BTS’ J-Hope biggest ticket seller in Lollapalooza history
Watch his full headlining set here
When Lollapalooza started in 1991, it was conceived by Perry Ferrel who wanted to do something special for his band, Jane’s Addiction, farewell tour. The lineup was diverse and non-mainstream, and it toured around the United States for two months. In the 31 years since its beginning, Lollapalooza is now a four-day extravaganza in Grant Park in Chicago, and the lineup is filled with mainstream acts as well as up-and-comers looking to make names for themselves.
On Sunday, July 31, history was made as BTS’ J-Hope became the first Korean solo artist to headline a main stage at a US festival. An organizer noted that J-Hope sold more tickets to the Lollapalooza festival than any other artist in its history.
With BTS taking an extended break, J-Hope is the first artist from the crew to go solo with hits like ‘More’ and ‘Arson.’ At Lollapalooza, J-Hope played these two songs and 21 others to throngs of fans from the BTS Army. He was even joined on stage by Becky G to cover ‘Chicken Noodle Dance.’
See J-Hope’s electrifying full set at Lollapalooza below.