Justin Bieber Thrills At NYC Purpose Tour Concert

Justin Bieber Thrills At Final U.S. Purpose Tour NYC Show With Travis Scott, Jaden Smith

Justin Bieber, the most rock star pop superstar of them all, straddled the past and present for his second and last Purpose World Tour concert of the North American leg at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday night.

The 64-date run saw the Canadian perform 64 sold-out concerts. And, if Periscope footage and fans’ videos are anything to go by, over 20,000 euphoric fans were utterly thrilled by the iconic superstar last night.

Rapper Travi$ Scott joined the Biebs onstage for “No Sense,” as he does on the 22-year-old’s acclaimed Purpose album. Post-concert, Bieber shared a performance snap of the pair on Instagram. His caption reads, “Thank u for coming out blessed!!!”

For his part, Scott posted a stage shot with a warm note that reads, “Me AND twin.”

It was nostalgia aplenty when Jaden Smith came out to raise the roof with Justin on their 2010 hit “Never Say Never.”

Jaden, who also starred in Never Say Never, later Instagrammed a pic of the longtime pals embracing each other onstage after a barnstorming rendition of their song. It’s captioned, “I Love You Big Bro Thank You.”

Smith also tweeted out another snap with him in the foreground.

All of which is fitting for another full circle Justin Bieber moment at NYC’s Garden. Some Beliebers in attendance later tweeted that the Garden was particularly ablaze with energy during “Never Say Never,” “Baby.” Fans at the show also claimed the singer was emotional and wiped away tears during “Purpose.”

Watch videos of the Biebs with Jaden and Travi$ below.

A closer look a La Flame in action on “No Sense.”

“Never Say Never.”

Back on August 31, 2010, the then 16-year-old singer performed for the first time at the legendary arena. Tickets sold out in 22 minutes. The 10 day lead-up became the driving plot to 2011’s Never Say Never concert-docu, which is still the highest grossing film of its type. It pulled in nearly $100 million worldwide.

Fast forward to last night. The Biebs delighted fans as he tore through old and current hits, while rocking his most excellent Purpose Tour merch. During the show, the singer has fun with the audience as he called out the ages of the fans, in what is a now a traditional part of the show. He also joked about the prices of his limited fashion line.

Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, hilariously joined in the age call-outs.

During the acoustic part of his show, Bieber treated the audience to a cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit “Fast Car” and the more recent “Love Yourself.” Check out the clips below.

The Grammy winner’s performance of “Purpose” was a particular vocal highlight.

After a water-drenched performance of “Sorry” in the encore, the singer signed off telling the crowd, “I’m Justin Bieber and there’s nothing like the Man above. I’m out,” and that he couldn’t have done the show without them.

Naturally, Justin Bieber fans shared posts on Twitter cooing over the singer’s 2010 debut at the Garden and last night.

These ranged from multiple “glo-up” side-by-side pictures and videos of Jaden and Justin, as well as splices of Bieber’s pre-show “Ducks, ducks, quacks, quacks” ritual.

After the show, two lucky fans met Justin by chance while trying to find the exit from the arena. The girls later tweeted about their surprise encounter, and said the Biebs recognized them because they’d attended so many Purpose shows. The singer also hugged the girls.

Following the concert, Justin shared a slew of photos on Instagram. The last is a snapshot of the “Sorry” singer and his crew doing the “ducks” ritual, which JB captioned, “As much as I doubt god he keeps reminding me.” The Mail Online reports the star was spotted on a shuttle bus after the show headed to Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, New Jersey, and no doubt somewhere exotic.

Justin Bieber

With the first leg of the Purpose World Tour now wrapped, the trek resumes on August 13 in Japan. Justin will also play England’s V Festival before hitting Europe from September. The superstar didn’t always thrill music critics on his U.S.leg, but thousands of fans absolutely love the tour and it is an undeniable box office success.

[Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images]

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