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Las Vegas becoming ‘BTS City’ during 2 weeks of events

Updated April 1, 2022 - 7:01 pm

Sin City is about to transform into “BTS City.”

As the K-pop superstars hit town, first for a performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday and then for four sold-out shows at Allegiant Stadium on April 8-9 and 15-16, “Permission to Dance — The City” will be a two-week celebration of all things BTS.

Put on by Hybe, the talent agency and technology company behind the massively popular boy band, the event will turn Las Vegas into a “concert play park” with BTS-themed events and activities across town.

Beginning on April 5, there will be a BTS pop-up store and the “Behind the Stage: Permission to Dance” concert photo exhibit at Area15, as well as the “Cafe in the City” food experience with the group’s favorite Korean dishes at the Noodle Shop and Seabreeze Cafe at Mandalay Bay.

Hybe will hold its first-ever multi-label talent auditions in Las Vegas on the dates of BTS’ concerts at Allegiant Stadium. The talent search will be for all genders aged 11-19 and will focus on singing, rapping and dancing — you don’t have to be great at all three, just nail at least one.

Eleven MGM Resorts International properties will offer BTS-themed rooms at with BTS welcome messages, door hangers and more. And starting April 7, the Bellagio fountains show will feature BTS music.

Additionally, after each of the group’s Allegiant Stadium concerts, there will an after-party at Jewel at Aria.

All of the BTS shows are sold out, but non-ticket holders can still get in on the frenzy all around Las Vegas.

Upon landing in Las Vegas for their upcoming performances, another member of BTS tested positive for COVID-19. Jungkook, the youngest member of the troupe, was the latest to test positive for the coronavirus.

Contact Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow @jbracelin76 on Instagram.

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