Justin Bieber surprise performance

Justin Bieber Unwinds, Performs At The Chainsmokers’ L.A. Show In Surprise Appearance

Justin Bieber was an invited guest, but a surprise crasher as far as The Chainsmokers’ audience at their Los Angeles show were concerned.

On Friday (November 27), The Chainsmokers played a sold-out concert at the Shrine Auditorium, thrilling the 5,000-strong audience with hits like “Selfie” and their latest, “Roses.”

Based on footage diligently harvested to YouTube by Justin Bieber fans from numerous Instagram videos of the superstar “crashing” Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall’s throwdown, it’s not a stretch to say that when Justin Bieber unexpectedly performed two of his biggest hits from his new album Purpose“Sorry” and “Where Are Ü Now” — everyone went nuts.

Check out the action in the clips below.

Another view.

And another.

Since March, the Biebs has been appearing at EDM festivals and clubs performing his collaborative Jack Ü banger, “Where Are Ü Now?” The Shrine Auditorium crowd sounded delighted with the singer’s cameo.

At one point during the show, Justin told the audience, “I’d just like to say, it’s such an honor to be here performing with The Chainsmokers.” He also called them some of the most “talented” in the business.

The Purpose singer later posted an back-shot of himself at the gig to his Instagram, which he captioned, “Thank you to the Chainsmokers, u guys put on a hell of a show and honoured to be a part of it.”

A little tomfoolery.

Reposted from Rory Kramer’s Instagram (see below).

At the show, Justin and the Chainsmokers didn’t perform the original Jack Ü version of “Where.”

Instead, the crew played the producer-DJ Marshmello’s mix, which featured on the remixes EP released in June. The producer later took to Twitter to express his appreciation.

The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elsort was also at the show. He hung out backstage with Justin.

The Biebs’ appearance at the show isn’t really left-field. Earlier this year, he shared a light-hearted video set to the Chainsmokers’ “Roses” song with videographer Rory Kramer, who has worked extensively with the DJ duo and now works with the “Sorry” singer.

Kramer also co-directed the stunning music video for the heartthrob’s “I’ll Show You” single.

Justin’s surprise appearance at the Friday concert comes after he canceled his spots on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and performance at CBS’ Thanksgiving Day Parade on Tuesday morning, just hours before he was due to tape both in New York City.

The singer tweeted the host, writing, “My apologies to @colbertlateshow as I won’t be able to make it to nyc tomorrow for the show. I look forward to making it up to you soon.”

In a cryptic follow-up tweet, he added that “sometimes life kicks our a** and we need to deal with it.”

Shortly after, Entertainment Tonight reported that Bieber (more likely his team) cancelled the dual dates due to “personal reasons.” Meanwhile, TMZ reports sources close to the singer allege he is “emotionally and mentally spent” due to a hectic promotional schedule for Purpose and “personal issues.” It was also emphasized that alcohol and drugs aren’t to blame.

Typically mean-spirited speculation by well-known Bieber baiting outlets, the New York Daily News and Hollywood Life, and other outlets, followed.

However, it can’t be denied that Bieber’s album and comeback promotion in general this year has been hefty. In the first part of 2015, the singer apologized repeatedly for past teen-like antics before non-stop magazine and radio interviews, specials such as the Justin Bieber Comedy Central Roast, Carpool Karaokes with The Late Late Show host James Corden, and more.

In the run-up to Purpose’s November 13 release, Bieber went on a whirlwind promo tour across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and a week-long stint on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, followed by concert events on the Today show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and in select U.S. cities when it dropped.

Factor in nervousness about critics’ reception to his album that Bieber has previously spoken about and his admission that he suffers from depression, and it doesn’t seem unreasonable that he evidently felt he needed a break.

He is scheduled to appear at Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve and the U.K.’s Capital FM Jingle Ball on December 6. After a break earlier this week in Orange County, California, the Biebs is now said to be in Utah with pals.

[Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]

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