Toronto has a serious case of K-Pop fever. Fans in the city are absolutely obsessed with Korean acts like EXO and Big Bang from across the pond.
But perhaps the biggest thing in K-Pop right now is the boy band BTS. The group consists of seven handsome twenty-somethings who have risen to global stardom in the past few years. Last year, they broke records with their electro album “Love Yourself: Her,” and the year prior they beat out Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to win Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards.
BTS fans in Toronto have made it their life’s mission to bring the boys to the city. They’ve already been to Toronto once, but that was clearly not enough for fans.
Almost every day, they send their pleas to Twitter in hopes that someone in the K-Pop industry will take notice and make their dreams a reality:
Hopefully bts comes to toronto this summer— balqisa (@callmetrashaf) January 16, 2018
lol will bts even come to toronto— G (@perenniaIity) January 16, 2018
u see, if bts come anywhere near toronto, im willing to give up my left leg to go but i probably wouldnt be able to cause everyone else probably had already given away their soul and life savings— e (@iceseokie) January 16, 2018
so uhm, is this going to be the year @BTS_twt will come to Toronto, Canada? We kind of desperate.. LOL #kimnamjoon #KimSeokJin #MinYoongi #JungHoseok #parkjimin #KimTaehyung #jeonjungkook #BRINGBTSTOCANADA2018— MinnieMin• (@carlaxtang) January 15, 2018
if bts ever come to canada again, even if it’s only to toronto, just know, that i will do my darnedest to get there and see them live— 🌟 ♡ 🍰 (@bananamilkclub) January 8, 2018
If BTS comes to Toronto for two nights I lowkey want to buy tickets for both nights but my bank acc will die if I do that— manvir ♡ kjh 🌷 (@kthjooheon) January 5, 2018
It think it’s about time for BTS to expand their tours locations. Canada seems to always be forgotten, this year we played a huge role in exposing BTS to the public through radio stations. I felt that Montreal and Toronto deserve tour stops. #CANADAWANTSBTS #CANADALOVESBTS— rvbfan2011 (@rvbfan2011) January 4, 2018
Listen I've been saving cause I know @BTS_twt are coming to Toronto this year no questions. #CANADAWANTSBTS but I know we're gonna get them. Toronto has been ready and waiting! My 🐷 are ready to be cut they've been fat too long!— ♣venessa♣ Queen Mato (@NessiNessi_0m) January 4, 2018
“Today, a successful K-Pop group that has captured the hearts of many in Toronto is Bangtan Sonyeondan, BTS,” reads the petition. “ They are loved by thousands and thousands of A.R.M.Ys (BTS fans) here who would love to see them live for the Wings Tour in 2017. However, the North American dates for this tour are only set in the U.S. at the moment, depriving Canadian fans from seeing BTS’ heartfelt performances.”
As many as 1,362 people have signed the petition, and the cause continues to gain momentum today. Needless to say, BTS fans won’t stop until they get what they want…
So BTS, if you’re reading this - Toronto needs you!