2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour

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2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III (Final Chapter): The Wings Tour
World tour by BTS
The Wings Tour Logo.svg
Associated albumWings
You Never Walk Alone
Start dateFebruary 18, 2017
End dateDecember 10, 2017
Legs6
No. of shows
  • 30 in Asia
  • 5 in North America
  • 4 in South America
  • 1 in Oceania
  • 40 in Total
BTS concert chronology
  • 2016 BTS LIVE Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa On Stage: Epilogue
    (2016)
  • 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour
    (2017)
  • BTS World Tour: Love Yourself
    (2018-19)

2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III (Final Chapter): The Wings Tour was the second worldwide concert tour headlined by the South Korean boy band BTS to promote their second Korean studio album, Wings (2016). The tour began on February 18, 2017 and concluded on December 10, 2017 in South Korea. It visited 12 countries including Brazil, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and the United States. The tour gathered 550,000 fans, making it the band's biggest tour to date.[1][2]

Background[edit]

On November 18, 2016, BTS released a trailer on YouTube announcing the tour, along with a poster listing the dates for the first two shows held at Gocheok Sky Dome in South Korea. Later, six shows were confirmed in five cities in Chile, Brazil, and the United States.[3][4][5]

Tickets for the North American leg sold out within a few minutes. Due to high demand, two additional shows were added for the Prudential Center and the Honda Center.[6] Over 60,000 fans were in attendance at the concerts in Newark, Chicago, and Anaheim.[7] The group went on to sell out their concert in Chile, and became the fastest K-pop group to sell out the Movistar Arena, Chile's largest indoor arena.[8] According to Puntoticket, the Chilean ticket sales and distribution company, BTS' concert was the fastest-selling show in Chile's history, only comparable to Maroon 5’s concert in 2015, selling more than 10,000 tickets in less than 2 hours.[9] On January 13, 2017, BTS announced a second show at the same venue.[10] In Brazil, more than 50,000 fans tried to buy the 14,000 available tickets, which led to protests on Twitter asking for the Brazilian promoters of the tour to move the concerts to a larger venue.[11][12] BTS sold 44,000 tickets in total across the South American leg of the tour.[13]

On July 27, 2017, BTS announced three finale concerts held in Seoul at Gocheok Sky Dome on December 8–10, 2017.[14] On September 2, 2017, additional dates at Japan's Kyocera Dome were announced for October 14–15, 2017, which were later sold out.[15][16] It was the first time that the group held dome concerts in Japan since their debut.

Reception[edit]

The tour received positive reviews from music critics. Billboard praised the group's "militarily precise choreography". They also complimented the members' solo stages, stating that "The solitary, reflective showcases moved the audience".[17] Bucks County Courier Times wrote that the concert, which "included elaborate dance routines for almost every song, stunning intermission videos and plenty of speeches and antics from the BTS members", was an "incredible experience".[18] Idolator highlighted the band's intricate choreography as well as each member's ability to showcase their respective strengths through solo stages. They concluded, "The Wings Tour is the perfect introduction to the professionalism and pageantry of K-Pop. BTS is in a league of their own and the world is starting to realize it".[19] CNN acknowledged BTS as the first K-pop act to sell out arenas in the United States, praising their evolution in the industry.[20]

The New York Times Magazine reported on the remarkable success of The Wings Tour in Chile, which sold out in record time. It was revealed that "the band’s online popularity had become so entrenched in Chile that tour promoters didn’t even bother with a traditional media push". It was also reported that the audience's screams alone reached "an earsplitting 127 decibels", the loudest ever recorded at the Movistar Arena.[21] Manila Bulletin praised the group's performances and noted the impressive attendance numbers for the show, stating "BTS’ drawing power is no joke".[22]

The Grammys reported on BTS' first dome concerts in Osaka, highlighting that BTS "drew impressive crowds and delivered smashing performances".[23]

Set lists[edit]

The Wings Tour on February 18, 2017 in Seoul

Below is a setlist showing what numbers BTS decided to perform.[24]

