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Stay Calm, ARMY: BTS’ Suga, AKA Agust D, Is Going On Tour

I cannot believe I’m even saying this, but ARMY, get ready: Suga from BTS, aka Agust D, is going on tour in 2023. Yeah, you read that right — an Agust D tour is coming to the United States and Asia, and it’s happening so soon. I’m sure you’re curious about his tour dates, information on how to buy tickets, and more — like, how is this even happening?! — so have no fear, because I’ve got all the info you need.

Suga’s tour comes at an interesting time for BTS: The septet announced their plans to shift their focus from group work to solo work in June 2022, as members must start to enlist in the military, per South Korean law. Since then, J-Hope released his solo project Jack in the Box and headlined Lollapalooza in 2022. Jin released his single album, The Astronaut, which he worked on with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and then enlisted in December 2022 as the eldest member. RM was next to put out solo music, with Indigo in December 2022, and Jimin also recently confirmed his plans to drop a solo album in March of this year. No other member has announced a tour so far.

Suga’s tour starting in April makes me wonder if he’s also planning to drop new music ahead of the first show. Plus, him going on tour opens up the possibility for tours from other BTS members, especially those like RM and J-Hope that have been building up a solo catalogue for years. But for now, let’s focus on Suga’s surprise tour announcement, and what we can expect from Agust D once he hits the road.

When is Suga’s Agust D Tour happening?

BigHit, BTS’ label, dropped the tour news seemingly out of the blue on Feb. 14 (Suga himself was literally in the middle of a Weverse live stream talking to fans when it happened). According to the official announcement photo (you can see it above), Suga’s tour kicks off in Belmont Park, New York on April 26, with a second show in the same city to follow. From there, he’s got dates planned in Newark, New Jersey, Rosemont, Illinois, and Los Angeles, before finishing his last show in Oakland, California on May 17.

The U.S. leg of his tour is the first, followed by dates in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan.

When do tickets for the Agust D Tour go on sale?

BigHit posted ticket information after the tour announcement to Weverse, and the presale application is already open, so get your wallet ready. All U.S. shows are doing ticket sales through Ticketmaster, with the ARMY Member Presale and General Verified Fan presale open from 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 14 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 23 in EST (make sure to check your individual time zone).

After that, there will be two official presales for the tour: the ARMY Member presale from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. local time on March 1, followed by the General Verified Fan presale at the same time on March 2. If you don’t manage to snag presale tickets, you can try your luck with the public onsale, which starts at 3 p.m. local time on March 3.

Start saving your money now — this is Suga’s first-ever tour as a solo performer, meaning anticipation is high. In fact, it’s the first time he’s performing a full live set as a solo artist, too, making him the second member to do so after J-Hope’s Lollapalooza performance in 2022. BTS themselves haven’t performed as a group in the U.S. in a while, either — not since their Permission to Dance shows in Las Vegas that concluded in April 2022.

In other words? It’s likely that a lot of ARMYs are going to be trying to snag tickets for this tour, so good luck, besties.

How do I apply for the Agust D Tour presale?

This is important: If you want to take part in the ARMY Member presale, you have to apply for both Weverse and Ticketmaster. Again, there’s two forms you have to fill out, so make sure to do them both, or you might miss your chance to get a presale code. In order to do the ARMY Member presale, you also have to have the ARMY membership, which costs $22 and can be purchased through Weverse.

You can do the General Verified Fan presale application through Ticketmaster without the ARMY membership, but just know that all tickets are going to be available for ARMYs who have the membership, and the following presale and general sale will only have what remains after. If you’re dead-set on getting tickets, the ARMY membership might give you your best shot.

What songs will Suga perform on the Agust D tour?

While there’s no official setlist yet, both Suga and his alter-ego, Agust D, have a ton of hits under their belts. Considering this is labeled the Agust D Tour and not the Suga Tour, you can probably expect a lot of tracks from his body of work as Agust D. That includes the self-titled Agust D mixtape, which he released in 2016, and D-2, which dropped in 2020. So, could that mean we’re getting hits like “Daechwita,” “Agust D,” and “Give It To Me” live? Sign me up!

And while there’s been no word yet of a third Agust D album, Suga also confirmed his plans to work on solo music with the rest of the group in their original announcement in June 2022. Whether that drop happens in the next month or two is unknown for now, especially with Jimin’s album on the way, but never say never.

Suga also has a few solo tracks that were released as part of BTS projects that fans are likely to want to see, such as “Trivia: Seesaw” and “Interlude: Shadow.” It’s too early to tell whether he’ll include any BTS songs on his setlist, either solo or from the whole group, but considering J-Hope added “Dynamite (Tropical Remix),” “Outro: Ego,” and “Trivia: Just Dance” to his Lolla setlist (all tracks released on BTS albums), I’d say there’s a pretty good shot that Suga will include BTS in his setlist. RM was even featured on Agust D’s track “Strange,” so could another BTS member make a surprise appearance on tour? I hope so!

Will Suga have special guests on the Agust D Tour?

Speaking of a possible RM or BTS appearance, Suga’s tour in the U.S. brings up the possibility of surprise tour appearances. The prolific songwriter is no stranger to collabs with U.S.-based artists: He’s worked with Halsey on songs like “Suga’s Interlude” and “Boy with Luv” (the latter as part of BTS), as well as MAX on hits like “Burn It” from D-2 and “Blueberry Eyes.” K-pop tours almost never have opening acts, so it’s unlikely that we’ll get confirmation of any special guests in advance, but hey! Anything could happen, right?

Erica Kam is the Life Editor at Her Campus. She oversees the life, career, and news verticals on the site, including academics, experience, high school, money, work, and Her20s coverage. Over her six years at Her Campus, Erica has served in various editorial roles on the national team, including as the previous Culture Editor and as an editorial intern. She has also interned at Bustle Digital Group, where she covered entertainment news for Bustle and Elite Daily. She graduated in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from Barnard College, where she was the senior editor of Columbia and Barnard’s Her Campus chapter and a deputy copy editor for The Columbia Spectator. When she's not writing or editing, you can find her dissecting K-pop music videos for easter eggs and rereading Jane Austen novels. She also loves exploring her home, the best city in the world — and if you think that's not NYC, she's willing to fight you on it.