On July 13, BTS appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as guests. Fallon interviewed Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. At the end of the episode, BTS performed their newest single “Permission to Dance.” During the interview, Fallon asked BTS about their future touring plans, and the members expertly avoided the question, fueling the idea that a tour announcement could be coming soon.
Jimmy Fallon asked BTS about their tour
In 2020, BTS were supposed to have a world tour called the Map of the Soul Tour. Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the tour’s opening shows in Seoul were canceled and Big Hit Music indefinitely postponed the other tour dates.
Fallon mentioned the Map of the Soul Tour on The Tonight Show, saying, “I was excited to see you guys go on tour, Map of the Soul Tour, and then the pandemic happened. I didn’t get a chance to see it or open for you guys.”
This led Fallon to ask about BTS’ future touring plans.
“But I was thinking when, when, when will you go back on tour?” Fallon asked the septet. “And what will that feel like when you do go back on tour?”
BTS did not completely answer the question
After Fallon asked about BTS’ tour plans, the members gave some coy smiles.
“This is what we want, and this is what we’re gonna feel when we’re back on tour,” RM said as the crowd cheered. “We want to do the ‘make some noise’ thing again.”
Fallon brought up how “emotional” it has been to have a live audience back for filming The Tonight Show. He told Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook to “wear sunglasses” for their first performance in front of fans so they can hide their tears.
Of course, BTS mainly focused on the second part of Fallon’s question and did not specifically answer the first part. Still, RM seemed to hint an announcement could come soon.
“Get ready, guys, get ready,” he said.
BTS hinted about a tour in their ‘Permission to Dance’ music video teaser
Given that multiple artists have started scheduling tours for 2021 and 2022, one might assume that Fallon’s question about a tour was completely innocent. However, BTS previously indicated a new tour is on the horizon in their teaser for the “Permission to Dance” music video.
The teaser was shared online on July 6, and it features multiple hints about BTS’ future plans. At the start of the teaser, Suga reads a magazine called The Daily. The backside of the magazine reads “The Daily 2022 vol. 10,” and the front of the issue has multiple headlines about the end of the coronavirus and a new era of BTS music.
Some of the headlines on the front cover of the magazine read:
- “OUR LIFE GOES ON”
- “BYE Let’s Not Meet Again Ever”
- “2022 THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA GOOD BYE COVID-19”
- “HARBINGERS OF HOPE: PURPLE BALLOONS SIGNAL THE END OF COVID-19”
- “WE ALL WORKED TOGETHER TO OVERCOME IT. NOTHING COULD STOP US.”
During another part of the teaser, J-Hope stands in front of a sign that has the names of multiple cities and countries along with BTS’ fandom, ARMY, listed. The names are listed on individual arrows in this order: Seoul, ARMY, London, San Francisco, Moscow, Egypt, Berlin, Kenya, and Paris.
Based on these clues and Fallon’s question about the tour, one can expect BTS will announce a new album era and tour dates sometime in the future.
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