BTS took to the stage of London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, the latest stop in the K-pop boy band’s “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” tour, where they played to an audience of 90,000 at the sold-out show.
Ahead of the concert, reports NME, the group’s members answered questions at a press conference that offered numerous revelations, including their desire to collaborate with Coldplay.
“For a long time, I have loved Coldplay and I have always enjoyed listening to their music. We turned on Coldplay when we got in the car in the U.K.,” said band member V, while RM added: “They came to Korea like years ago, and J-Hope and I went to their concert. We saw Chris Martin and the other band members, and it was a great memory. I think everybody loves Coldplay.”
Another artist the band members would love to work with: Sir Paul McCartney, with RM declaring it “would be such a great honour” to work with the former Beatle.
And while the group is honoured by comparisons to the Fab Four, band member Suga admitted, “It’s a bit of a burden to be called The Beatles of the 21st century. We are BTS. We want to be the BTS of the 21st century.”
Asked about the venue, Suga said he was excited to play on the same stage where Freddie Mercury made history in 1985 with Queen’s iconic Live Aid performance.
“Wembley holds huge significance,” he explained. “As a singer, there are some dream stages. Since I was young, when I watched Queen at Live Aid, I have dreamed of performing here. I couldn’t sleep last night, thinking that I am performing at Wembley.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted to BTS becoming the first K-pop group to perform at Wembley: