I hate to say I told you so, but I did. Several times.
Justin Bieber’s 2021 tour, which was the postponed 2020 tour, is likely moving to 2022.
Two months from today, Bieber has his second and third dates booked at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. But the SAP Center is closed with no plans to re-open anytime soon. Plus, Bieber’s shows are largely unsold. The Ticketmaster maps are seas of blue.
It’s the same everywhere else on Bieber’s tour schedule.
Sources say local promoters are just awaiting word from Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, and AEG Live.
Last year, Bieber’s 2020 tour was downsized and cancelled, first because of lack of sales. Then the pandemic provided a good excuse to put off the whole thing.
The rebooked tour’s non sales can be attributed to uncertainty about the pandemic, how venues can operate at reduced seating, COVID regulations and so on. Bieber, meantime, will have lots of material when he gets back on stage. He’s released two whole albums, an EP, had several guest appearances other artists’ records. The records’ sales are in decline — “Justice” is down considerably from last year’s “Changes” — but some fans will show up, undoubtedly.