Thursday, May 23, 2024

Exclusive: Justin Bieber Tour Set to Begin in June, Postponed from Last Year, Will Move to Early Spring 2022


It’s no surprise, but Justin Bieber’s “CHanges” tour, which then became his “Justice” tour, is moving again.

The tour was supposed to begin at the Gila Arena in Arizona on June 5th, but sources tell me that  by next week the whole thing should be rescheduled to March 2022.

This was a tour that was supposed to start a year ago and was cancelled before the pandemic because tickets simply were not selling. Then the pandemic gave promoter AEGLive an excuse to scuttle the whole thing.

Even before the 2020 cancellation, many dates had been downsized to smaller venues. But the tickets still didn’t move.

Tickets for this 2021 version also were not selling despite Bieber having hits on the radio, on iTunes, and a whole new album, “Justice.” But as I reported earlier, “Justice” hasn’t sold very well at all. Bieber has had a big hit off it called “Peaches” that depended on two other artists — Giveon and Daniel Caesar. It’s almost like Justin is a guest on his own record.

But while the “Peaches” were sweet, there was no Justice. A source tells me that Bieber’s management has done nothing to promote the 2021 dates. And so, the whole thing will move again.

Usually a tour is tied to an album release and in this case, there was one each time a tour was announced. Can Bieber possibly have a new album next winter? (And would anyone want to hear more of his monotonous singing?) Beats me.

Fans will get an announcement next week, I’m told. But they must have a clue. So far there’s been no talk of rehearsals or any sign of a tour coming together that launches in five weeks.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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