Since returning from their last break in 2019, K-pop super sensation BTS has been absolutely killing it, selling out concerts and topping charts with new singles and albums. Even in the midst of a pandemic going on two years now, they’ve kept going strong, barring some cancelled international tours. They’ve already scored the top spot on the international artist list with their single “Dynamite,” and are still on deck for the BTS Permission To Dance On Stage shows and Jingle Ball Tour.
However, even these K-pop juggernauts are still human, and humans need to take a break once in a while. This is why the group’s music company, Big Hit, announced that after these last few events have concluded, BTS will be taking a brief, several-week hiatus to give its members time to rest and recuperate.
“This period of rest will provide the members of BTS who have tirelessly committed themselves to their activities, a chance to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy. It will also be the first time for them since their debut to spend the holiday season with their families. We kindly ask once again that you show consideration for their need to enjoy ordinary and free, everyday lives while solely concentrating on themselves, albeit for a short while, during their period of rest,” Big Hit’s official statement on the matter reads.
BTS will be taking their first major break since 2019, but they’re already at work on a new album. https://t.co/I0pulsHx7I
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 6, 2021
“BTS will be focusing on preparing for the concert and release of the new album that will mark the beginning of a ‘new chapter’. They are preparing for a concert this coming March to connect and communicate with the fans in-person in Seoul. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all the fans who continue to cheer for BTS and they will return as their best, healthiest selves after recharging so they can return all the love from the fans. Thank you.”