Justin Bieber Cancels Remainder Of Purpose World Tour “Due To Unforeseen Circumstances”
Pop-star Justin Bieber announced the cancelation of the remainder of his Purpose World Tour on Monday. The tour was set to make its way through North America and Asia in the coming months before being canceled.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts,” a statement read on Bieber’s official Facebook page on Monday.
“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over the last 18 months. He is grateful and honored 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.”
Refunds will be available to all fans with tickets to any of the canceled dates.
Bieber, 23, also personally apologized in a statement to TMZ. “I’m sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed. I have been on tour for two years. I’m looking forward to just resting, getting some relaxation and we’re just going to ride some bikes.”
The tour has grossed $93.2 million in 2017 alone. Each stop on the tour sells about 40,000 tickets. The first half of the Purpose World Tour raked in over $160 million last year.
Before the sudden cancelation, Bieber’s Asian leg of the tour was called into question last week when the Chinese government banned the “Sorry” singer from performing in mainland China.
“We understand that there are records of his bad behavior, whether it is in his private life abroad or on stage. His inappropriate manner has caused public discontent,” the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture, the government entity behind the ban, said in a statement online.
“In order to regulate the market order of show business in China and purify the market environment, it was decided that performers of inappropriate behavior will not be welcomed.”
Additionally, Bieber made headlines last week when “Despacito,” a song the Grammy winner is featured on, was banned in Malaysia for its sexually suggestive lyrics.