The hugely popular K-pop band BTS has cancelled four concerts in the South Korean capital Seoul due to fears over the spread of the coronavirus.
The four concerts were set to take place in April, the group’s management company announced on the band’s official Facebook page.
More than 200,000 people were expected to attend the shows.
Big Hit Entertainment wrote that the coronavirus "has made it impossible at this time to predict the scale of the outbreak during the dates of the concert in April, alongside increasing uncertainty about the cross-border movement of concert staff and equipment.”
The band said that those who bought tickets will receive a full refund.
The stakes of cancelling the Seoul tour are particularly high since the band recently released a new album and made high-profile appearances on US television, including on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show.”
South Korea has the largest outbreak outside of mainland China with more than 2,000 cases.