As the hit song says, “Is it too late to say sorry?” This is a timely message to all the fans of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who has just decided to cancel his Purpose World Tour.
According to reports, the decision was not done overnight. On his website, Justin released a statement that read: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts.”
“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them…However, after careful consideration, he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.”
Based on his initial interviews following this surprising announcement, Bieber supposedly felt getting burned out after embarking on a concert tour for two years. He reportedly assured that everything is fine and that he just wanted to rest and relax. Perhaps, the singer aims to have more time to ‘love himself.’
The world concert tour started in the last quarter of 2015 as a promotional event for his studio album with the same title that was released the same year. Overall, the 23-year-old performer had completed 154 shows across six continents during the 18-month duration of the tour. He is set to conclude it with another 14 concerts—now all cancelled—including those scheduled in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the Philippines.
Sold out tickets
The cancelled Purpose concert in Manila was scheduled on September 30 at the Philippine Arena, currently the biggest indoor performance venue in the country. Music Management International (MMI Live), the promoter of the concert, started sale of the tickets on July 9 at SM Tickets. Ticket prices ranged from P1,575 to P17,850.
This could have been Justin’s second concert in the Philippines after a successful performance in May 2011. He visited the country in December 2013 not to do a concert but to console victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban, Leyte.