Seven signed microphones utilized by Okay-Pop boy band BTS, described as the primary ever gadgets to return to public sale from the band, are seen in an undated picture earlier than an public sale on-line in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on this handout photograph launched to Reuters by Julien’s Auctions on January 24, 2019. Julien’s Auctions/Handout by way of REUTERS
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – They’ve conquered the world and launched three best-selling albums in 2019. Now Okay-Pop band BTS is making its debut on the superstar public sale circuit.
Seven signed microphones utilized by the seven-member South Korean boy band are anticipated to promote for $10,000-$20,000 as a gaggle at an public sale subsequent month throughout Grammy Awards week, Julien’s Auctions mentioned on Friday.
The microphones, described by Julien’s as the primary ever to return to public sale from BTS. The band, with its message of self-confidence, has spearheaded a wave of Korean pop music past Asia and into america simply six years after its 2013 debut. BTS in 2019 grew to become the primary group for the reason that Beatles to attain three No. 1 albums in a yr on the Billboard 200 charts.
“The microphones have been used from 2017-2019 on the ‘Love Your self’ tour,” mentioned Martin Nolan, government director of Julien’s Auctions. “Should you personal one thing like this, signed by every member, that’s extremely collectible and in years to return will very seemingly proceed to understand in worth.”
The microphones will probably be offered, together with guitars signed by artists together with Taylor Swift, Harry Kinds, Dave Grohl and Pete Townshend, on the Jan. 24 on-line public sale to lift funds for the Recording Academy’s charitable arm, MusiCares.
The public sale will happen two days earlier than the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, and the identical evening that rock band Aerosmith is well known because the MusiCares group of the yr for its influence on the music enterprise over 50 years and its philanthropic efforts.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will probably be promoting off a few of his signature scarves in addition to a microphone stand, whereas guitarist Joe Perry is auctioning a signed Joe Perry Gibson Les Paul Signature guitar, which has a pre-sale estimate of $5,000 – $10,000.
Advance bidding for the public sale begins on Friday at www.julienslive.com
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Enhancing by Leslie Adler