Justin Bieber Cancels Montreal Appearance, He & Beachclub Accuse Promoter Of Contract Breach

Justin Bieber and his team were reportedly left with no option but to cancel the superstar’s pre-scheduled party hosting appearance with a brief performance at Beachclub in Pointe-Calumet, Montreal, on Saturday, after the promoter allegedly reneged on a final payment of the singer’s appearance fee.

The 21-year-old singer announced early in the morning on his Twitter page that a breach of contract and “lying” by the promoter, Team Productions, prompted his pull out from the event at the daytime outdoor nightclub.

“Montreal due to the promoter of today’s event breaking his contract and lying I will not be able to attend today’s event. I’m sorry,” Bieber wrote in his first tweet.

The heartthrob added a second message, reiterating the promoter’s alleged breach of contract as the reason.

Despite a hastily-posted and incorrect Showbiz 411 report claiming Bieber had accused Beachclub’s owner, Olivier Primeau, of “lying,” that was not the case. The singer’s tweet stated that the promoter [Team Productions] was in breach of his contract to appear.

Citing sources, TMZ later reported that according to the contract Bieber’s team signed with the promoter, Team Productions, had agreed to pay the Biebs half of his appearance fee when the contract was signed and the other half two days before the event.

The website claims the contract was worth “a couple of hundred thousand dollars,” adding that Bieber received the first half of the fee, but on the second pre-agreed payment day — Thursday — Team Productions failed to pay Bieber’s camp.

TMZ said Bieber’s people contacted the promoters and were promised quick payment, but this did not materialize.

The site added that Team Productions went radio silent on Bieber’s team, and it became clear that the promoter either did not have the funds or just didn’t want to pay.

Following up on a statement posted at Beachclub’s Facebook, which laid the blame for the alleged contract breach squarely on the promoter, and not Bieber’s team, a Beachclub rep updated TMZ, saying as follows.

“We are incredibly disappointed and upset by the lack of professionalism exhibited by Team Productions in violating their contract with Justin Bieber and disappointing the thousands of fans that were going to flock to Beachclub today.”

In their first Montreal-related Facebook statement, the club wrote, “[Beachclub] and Justin Bieber are in no way liable for the cancellation of today’s event.”

The statement also stressed that “the management team had absolutely no say in the final decision that was made,” by the promoters, Team Productions. Those who had previously purchased tickets are entitled to a full refund.

Some fans attending the event in Montreal appeared to agree with Team Bieber’s decision to cancel.

After his cancellation notice, Bieber reconfirmed on Twitter that he is looking forward to performing with Skrillex at Billboard’s inaugural Hot 100 Music Festival at Jones Beach, New York, on Sunday.

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