BTS to reunite for a free concert to support South Korea’s World Expo bid:

On Saturday, the K-pop boy band BTS will get back together for a concert in Busan, a port city in the south. The city and the South Korean government hope that this will help them win a bid to host the World Expo in 2030.

The free concert, called “BTS Yet to Come in Busan,” will start at 6 p.m. local time and is expected to draw about 100,000 fans to the stadium and other designated areas in Busan, which is over 300 kilometers (190 miles) southeast of the capital Seoul.

The seven-member band announced in June that they would be taking a break from making music together so that they could work on solo projects. This raised questions about the future of the band.

The oldest member of BTS, Jin, will turn 30 next year and will have to do military service. In August, South Korea’s defense minister said that BTS might still be able to perform overseas while Jin is doing his military service.

In 2019, the law was changed so that K-pop stars who were known all over the world could put off their service until they were 30. Military service is a very controversial topic in South Korea, where all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 28 must do their jobs to protect the country from North Korea, which has nuclear weapons.

The Bureau of International des Expositions says that South Korea, Italy, Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia have all put in bids to host World Expo 2030. The country that will host the World Expo in 2030 should be chosen next year.

In July, the World Expo 2030 in Busan made BTS its official ambassador.

BTS came out in June 2013 and quickly became a worldwide hit with its upbeat songs and social campaigns meant to give young people more power.

Last year, BTS won the artist of the year award at the American Music Awards. They were the first Asian band to do so. In May, the group went to the White House to talk with Vice President Joe Biden about hate crimes against Asians.

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