Thursday, June 20, 2024

Exclusive: Justin Bieber Expected Monday in San Jose for 2 Shows That Aren’t Exactly “Sold Out”


Justin Bieber is expected in San Jose, California Monday for the first of two shows. He plays there on Monday and again on Wednesday. Because of all his cancellations, these dates will launch his “Justice” tour.

The SAP Center Arena in San Jose has an official capacity of 17,562 if needed. For Bieber, this number was not required. A total of 12,000 sears were put on sale for Justin’s shows. I’m told of those, 10,000 were sold to somebody, either ticket buyers or scalpers who resold them.

But Bieber is recovering this weekend from an obviously bad case of COVID-19. He missed all shows this past week because of it. No one is clear whether or not he’s been vaccinated, although all the fans who attend his shows must show proof of getting their shots.

A regular Bieber show has the 27 year old dancing and jumping around, two things — besides singing — that require healthy lungs. Let’s hope he’s feeling better and is ready for the week. After the two San Jose shows he has one more in Sacramento on Friday. Then he can take the weekend off and prepare for next Monday, March 7th and Tuesday the 8th in L.A. at the Staples, er, Center. (It’s a very leisurely schedule, really, for a young pop star. Why, in my my day…)

Better eat some of those peaches, Justin!

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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