The Beatles Story hopes for positive response from BTS
The Beatles Story, the exhibition devoted to the lives and times of the legendary British rock band, is waiting for K-pop sensation BTS to positively respond to its invitation.
The Beatles Story, which opened in 1990, asked BTS to visit the Liverpool-based museum next week when the seven-member boy band takes a flight to London for its concert tour.
“We are hopeful they will find the time to visit us whilst in the UK on tour next week,” Dave Milner, marketing and PR executive of The Beatles Story, told The Korea News Plus via e-mail.
Milner said that The Beatles Story has sent out an invitation to BTS because the idol group recently paid homage to the “Fab Four.”
Last week, the K-pop act appeared at The Late Show to give a special performance of the “Boy With Luv” track in a musical tribute to The Beatles. The song is the title track of its latest album “Map of the Soul: Persona.”
BTS members wore black suits, which remind The Beatles’ 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Plus, the program itself was cast with retro black-and-white imagery.
“We were impressed by the group’s Beatles-inspired performance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and thought it would be a good idea to invite them to The Beatles Story,” he said.
“The performance on The Late Show and particularly the reaction that followed from fans reminded us a lot of The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, which took place at the height of ‘Beatlemania’ in the U.S.”
As BTS has gained popularity across the world, a mounting number of watchers and fans compared the septet with The Beatles, dubbing the former as “The Beatles for the 21st century.”
The BTS was formed in 2013 in Seoul while The Beatles debuted in 1960 in Liverpool.
BTS is scheduled to visit London next week to perform at the Wembley Stadium as a part of its world stadium tour before heading toward Paris and Japanese cities.