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K-Pop sensation BTS to take first break since 2013

August 12, 20193:12 pm
Updated:August 12, 20193:14 pm

South Korean pop group BTS in an April 2019 file photo.;

South Korean pop group BTS in an April 2019 file photo.

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K-pop sensation BTS members will be taking an “extended period of rest and relaxtion” to “enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s,” their agency said Monday.

Big Hit Entertainment said a concert Sunday in Seoul was BTS’ last scheduled performance before the group begins their “vacations” for the first time since their 2013 debut.

“This period of rest will be an opportunity for the members of BTS, who have relentlessly driven themselves towards their goal since their debut, to recharge and prepare to present themselves anew as musicians and creators. This will also provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly,” the English version of the statement read.

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“During this time, the members will rest and recharge in their own personal ways,” the statement continued. “Should you have a chance encounter with a member of BTS while they are on vacation, we ask that you show consideration for their need to rest and enjoy their private time off.”

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The agency didn’t say when BTS will perform again. According to the company’s website, BTS is scheduled to perform in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Seoul, Korea, in October.

“BTS will return refreshed and recharge to return all the love you have and continue to show them,” the statement concluded.

[공지] 방탄소년단 공식 장기 휴가 알림 (+ENG) pic.twitter.com/fV4Aw5UNY4

— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) August 11, 2019

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BTS fans took to Twitter to wish the group members a happy vacation.

Very very much deserved. We love you very much and will love for as long as we can. 💜 let the good times flow~ have a nice vacation @BTS_twt ☺️pic.twitter.com/5ZqSMqVjts

— BTS Europe 🤟 (@BTS__Europe) August 12, 2019

me hearing the announcement that bts is out there relaxing and visiting their friends/family and just having the best time in their extended vacation #RestWellBTSpic.twitter.com/HXtEfrAGUJ

— claire//WINTER BEAR & EPIPHANY!!!!! (@Randomsplashes) August 11, 2019

*BTS goes on vacation*

ARMYs:#HappyVacationBTS#RestWellBTSpic.twitter.com/FFv730v0i9

— ҽժղɑ❄️🧸 (@bunniejoonie) August 11, 2019

since bts is on an extended vacation, lets make DNA reach 1B views.

let's make our boys more proud of us once they're back.#DNATO1Bpic.twitter.com/rxJpbUTjwq

— princess luvs bts (@outroteavre) August 12, 2019

#HappyVacationsBTS@BTS_twt

THE BOYS WHO TAUGHT US TO LOVE OUS SELVES ARE NOW HAVING A VACATION THEY DESERVED.. IM CRYING💜😭❤💜😭❤ pic.twitter.com/DexKXVPM24

— BTS PH ARMY😘💜🇵🇭❤ (@AaliyahNicoleT3) August 12, 2019

BTS enjoy your Best Vacations 💜💜#RestWellBTS#HappyVacationsBTSpic.twitter.com/P7QHjxfZs7

— minahil_taetae (@MinahilTaetae) August 11, 2019

#RestWellBTS Enjoy you’re vacation!💜 you deserve it!💜 pic.twitter.com/KpG3tLJl57

— bts_army (@btsarmy70589572) August 11, 2019

Army avoiding BTS while they on their vacation be like #HappyVacationBTSpic.twitter.com/cpXXIyyXzh

— Peachyies | #LOVEDREAMinMY (@portatopeachy_) August 12, 2019

BTS has a large international following and was the first K-pop act to debut atop the Billboard Album chart last year with Love Yourself: Tear.

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BTS’ Map of the Soul: Persona earned the boys their third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 in less than a year — making them the first band to do so since The Beatles, who earned that accolade with their 1995-96 Anthology trilogy.

—With files from the Associated Press

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