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BTS' Suga continues successful solo career, heads overseas

The BTS member to start his first global solo tour, make solo US TV show debut

By Choi Ji-won

Published : April 25, 2023 - 14:44

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BTS' Suga (Big Hit Music) BTS' Suga (Big Hit Music)

Making a successful solo comeback with his new album "D-Day," Suga of sensational K-pop band BTS gears up to extend his reach to overseas.

Suga on Wednesday is set to begin his global concert tour, "'Suga | Agust D-Day Tour," in the US.

Following the first gig at the UBS Arena in Belmont Park, New York, on Wednesday, the series will continue in Newark, Rosemont, Los Angeles and Oakland until mid-May.

Suga will then embark on his Asian leg of the tour, starting off with concerts in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 26, followed by those in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.

The rapper-producer is the first member from the septet to conduct a global tour under his own name.

The concert follows the release of Suga's latest solo album, "D-Day," which he put out on Friday under his other alias Agust D.

The album was the first solo work put out by Suga since BTS officially halted group activities for the members to focus on their individual career in July last year.

Suga on Tuesday followed up on his new album with a music video for track "Amygdala."

Amygdala is an almond-shaped part of the brain that processes emotions and memories related to fear. Through the song, Suga addresses a traumatic memory that he does not want to remember.

This image posted by This image posted by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday on its official social media page announced that BTS' Suga will appear on the show on May 1. (NBC 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" social media)

Suga is also set to make his solo US TV debut on Monday with NBC's “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The program on Monday announced through its official social media that Suga will appear as a guest on the talk show on May 1. Suga is returning to the “Tonight Show” for the first time in a year and nine months since he appeared with BTS in July 2021.

Suga recently released his solo documentary "Suga: Road to D-Day." The documentary, which follows the artist on his monthslong journey producing his album, premiered globally via Disney+ and Weverse on Friday.

In addition to his world tour and activities, Suga is set to meet local fans in Seoul on May 20 for his first solo fan meeting, "D-Day: Movie Night."