  1. "Not Today"
  2. "Am I Wrong"
  3. "Silver Spoon"
  4. "Dope"
  5. "Begin" (Jungkook's solo)
  6. "Lie" (Jimin's solo)
  7. "First Love" (Suga's solo)
  8. "Lost" (Jin, Jimin, V, Jungkook)
  9. "Save Me"
  10. "I Need U"
  11. "Reflection" (RM's solo)
  12. "Stigma" (V's solo)
  13. "MAMA" (J-Hope's solo)
  14. "Awake" (Jin's solo)
  15. "BTS Cypher Pt. 4" (RM, Suga, J-Hope)
  16. "Fire"
  17. "N.O"
  18. "No More Dream"
  19. "Boy In Luv"
  20. "Danger"
  21. "Run"
  22. "War of Hormone"
  23. "21st Century Girl"
  24. "Intro: Boy Meets Evil" (J-Hope's solo)
  25. "Blood Sweat & Tears"
Encore
  1. "Outro: Wings"
  2. "2! 3! (Still Wishing For Better Days)"
  3. "Spring Day"
The Wings Tour Final on December 8–10, 2017 in Seoul.
  1. "Mic Drop Remix"
  2. "We Are Bulletproof Pt. 1"
  3. "We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2"
  4. "Hip Hop Lover"
  5. "BTS Cypher Pt. 1" (RM, Suga, J-Hope)
  6. "BTS Cypher Pt. 2: Triptych" (RM, Suga, J-Hope)
  7. "BTS Cypher Pt. 3: Killer" (RM, Suga, J-Hope)
  8. "BTS Cypher Pt. 4" (RM, Suga, J-Hope)
  9. "Begin" (Jungkook's solo)
  10. "Lie" (Jimin's solo)
  11. "First Love" (Suga's solo)
  12. "So Far Away" (Jin, Jimin, V, Jungkook)
  13. "Lost" (Jin, Jimin, V, Jungkook)
  14. "Save Me"
  15. "I Need U"
  16. "Reflection" (RM's solo)
  17. "Stigma" (V's solo)
  18. "MAMA" (J-Hope's solo)
  19. "Awake" (Jin's solo)
  20. "DNA"
  21. "Go Go"
  22. "N.O"
  23. "No More Dream"
  24. "Boy in Luv"
  25. "Danger"
  26. "Fire"
  27. "Run"
  28. "Blood, Sweat & Tears"
Encore
  1. "A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone"
  2. "Best of Me"
  3. "Path"
  4. "Born Singer"
  5. "Spring Day"
  6. "Outro: Wings"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country/Region Venue Attendance
Asia
February 18, 2017 Seoul South Korea Gocheok Sky Dome 40,000[25]
February 19, 2017
South America
March 11, 2017 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena 44,000[13]
March 12, 2017
March 19, 2017 São Paulo Brazil Citibank Hall
March 20, 2017
North America
March 23, 2017 Newark United States Prudential Center 60,000[26][27]
March 24, 2017
March 29, 2017 Rosemont Allstate Arena
April 1, 2017 Anaheim Honda Center
April 2, 2017
Asia
April 22, 2017 Bangkok Thailand IMPACT Arena 90,000[a][28][29]
April 23, 2017
April 29, 2017 Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia Convention Exhibition
May 6, 2017 Pasay Philippines Mall of Asia Arena
May 7, 2017
May 13, 2017 Hong Kong Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Expo
May 14, 2017
Oceania
May 26, 2017 Sydney Australia Qudos Bank Arena [a]
Asia
May 30, 2017 Osaka Japan Osaka-Jo Hall 145,000[30]
May 31, 2017
June 1, 2017
June 7, 2017 Hiroshima Hiroshima Green Arena
June 14, 2017 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall
June 15, 2017
June 20, 2017 Saitama Saitama Super Arena
June 21, 2017
June 22, 2017
June 24, 2017 Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka
June 25, 2017
July 1, 2017 Sapporo Makomanai Ice Arena
July 2, 2017
October 14, 2017 Osaka Kyocera Dome 80,000[31]
October 15, 2017
October 21, 2017 Taipei Taiwan Multipurpose Gymnasium, National Taiwan Sport University 20,000[32]
October 22, 2017
November 4, 2017 Cotai Macau Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao N/A
December 8, 2017 Seoul South Korea Gocheok Sky Dome 60,000[33]
December 9, 2017
December 10, 2017
Total 550,000[1]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City/Country Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Citibank Hall São Paulo, Brazil 15,327 / 15,327 (100%) $1,207,360[34]
Prudential Center New Jersey, United States 22,612 / 22,612 (100%) $3,348,500[35]
Qudos Bank Arena Sydney, Australia 11,023 / 11,424 (96%) $2,054,650[36]

TV Broadcasts[edit]

Premiere Date
(On-air time [GMT+9])
Channel
(Country/Region)
Program Title Recording Date
(Location)
July 17, 2017
8:00 p.m.
TBS1
Japan
2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III: THE WINGS TOUR ~JAPAN EDITION~[37] June 21, 2017
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
November 12, 2017
9:00 p.m.
BTS Dome Concert Performance Pre-program: 2017.10 Close-up Documentary[38] October 2017
Various locations in Korea & Japan
December 17, 2017
8:00 p.m.
2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III: THE WINGS TOUR IN JAPAN ~SPECIAL EDITION~[39] October 15, 2017
Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan
May 26, 2018
9:00 p.m.
2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III: THE WINGS TOUR IN SEOUL[40]
(Full Uncut version)
February 19, 2017
Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The score data is combined from the shows held in Asia and Australia from 22, 23, 29 April & 6, 7, 13, 14, 26 May 2017 respectively.

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