BTS Kicks Off U.S. Leg of Wings Tour With Sold-Out Prudential Center Show

Only a handful of K-pop acts have been able to fill up stadium venues in the U.S., but on Thursday night (March 23), BTS held the first of two sold-out shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

With their loyal Army cheering them on from start to finish, the seven-member boy band kickstarted the U.S. leg of the worldwide 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour with a nearly three-hour long show that incorporated the group’s most boisterous hits and the introspective songs of its record-breaking Wings album.

BTS members Rap Monster, Suga, J-Hope, Jungkook, V, Jimin and Jin sandwiched the show between their most recent pair of singles, beginning the night with the riotous “Not Today” and, nearly 30 songs later, saying farewell with the inspirational “Spring Day.” Following the first song and its militarily precise choreography, the septet introduced themselves to the crowd and expressed their excitement at performing in the U.S. After the propulsive “Not Today” set the tone, the group performed its southern-inspired, Keb’ Mo’-sampling “Am I Wrong” and the slickly choreographed fan-favorite “Silver Spoon,” the only non-Wings B-side featured that night.

Though appearing a bit lethargic – they had flown in from Brazil following two shows and a stop in Mexico the week prior – BTS showed earnestness and an eagerness to please as the members attempted to connect with the fans who had propelled them to becoming one of K-pop’s most popular acts. Each of the members made dedicated attempts to speak in English throughout the night, raising cries of support from throughout the stadium as they thanked their fandom, the Army, and credited the light stick-waving fans for the group’s skyrocket to the top of Korea’s music industry.

The show’s intro portion came to a close with BTS’ energetic 2015 hit “Dope” before moving onto a segment featuring the group’s solo and unit tracks (“Lost,” “BTS Cypher Pt. 4”) off of Wings. The solitary, reflective showcases moved the audience, culminating in responsive cries of “we love you” from the crowd during Rap Monster’s “Reflection.” (Neither he nor Suga performed any of the tracks featured on their impassioned mixtapes or other projects separate from the rest of the group.) Though there were many memorable moments – Jin being raised on platforms while singing about being unable to fly during “Awake,” Suga backed by an orchestra and playing the piano while rapping about his instrument being his “First Love” – and some audio inconsistencies, by the time J-Hope rounded the segment out with his upbeat, choral-like ode to his “MAMA,” the audience was ready to see all seven men together again.

BTS reunited with the bombastic party song “Fire" before taking a break to chat with the audience once more. The group followed up with a medley of some of its earliest singles, including debut track “No More Dream,” to evoke a sonic journey to the past that Jin later compared to “a rocket through the history of BTS.”

After a fun-filled rendition of “21st Century Girl” that ushered BTS off the stage in a conga line, night one of two at the Prudential Center started to wind down with J-Hope returning by himself to perform a dance break to “Intro: Boy Meets Evil” before the group moved into a dynamic performance of “Blood Sweat Tears.”

As the seven men left the stage after assuring the audience they had performed their “last” song (“Outro: Wings”) of the night, fans around the stadium put colored plastic bags over their light sticks, creating a rainbow effect throughout the Prudential Center, in anticipation of an encore. With the first successful fan-coordinated event of this magnitude in the U.S., the BTS Army proved firsthand the type of support that had helped BTS to the top 40 of the Billboard 200 and the top 10 of the iTunes singles chart.

As they came back on stage to perform two final songs (“2! 3! (Still There Will Be Better Days)” and “Spring Day”), the BTS members expressed shock and delight at the visible outpouring of love they received from their fans. Rap Monster took the opportunity to thank their fans for the group’s impressive charting on the U.S. charts, declaring that it was was due to the effort of their Army: “You guys made that for us,” he told the cheering audience. “[The] glory is all yours.”

The first night at the Prudential Center was followed by another show on Friday. BTS heads to Chicago and Los Angeles later this week.



“Rap Monster parteciperà alla title track di Gaeko dei Dynamic Duo per il suo nuovo solo album. E’ un incontro tra una leggenda e la celebrità del momento.
A quanto detto dalle agenzie e dall’industria musicale Rap Monster ha aggiunto forza alla nuova traccia di Gaeko ‘Elephant’.
Il nuovo album di Gaeko sta ottenendo molta attenzione non solo dal pubblico ma anche dalla scena Hip-Hop, è stato una delle maggiori influenze che hanno permesso di rendere popoplare il genere hip hop e ancora oggi è considerato uno dei migliori rapper.

