Bad news, Beliebers—Justin Bieber has cancelled the remainder of his “Purpose Tour,” beginning with Saturday’s show in Arlington, Texas. Tickets will be refunded.
Bieber’s world tour began last March, showcasing singles like “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” He had announced in December that an additional leg would be added to the tour, running through the summer, including stops in North America and Asia. These added shows have since been scratched.
Why did Justin Bieber cancel his tour?
As to why exactly Bieber cancelled the rest of his tour, the singer’s official Facebook page sites “unforeseen circumstances.” The same post points out that Bieber had performed over 150 “successful” shows across 6 continents during the tour’s run.
To say his tour went off without a hitch, however, would be inaccurate: just last week, Bieber was banned from performing in Beijing, because of “bad behavior.” The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture stated that “his series of misbehaviors while living abroad and during his performances in China has caused public resentment.”
Justin Bieber apologizes
When asked about the cancellation of the tour, Bieber told TMZ that he plans on “just resting, getting some relaxation. We’re gonna ride some bikes.” He also apologized to fans, saying, “I’m sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed.”
Bieber’s music manager, Scooter Braun, shared an apology, on behalf of the pop star’s team, on Instagram. Though he acknowledges the fans’ disappointment and thanks them for their support, Braun adds that “a man’s soul and well-being” must always come first. He assures Beliebers, however, that “Justin will be back.”
An incredible run. Congrats to @justinbieber on an incredible tour and thank you to the entire cast and crew for your unending support. Chris and Nick thank you. AEG thank you. Caa thank you. UMG thank you. @sb_projects Team thank you. To the promoters who believed around the world thank you. To the fans from all over the world who took part over the last 16 months over 6 continents thank you. To Justin who gave it his all night after night thank you. And to those that won't be able to see it... on behalf of myself, Justin, and the team, we are sorry. That was never our intent. But a man's soul and well being I truly care about came first and We must all respect and honor that. Justin will be back and I know he looks forward to performing for you and with you all again. One chapter ends and another begins. Thank you again. Now please stop commenting on all my other photos that have nothing to do with this :) just kidding....but I'm not ????. Jokes aside your support for Justin is inspiring. Cheers.
Fans react to Justin Bieber tour cancellation
As for the fans, reactions to the cancellation appear to be mixed, ranging from downright anger and frustration to understanding and acceptance.
Despite its early cancellation, Bieber’s “Purpose” world tour ran for 18 months, with his concerts grossing $163.3 million last year, according to industry tracker Pollstar.