BTS members Suga, left, and V/Courtesy of BigHit Entertainment

BigHit rejrects Daegu City’s proposal

Earlier this week, Korean news outlets reported that Daegu City, the hometown of two BTS members Suga and V, plans to build the “tourism theme streets” named after them.

The city confirmed July 25 that it tried to persuade BigHit Entertainment to make Suga-, and V-themed streets there, but the agency refused the proposal.

BigHit, which debuted the seven-piece boy band in 2013 and managed them thereafter, has not accepted similar suggestions from other local governments.

Originally, Daegu vied to design theme streets to attract more visitors to the city, about 240 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

Thanks to the global popularity of the idol group, many other regional governments have come up with similar proposals.

BTS, otherwise known as the Bangtan Boys, released its fourth compilation album “Map of the Soul: Persona” midway through this April.

After that, the Seoul-based group went through a globe-trotting stadium tour that covered three U.S. cities, Sao Paulo, London, and Paris.

The group played in Japan this month and plans to perform in Saudi Arabia in October.


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