×

As BTS Fans Flock to Central Park for ‘GMA’ Concert, NYPD Pleads ‘Don’t Pitch Tents’

Ahead of BTS’ performance on “Good Morning America” this Wednesday (May 15), the New York Police Department’s 19th District has issued an alert to fans camping in the areas surrounding Rumsey Playfield and the Summerstage Amphitheater: don’t do it. “For your safety, camping in the concrete jungle is not permitted,” read a tweet issued on May 10. “Please don’t pitch tents in or outside [of] Central Park.”

By Friday, many fans had already settled into makeshift sleeping quarters. According to a local news report, fans have since dismantled their tents “and instead pulled out foldable chairs, hoping there is no rule about sitting outside the park until next week’s concert.”

Also potentially dampening BTS fans’ spirits: the weather forecast for New York City calls for rain in the days leading up to the concert (Wednesday will see a high of 64 and partly sunny skies).

The South Korean group, comprised of members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, will kick off GMA’s Summer Concert Series. The free show was announced on May 3 and, though open to the general public, requires a ticket for entry (they have long “sold out”).

The NYPD 19th Precinct cheekily noted, “Trust us, we’re just as excited as you are.”

BTS is currently in the midst of a worldwide stadium tour that includes two sold-out nights at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, in addition to stops at Chicago’s Soldier Field, East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium and London’s Wembley Stadium.

Other acts performing on the GMA concert series include Hozier on May 24, Ciara on May 31, Adam Lambert on June 28, Lady Antebellum on July 26, Keith Urban on August 9, Chance the Rapper on August 16, French Montana on August 23 and Kane Brown with Marshmello on August 30.

More TV

  • Harley Quinn DC Universe

    4 Things We Learned at TCA 2019: Day 1

    The 2019 Television Critics Association summer press tour kicked off on Tuesday with presentations from DC Universe, A+E Networks, and Nat Geo. DC Universe, the DC-branded streaming service, brought their adult animated series based on “Harley Quinn,” while A+E brought along a range of projects from across their portfolio. It was also announced that A+E [...]

  • The Boys Amazon Prime

    TV News Roundup: Amazon Drops 'The Boys' Final Trailer (Watch)

    In today’s roundup, USA releases the trailer for the second season of “The Purge” and Amazon drops the final trailer before “The Boys” launches.  RENEWALS Viceland has renewed the pro wrestling docu-series “Dark Side of the Ring” for a second season. The upcoming season will feature 10 hour-long episodes chronicling the lives of wrestlers inside [...]

  • WGA West Logo

    WGA West Unveils Candidates for Election That Reflects Discord Over Agency Campaign

    The WGA West has unveiled the slate of candidates for officer posts and board seats in the election that reflects the divisions among members over the guild’s handling of the campaign to reform its rules governing talent agents. Scribes Phyllis Nagy (“Carol”) and William Schmidt (“Yellowstone”) are set to challenge David Goodman for the president’s [...]

  • The Code CBS

    'The Code' Canceled After One Season on CBS

    Freshman military drama “The Code” is officially done at CBS. The news comes just one day after the show’s season finale, which will now serve as the show’s series finale. “Thank you to all you wonderful people who watched [‘The Code’],” series star Dana Delany wrote on Twitter. “Last night was our finale and sadly, [...]

  • Matt Tolmach'Venom' film premiere, Arrivals, Los

    Amazon to Develop Human IPO Series With Matt Tolmach Producing

    Amazon is developing a series inspired by the true story of a man who sold shares of himself to investors, Variety has learned. In a competitive situation, Amazon has landed the project, titled “JNNA.” It is described as a half-hour comedy about the next big investment craze — humans. It is inspired by Mike Merrill, [...]

  • Olympics

    NBCUniversal Projects More Than $1.2 Billion in Ad Sales for 2020 Olympics

    NBCUniversal projected it would sell more than $1.2 billion in advertising for its 17 days of broadcasts of the 2020 Olympics from Tokyo, citing the event as a rare opportunity for Madison Avenue to reach big audiences without the worry of politics getting in the way of a commercial message. The Olympics is “one of [...]

  • R Kelly Sexual Assult Accusations Mugshot

    'Surviving R. Kelly' Follow Up, Jeffrey Epstein Docuseries in the Works at Lifetime

    Lifetime is working on a follow up to the hit docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” and a new docuseries about Jeffrey Epstein. Rob Sharenow, president of programming for A+E Networks, made the announcements at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday. “The Aftermath” will be a four-part series featuring interviews with new survivors, psychologists, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content