DUBAI: South Korean boy band BTS arrived in Riyadh on Thursday ahead of their debut performance in the Kingdom on Friday, October 11.
Fans gathered at the airport to welcome the seven-piece pop group — and their impressive security entourage.
BTS are the most streamed K-pop band in Saudi Arabia on Spotify. They currently have six tracks in the top 10 K-pop list in the UAE and four of the top 10 in Saudi Arabia.
The music genre’s upbeat tempo, painstakingly choreographed dance routines, and colorful visuals have turned it into a global phenomenon, despite the language barrier.
BTS recently launched a mobile simulation application, “BTS World,” which allows players to become the group’s manager (in the virtual world — and without real-life cash).