Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber has cancelled the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts.
Thank the high heavens above he didn’t decide that before he hit South Africa earlier this year – imagine the reaction of all those teens.
With only five days before Bieber’s U.S. stadium dates were set to kick off, the news was announced yesterday via a statement on his website that he would be chopping the remaining 14 dates:
Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored [sic] to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
This comes after Bieber announced last week that the opening of his acts for this leg would be Migos, Vic Mensa and Kehlani. Way better than Sketchy Bongo.
Any guess what the “unforeseen circumstances” could be?
Well, after touring for nearly two years, Bieber is burnt out, reports Forbes:
TMZ caught up with him after the announcement and a seemingly chill Bieber said “everything’s fine. I’ve been on tour for two years,” and that he was looking forward to “just resting and getting some relaxation.” He assured his fans that he loved them and added, “I’m sorry for anyone who feels, like, disappointed or betrayed, it’s not in my heart or anything and have a blessed day.”
So whats’ the damage to his bottom line? Well, Forbes estimates that the cancellation will see him lose out on more than $70 million (R900 million).
That’s staggering, although when you consider that he averages more than $5 million (R64 million) per stadium date, and has been touring Purpose since March 2016, he should scrape by until his next album drops.
To those fans he cancelled on, though – is it too late to say sorry?