E’ inoltre il suo primo album dopo il suo ultimo rilascio avvenuto nel’Ottobre 2014 con l’album ‘Red in Gray’ ormai due anni e mezzo fa. Un altro punto a suo favore che va tenuto in considerazione è che ha provveduto da solo alla produzione, composizione, stesura testi di tutto l’album nonchè al MV stesso.
Senza dubbio l’attenzione ricevuta da questo album sta per aumentare vista la partecipazione di Rap Monster, che al momento è uno degli hot trend sulla scena coreana.

Il nuovo album di Gaeko sarà rilasciato ad Aprile.”

Traduzione a cura del Bangtan Italian Channel Subs (©Mira) | Trans ©banbgtanitl

If the Maknae line wrote the titles for the "Never Walk Alone" tracklist

1. “Intro: 3.5 minutes of only Jimin dancing better than Jhope" 

2. "The maknae line is fucking grown up k?”

 3. “Golden Maknae Rap track

 4. “Taehyung Rap track dissing Jungkook getting a rap track”

 5. “What’s the highest Jimin can possibly sing? Find out here

6. "Jikook ain’t real” - diss track by Taehyung

7. Jungkook’s other half of “we don’t talk anymore cover” 

8. “Sweat, Tears, and Blood”

 9. ‘Truth’ by Jimin 

 10. 'I don’t have a stigma anymore’ by V 

11. 'Finish’ by Jungkook 

12. “Cypher part 5


14. Skit - "I was born in Busan first” 15. Outro - “this was a lit as fuck album”

signs as songs from 'wings' - bts
  • aries: awake
  • taurus: mama / begin
  • gemini: am i wrong
  • cancer: lie / lost
  • leo: bts cypher pt. 4
  • virgo: 피 땀 눈물 blood sweat & tears
  • libra: 21세기 소녀 21st century girls
  • scorpio: stigma
  • sagittarius: 2! 3! (hoping for more good days) (둘! 셋! (그래도 좋은 날이 더 많기를))
  • capricorn: interlude: wings
  • aquarius: intro: boy meets evil
  • pisces: first love / reflection

Miss you
saying this makes me miss you more
i miss you even though im looking at your photo
time is so cruel, i hate us
seeing each other for once is so hard between us

it’s all winter here even in August
my heart is running on the time alone on the snowpiercer
i wanna get to the other side of the earth holding your hand 
wanna put an end to this winter
how much longing should we see snowing down to have the days of spring, friend

like the tiny dust like tiny dust floating in the air
will i get to you a little faster if i was the snow in the air 

snowflakes fall and get away little by little
i miss you i miss you
how long do i have to wait
and how many sleepless nights do i have to spend
to see you to meet you 

passing by the edge of the cold winter
until the days of the spring 
until the flowers blossom
please stay, please stay there a little longer

is it you who changed or is it me?
i hate this moment that this time flows
we are changing you know, just like everyone you know 
yes i hate you, you left me 
but i never stopped thinking about you, not even a day
honestly i miss you but ill erase you
cuz it hurts less than to blame you

i try to exhale you in pain like smoke, like white smoke
i say that ill erase you but i cant really let you go yet

snowflakes fall and get away little by little
i miss you i miss you
how long do i have to wait
and how many sleepless nights do i have to spend
to see you to meet you

you know it all, youre ma best friend
the morning will come again 
no darkness, no season can last forever

maybe its cherry blossoms and this winter will be over 
i miss you i miss you 
wait a little bit, just a few more nights
ill be there to see you, ill come for you 

passing by the edge of the cold winter
until the days of the spring
until the flowers blossom
please stay, please stay there a little longer


You think it’s just a normal picture of all of them doing cool and quirky poses and then you seen it

Bighit and BTS Meeting
  • Bighit: Alright it's that time again, we have to confuse the hell out of your ARMYs. So what do we got this time?
  • Namjoon: Let's...have Jimin in the ocean instead of a bathtub
  • Bighit: Nice one Namjoon!
  • Jimin: Dammit
  • Taehyung: Oh! Let's add a random shape to make them think it has meaning...a rectangle!
  • Bighit: Good job Taetae!
  • Jungkook: Put me on a train! They'll think its connected to RUN
  • Bighit: That diploma is coming in handy!
  • Hobi: Don't give me ANY lines!
  • Bighit: NOICE
  • Suga: Add laundry! We've never done laundry
  • Bighit: Confusing, confusing, confusing! I like it!
  • Jin: Make it seem like I'm alive...but still dead
  • Bighit: Get this boy a raise!
  • Jimin: Give me random blue sneakers!!
  • Bighit: Him too!