Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Justin Bieber Tour Starting May 14th Cancelled, Dodges a Bullet on Poor Ticket Sales with Virus as Excuse


Justin Bieber’s “Intentions” may have been good, but there are going to be some “Changes” to his plans for 2020.

Bieber has had his “Love” tour cancelled just in the nick of time. Thank god for that virus. Tickets, as I told you earlier in March, were not selling. Many of the shows set for stadiums were downgraded to arenas. Now he doesn’t have to worry about it.

Right now, they’re saying “Postponed” and telling fans to hold on to the tickets they purchased. That is unrealistic. Refunding should be made available. If the tour wasn’t selling with a current album out, it’s not going to sell later in the year when there’s nothing new going on.

Year to date, “Changes” has sold only 166,000 copies of CDs and paid downloads. Including streaming, the number of sales is 450,000. That’s since February 14th. They would have to put Justin on a bill with Britney Spears and 5SOS to make a real tour work financially. Or downgrade again to smaller venues like Radio City Music Hall.

Here’s the official announcement:

In light of the current public health crisis, and with the deepest concern for all those being affected, Justin Bieber will be postponing all currently scheduled 2020 dates for The Changes Tour. While Justin — along with his band, dancers and crew — has been hard at work preparing an amazing show, he has always put the health and well-being of his fans first and foremost. Justin is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get back out on the road and perform in a space that is safe for everyone. He asks that fans hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored as soon as the dates are rescheduled. Information on rescheduled dates will be forthcoming soon.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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