Tickets for BTS’ first-ever U.S. stadium show sold out Friday (Aug. 17), with the band’s loyal ARMY buying out New York City’s Citi Field in a matter minutes after tickets went on sale.
Though the exact time tickets became unavailable has not yet been confirmed, at 5:06 p.m. ET, just an hour and six minutes after the ticketing opened at 4 p.m., Citi Field’s Twitter account posted that tickets were sold out. “Thank you, #BTSArmy!” says the post. “Due to overwhelming demand, tickets are no longer available for the @bts_bighit show at this time. We hope to see you on Oct. 6th.”
The show is advertised to have had 40,000 tickets available.
BTS’ label, Big Hit Entertainment, also marked the concert as sold out on the tour’s ficial website.
The Citi Field show in Queens on Oct. 6 is the final stateside stop the group’s Love Yourself World Tour, and the first time a Korean act will ever host a stadium show in the U.S. It is the 15th North American stop BTS’ tour to have sold out. The septet kicks f the American leg its Love Yourself trek on Sept. 5 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The world tour will be preceeded by the release Love Yourself: Answer next week, on Aug. 24.
Fans took to Twitter to commemorate BTS’ selling out their first U.S. stadium spot and promptly trended #BTSCitifield at No. 1 worldwide.