Justin Bieber Announces U.K. Arena Dates For Purpose World Tour 2016

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Dec. 13 2015, Updated 1:59 a.m. ET

Justin Bieber fans got a welcome surprise on Wednesday morning following the announcement of U.K. and European dates for his 2016 Purpose World Tour, in support of his same-named, acclaimed new album.

The additional dates expand on the comeback superstar’s 64-city North American leg, which is already sold out across the U.S. and Canada.

The new Purpose world tour dates were announced in a press release via a tour management company and naturally set off ripples of excitement among U.K. and European Beliebers online.

Bieber will play a slew of arenas when European dates begin on September 14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. France, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands follow before the nine-date U.K leg.

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The pop icon kicks off the Brit leg of his Purpose tour with the first of two consecutive dates at London’s 02 Arena on October 11.

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Bieber will then play Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena for dual dates beginning October 17. Two dates at Manchester Arena follow from October 20 then Sheffield on October 26. Glasgow’s SSE Hydro is booked for October 27. Dublin’s 3Arena will welcome the singer on November 1.

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From there, the rest of the European dates include Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, more in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

Tickets for the U.K. leg go on sale at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 17. Demand is expected to be sky high. Following the worldwide chart-topping success of the lead single “What Do You Mean?” — Bieber’s Purpose album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 Albums chart last month with 649,000 traditional and equivalent album sales.

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