Canadian pop megastar Justin Bieber has canceled the remaining dates of his Purpose Tour “due to unforeseen circumstances.”; affecting 14 dates in Asia and North America over the next three months.
“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them,” a statement read on Bieber’s official Facebook page. “He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over [the] last 18 months.”
“He is grateful and honoured to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across six 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.”
The canceled stops will begin with Saturday’s show in Arlington, Texas. Most of Bieber’s remaining dates were in the US, but he was also due to play in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Philippines. The Purpose World Tour in the Philippines was scheduled to happen on Sept. 30 in Philippine Arena.
The Purpose tour kicked off on March 9, 2016 in Seattle. His last show was in London, England on July 2. Bieber has not yet commented on social media or explained the cancellation to his fans. Reps for the singer have not provided an explanation for why the final dates of the tour have been dropped.
But Justin was asked by TMZ if he had a message for his fans regarding the cancellation of the Purpose Tour and this is what he said:
As of today, there is no word if Justin plans to reschedule his concert tour dates.
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Meanwhile, John Mayer defends Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour cancellation.
“When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going,” John shared with his followers. “We’ve lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin [thumbs up] for realizing it was time to call it. You should too.”