Justin Bieber To Perform At Already Sold Out Acoustic Benefit Concert In Toronto

Justin Bieber is giving back again.

The pop superstar is bringing his “An Evening with Justin Bieber” concert, which celebrates the release of his new album Purpose, to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to benefit the Stratford House of Blessing (SHOB) in his hometown.

SHOB is a 30-year-old charitable organization in Stratford which provides food, clothing, furniture, and life-skills to low-income individuals and families in the area.

The 21-year-old singer and his mother Pattie Mallette have a connection to the charity. They needed and used it back when Mallette was a struggling single mother following her son’s birth.

All proceeds from tickets to Bieber’s upcoming acoustic show will go to the SHOB.

The event will be held at Toronto’s 1,500-person capacity Danforth Music Hall on Monday, December 7. Tickets went on sale today at 4 p.m for $100 and sold out within a minute, as per Newstalk1010.

However, organizers held back a proportion of tickets for fans to buy or win in local competitions and giveaways.

Other sources cite 90 seconds.

Bieber previously performed three “An Evening with Justin Bieber” events at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on November 13, the same day Purpose was released. Concerts in Chicago and Houston followed. Tickets for all these were sold at $18 for just the show or $22 with a tie-in to buy Purpose.

Toronto fans can expect to be treated to Bieber singing acoustic versions of favorites including “As Long As You Love Me,” “Boyfriend,” and current hits “Sorry,” “Love Yourself,” and “What Do You Mean?”

The Biebs also chats to fans during the event in a Q&A. At previous “An Evening with…” shows, audiences watched videos from Purpose: The Movement, a short film directed by Parris Goebel, which sets each song on the standard edition of the singer’s album to dance videos.

Earlier today, the Stratford House of Blessing, Danforth Music Hall, and Bieber shared tweets about the event.

The Biebs replied to the SHOB noting his family’s gratitude for past help. He tweeted, “Thank you for being there when we needed you ) now it’s my turn.”

The singer has helped his hometown’s food bank many times before. Back in February, items from his childhood bedroom at his grandparents’ home were auctioned on eBay in support of the SHOB, eventually raising more than $74,000.

In 2011, following prompting from Bieber, the Canadian chain Tim Hortons divided up around $75,000 worth of food between the House of Blessing, the Salvation Army and St. James’ United Church. In kind, the company was featured in the singer’s Christmas special. Bieber donated $10,000 to the House of Blessing that same year.

“I think he realizes how much his mother was helped. People struggle in his community and he wants to help out, “Theresa McMurray, executive director of House of Blessing, told The Beacon Herald.

Mallette also tweeted her approval of her son’s upcoming benefit show.

Bieber’s charity long-standing charity work — which includes the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Pencils of Promise organization, the Child Hunger Ends Here initiative, and other outreach efforts — were recently honored at Nickelodeon’s Halo Awards.

The singer was presented with the first event Hall of Fame award at the Halo Awards on November 14. During his acceptance speech, Bieber asked the audience for a moment of silence to mark tragic events around the world — alluding to the then recent terror attacks in Paris and earthquake in Japan.

For just a few examples of Bieber’s outstanding work with charities during his career, see below.

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