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BTS' lead rapper Suga completes solo world tour

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : June 26, 2023, 15:52 Updated : September 22, 2023, 15:48

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SEOUL -- BTS' lead rapper Suga has completed his solo world tour that began in April 2023. The 30-year-old artist has attracted some 290,000 fans through 25 concerts in ten cities including Los Angeles, Auckland, Jakarta, Bangkok, Kanagawa, and Seoul. 
"Thank you so much for letting me know that world tour is so fun," Suga said during his last concert which took place in Seoul on July 20. Some 15,000 people attended his two-day concert at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in southern Seoul. The lead rapper showcased "Haegeum," the title track of his solo album "D-Day," and other rap songs such as "Daechwita" and "August D." He also played guitar and piano. On the first day of the Seoul concert, Rapper Psy, who gained global attention with his hit song "Gangnam Style," appeared in Suga's concert and collaborated for the dance song "That That."
The BTS member said he would greet fans again with six other members for the next performance. The group's two members -- J-Hope and Jin -- are currently fulfilling their compulsory military service.
Suga has collaborated with many different artists. He participated in "Song Request," a song by 53-year-old veteran singer Lee So-ra in 2019. The song's music video gained more than 13 million views as of June 26, 2023. Suga also collaborated with IU, one of the most popular female artists in South Korea's entertainment scene, to release "Eight," a dance song with some 173 million views on YouTube.  

The BTS member is also known for his donation activities. In March 2023, he donated about 100 million won ($76,599) to child earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria through a London-based nonprofit organization. In 2022, Suga donated 100 million won to a Seoul-based disaster relief association to help residents on South Korea's eastern coast recover from a wildfire. 

In April 2023, he was also selected as the global ambassador of the National Basketball Association, a North America-based baseball league, to promote events. 

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