to dim or your Waiting Room will pause. Also, resist the urge to refresh. Your page will automatically refresh when you enter the Queue.

Looking for more information?

Here are a few more things to know before the ticket sale arrives.


When do tickets go on sale?

All tickets for the newly added North America shows will go on sale on Friday, March 8 at 4PM Venue Local time. We recommend you arrive at least 10 minutes early to join the Waiting Room.


Where do I purchase tickets?

Ticketmaster is the official ticket provider for the North American shows. Head to Ticketmaster at least 10 minutes before the sale begins to get ready. See our helpful tips above for how the sale will work. As a reminder, this sale is online-only.


What I can do to prepare?

Buying for a group? Visit the Event page to see how many tickets you can buy per event. To avoid delays at checkout, make sure your payment and billing info is current. Set calendar reminders for the sale and to arrive 10 minutes early the day of.


How much do BTS tickets cost?

Prices will be available when you shop.


Are VIP tickets available?

VIP packages will be available when you shop


How will I get my tickets?

Standard ticket delivery options will be available. When you check out, simply select your preferred method.


What payment options can I use?

You can shop on Ticketmaster with a variety of payments including, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or a debit card with a major credit card logo.

Ticketmaster will never ask you, or require you to complete a purchase using a gift card. Do not trust anyone asking you to provide alternative payments methods, this is unsafe and not to be trusted.


Can I see the venue layout in advance?

The layout is getting final touches. When tickets go on sale, you’ll be able to see the venue layout.


Why is there a Queue?

The Queue is a sophisticated system that is designed to protect fans and fight bots. The queuing system that appears on your screen is working in the background and automatically moves you toward the front as fans continue to shop. While we know that every fan may not be able to get tickets, this will help ensure that we keep tickets out of the clutches of bots.


Why are there tickets already for sale on other sites?

In addition to bots, a growing problem that we fight against daily is a practice called “Speculative Listing” (Spec Listing) or “Speculative Tickets.” A Spec Listing is when unofficial sellers list tickets for sale even though they do not actually have those tickets. They are betting (or speculating) that they will be able to get tickets and then resell them to fans. To learn more about Spec Tickets, head over to  


Check when tickets are available, even once they’re on sale.

Keep up-to-date with the latest ticket news on Twitter. If anything changes with these tickets – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it.


Can I use the new Alexa skill to shop?

No, our Alexa skill will be unavailable. To shop for these shows, online-only purchases will be available. Please be prepared to shop for tickets online using your computer, mobile web, or Ticketmaster app.


Age Restrictions

This is an all ages show.


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