BTS‘s Jungkook made his long-awaited solo debut on July 14, 2023, and his song “Seven” featuring American rapper and singer Latto quickly became a certified global hit.
As he’s traveled the world to promote the new track, interviewed with various global media outlets, and discussed his future plans, many fans have wanted to know if he’ll follow in the footsteps of fellow member Suga and embark on a solo world tour of his own.
Recently, a clip of American television and radio personality Ryan Seacrest caught fans’ attention as he seemed to answer the question when he introduced Jungkook’s “Seven” on his radio show, American Top 40 With Ryan Seacrest.
Seacrest started by saying,
So, Jungkook said in a Q&A the other day that he would love to do a world tour, but he doesn’t feel ready for it yet because he doesn’t have enough songs to perform.
— Ryan Seacrest
His next statement caused a stir of excitement among netizens, as he seemed to hint that Jungkook would indeed be embarking on a solo tour when he releases his solo album.
So after his album releases, watch out for his tour announcement because he’s hitting the road once he’s got a set list ready.
— Ryan Seacrest
The clip immediately circulated on social media as many ARMYs shared their surprised and excited responses.
OH MY GOD WHAT
— ✿⁷ (@jjkgaIlery) September 15, 2023
armys as soon as the jungkook tour tickets sales open: pic.twitter.com/2pCQfuPySe
— moni⁷ (ꪜ) 𖠌 (@taeisthv) September 15, 2023
OMG JUNGKOOK POSSIBLE TOUR !!!!
“Jung Kook had a lot of success as a solo artist since BTS went on hiatus. And now fans are wondering when he's going on tour. So Jung Kook said in a Q/A the other day that he would love to do a world tour, but he doesn't feel ready for it yet… pic.twitter.com/8ZPx12Qnn2
— soo⁷ ʟᴀʏᴏ(ꪜ)ᴇʀ (@kkukvmin) September 15, 2023
While many expressed their excitement, some netizens were skeptical about Seacrest’s statement, believing Jungkook’s interview answer was misinterpreted or “overanalyzed.”
Definitely speculation. I don’t think he’s doing a world tour before enlistment especially if they all want to go before the end of the year.
— elle⁷ ʟᴀʏᴏ(ꪜ)ᴇʀ ❤︎ APOBANGPO ❤︎ (@elle_rkive401) September 16, 2023
ryan could’ve overanalysed jungkook’s answer. all he said was that he doesn’t have enough set list, didn’t confirm he will have one after the album releases. i’ll believe it when jungkook or bighit announce it themselves 😭
— 리자⁷ SAW YOONGI 🇸🇬 (@abcdeflwk) September 15, 2023
Why would you take some American host’s speculation and share it like a fact? Something we’ve always done in this fandom is wait for official word from the members themselves.
— SUGA’S WHISPER ⁷ ¹⁰🥢ʟᴀʏᴏ(ꪜ)ᴇʀ (@SugasWhisper1) September 15, 2023
Here is what Jungkook has actually said about the matter.
During his Suchwita episode with BTS’s Suga, Jungkook directly addressed his future plans, revealing that he would be releasing another solo single after “Seven” and a “small mini-album” by November.
More recently, Jungkook touched on the subject of a potential world tour in his Ask Anything Chat interview, which was likely the same interview Seacrest was referencing on his radio show, as both shows are affiliated with iHeartRadio.
In response to an ARMY’s question about whether he would go on a world tour, Jungkook said,
I don’t have plans just yet, but of course if I can, I do want to. And you need a lot of songs. So even though I don’t have plans just yet, I do have the desire to have a tour. I guess that’s it.
— BTS’s Jungkook
Based on Jungkook’s own response, nothing is currently set in stone, but he did express the desire to go on tour.
As many ARMYs have stated, they’ll only believe possible future tour news if it comes from BIGHIT MUSIC or the BTS members themselves.