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Justin Bieber Cancels Remainder Of World Tour, Source Says He's 'Just Over It'
Pop superstar Justin Bieber has announced that he's canceling the remainder of his "Purpose World Tour."The reason for the cancellation remains unclear—an email statement from Bieber's camp says it is "[d]ue to unforeseen circumstances," while a source tells TMZ the singer is "just over it."
The tour is the Canadian-born singer's third world tour, and was staged to promote his fourth studio album Purpose. The first show was on March 9, 2016, to a sold-out crowd at Seattle's KeyArena. In the following 18 months, the tour has seen over 150 shows across six continents. The announced cancellation will leave 14 shows unplayed, including a set at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California; a stop at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; and tour dates in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore. According to Variety, the tour has grossed $93.8 million for the first half of 2017 alone, with an average per date ticket sale of 38,297.
"He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew…" the statement continues. "However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."
“It wasn’t a decision made overnight,” a source told Variety. “He’s had some time off and was able to consider his commitments.”
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