Global K-pop sensation BTS’ 2017 documentary 'Burn The Stage' will be getting a full cinematic release in November, NME confirms. Originally released as an 8-part series on YouTube, the episodes will now be condensed into an 85-minute film ready for a cinema release on November 15. The news was confirmed after fans spotted surprise posters in cinemas that hinted at the documentary receiving a cinematic release.
Not too many details have been shared so far except for the fact that the film follows the band’s 2017 ‘Wings’ tour and will also feature backstage and behind-the-scenes footage of the seven-piece K-pop act. Whether the cinematic version of 'Burn The Stage' will include previously unseen clips from the 8-part YouTube Original documentary remains to be seen, but as always, the BTS fan army is stoked beyond imagination.
BTS is known for taking K-pop global with their tightly choreographed song-and-dance performances and huge social media presence. Their big break arrived with their second full-length album, 2016's 'Wings' which peaked at #26 on the Billboard 200 and marked the highest chart ranking for a K-pop album ever. BTS then one-uped that feat this year with their third album 'Love Yourself: Tear', which holds the record for being the only K-pop album to hit #1 on the Billboard charts.
Earlier this year, BTS shared an alternative video for their song ‘Idol’, featuring Nicki Minaj on a guest verse along with clips from the ‘Idol Challenge’, which sees people recreating the group’s dance moves. Meanwhile, the original version of the video broke Taylor Swift‘s YouTube record for the most-watched video over a 24-hour period.
BTS is set to perform a series of shows at London's O2 Arena on and October 9 and 10, marking their first performance in the UK. It’ll then be followed by a string of arena-sized dates across Europe, including Amsterdam on October 13, Berlin on October 16 and 17, and Paris on October 19 and 20 Check out their full schedule of dates here.