During a 2022 interview, the seven members — Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — disclosed that India, particularly Mumbai, was in the pipeline to host the 2020 concert.
BTS's "Map of the Soul Tour", intended to promote their Map of the Soul album series, which includes the "Map of the Soul: Persona EP" and "Map of the Soul: 7" studio album, was unveiled on January 22, 2020, with a scheduled start date of April 11, 2020. The ARMY, the devoted fanbase of BTS, was filled with hopes and aspirations, including the anticipation of the group exploring new locations like India. Unfortunately, the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted these plans, leading to the cancellation of the tour and leaving ARMY disheartened.
However, during a 2022 interview, the seven members — Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — disclosed that India, particularly Mumbai, was in the pipeline to host the 2020 concert but had to be cancelled. RM, the leader of the group, shared, "After "ON", our goal was to go on a tour for a year, travelling several countries in other continents"
While this plan faced setbacks, RM recently sparked excitement among Indian fans during a Weverse Live session on November 14, 2023. Responding to a question about visiting India, RM enthusiastically replied, "Yea I want to visit India too someday, why not?"
This response has fueled anticipation for the group's eventual reunion and a potential concert in the country. For those who don't know, the boys have taken a break to complete their mandatory military service in South Korea. Jin, J-Hope, and Suga have already enlisted, while the rest are set to follow.
Amidst that, BTS members have been actively engaging in solo projects that consistently chart high and break records as they always do. The group is slated to reunite in 2025, having recently renewed their contract, instilling hope in the ARMY for more music and endeavours in the future.
Kim Namjoon, also called RM, the group's leader and rapper, has released the album "Indigo" during the break. The 10-track album, featuring collaborations with artists like Erykah Badu, Anderson Paak, Tablo of Epik High, and others, marked RM's first full-length project since "Mono" in 2018.
"Indigo" achieved significant success, reaching number two in South Korea and number three in Lithuania, Portugal, and the United States. Notably, it became the highest-charting album by a Korean soloist on the Billboard 200 at that time. Certified double platinum by the Korea Music Content Association, "Indigo" has sold over 800,000 copies domestically as of July 2023 and over 100,000 units in the US.