BTS Headline Wembley Stadium and Cite Queen and UK Music
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South Korean boy band BTS headlined Wembley Stadium on Saturday night and paid tribute to Queen and the UK music scene as inspiration and even performed a version of Freddie's legendary 'Ay-Ho' call and response.
The septet, who said they "grew up watching videos of Live Aid," even paid tribute to Freddie Mercury.
During the encore, lavender-haired singer Jin led the crowd in a version of the Queen frontman's "ay-oh" chant.
"You guys always had the greatest artists, historically, in the music industry - The Beatles, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Adele. We don't even have to make a list," added his band-mate Kim Nam-joon, who's known to fans as RM. "So the UK was like the big, big wall to me, but tonight we, and you guys, just broke the wall."
"Everyone in Korea is so excited," said Sungmi Ahn, a K-pop reporter for the Korean Herald. "They're doing a live broadcast of the show so everyone can watch it. "The Freddie Mercury film Bohemian Rhapsody was huge in Korea, so when people think of Wembley Stadium, they know how important it is, and BTS are getting a lot of hype and excitement as a result."
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June 3, 2019 1:12pm ET by Pressparty