BTS — also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, Bangtan Boys, Bulletproof Boy Scouts, and Beyond the Scene — had good fate watching them earlier this week. The seven-member boy band formed under Big Hit Entertainment escaped a minor multi-vehicular crash with no injuries.
Multiple news outlets reported on the incident but Billboard was the first to get word directly from BTS’s entertainment label, Big Hit Entertainment. According to their report, BTS was involved in a minor multi-vehicle accident in Taoyuan, Taiwan last Sunday, December 9, 2018.
At the time, many people did not know about the incident as BTS or Big Hit Entertainment themselves did not mention anything about the fender-bender which involved three tour buses and several smaller cars. It is possible both boy band and label remained silent because the former was uninjured.
Eventually, news of the accident came to light. Big Hit Entertainment provided an official statement to Billboard about the accident, providing general details and making it known none of BTS members were injured nor will there be any schedule changes.
“On their way back to the hotel after the Taiwan show, there was slight collision between the artists’ cars. None of the members were injured and returned back to hotel safely, and there’s no changes to the upcoming schedules.”
What was BTS doing in Taiwan?
For those who don’t know why BTS is in Taiwan, they are on the fourth leg (possibly last leg) of their current tour, the BTS World Tour: Love Yourself. The tour promotes their “Love Yourself” series of albums which include Love Yourself: Her, Love Yourself: Tear, Love Yourself: Answer, and Face Yourself.
Songs featured on the tour include hits from the four albums including Idol, DNA, Singularity, Fake Love, and Mic Drop. Other hit songs from their past works including I Need U and Dope are also featured.
December 9, 2018, was their second performance in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium. Both shows maxed out at 50,000 in attendance with a revenue of over $7 million USD.
Right now, BTS is technically on tour still but there is a bit of time between their last show in Taiwan to their next show in Japan. It is possible BTS will be taking some time off for the Christmas holiday to spend with family and friends.