Justin Bieber has announced that the “Purpose Tour” will continue well into 2017 with a run of stadium shows in North America. The singer made the announcement while chatting with Ellen DeGeneres on the December 5 episode of her daytime talk show Ellen in front of an audience full of Bieber fans.
In a show clip posted by Vulture, Ellen and Justin chat about his history on the show and his past appearances, with the talk show host noting that today’s show marks Bieber’s 26th appearance on the show. It is fitting that the Bieber tour announcement was made on Ellen, as he also announced his chart-topping Purpose album on the show last year.
While the new Bieber tour dates are not yet listed on Justin’s official website, Ellen confirmed that one of the dates will be on August 5 at the Rose Bowl stadium located outside of Los Angeles. To the delight of the Bieber fans in the audience, Ellen gifted them all with tickets to the upcoming stadium show.
Tickets for the upcoming North American stadium shows of the Justin Bieber tour will go on sale this Friday, December 9.
Bieber also announced news about his romantic life – or lack thereof. When Ellen asked Justin about who he was dating, the singer replied, “I’m not dating anybody. Single. And not really looking, either.” Bieber also confessed that he has never used Tinder and does not feel that he needs to be dating.
Another photo of Justin Bieber on The Ellen Show, airing tomorrow, Dec. 5. pic.twitter.com/bXDG6eB2op— JustinBieberCrew.com (@JBCrewdotcom) December 5, 2016
Ellen also noted that Bieber looked energetic and well-rested, telling him that “you look healthier than I’ve ever seen you.”
This is good news for Bieber’s future stadium tour, as the singer has had an up-and-down year, which included some very public meltdowns onstage.
Back in March of this year, Bieber canceled all meet-and-greet packages with fans on his upcoming tour dates. Us Magazine reported on the decision and quoted Bieber’s Instagram post on the topic (the singer has since deleted his Instagram page). The decision was also made because of a security incident that happened during the Bieber tour.
“Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy… Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen.”
Exhaustion is a common concern when artists like Bieber embark on huge international tours, and Justin will need to keep his energy up for stadium shows in front of massive audiences numbering in the tens of thousands.
In more recent news, Bieber went on a rant while onstage earlier this month about how “Instagram is for the devil,” according to The Daily Mail.
Justin’s onstage frustrations have also escalated to the singer leaving the stage. In October of this year, Bieber left the stage at a Manchester concert after fans’ screaming drowned out his attempt at making a speech. FOX reports that Bieber told fans that he would no longer talk during the show.
“I appreciate all the support… But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you. I don’t think it’s necessary when I’m trying to say something and you guys are screaming. I feel like I wanna connect with you. I’m just going to quit the talking, alright. I’m not going to talk the rest of the night.”
The incident occurred almost a year to the day after Bieber stormed offstage during a performance in Norway after just one song, refusing to come back to finish the performance.
Hopefully, the singer’s noted healthier appearance will help alleviate some of Bieber’s tour problems.
In addition to his massive onstage presence, Bieber has also made a huge impact on social media thanks to his fans’ dedication. Tumblr announced its 2016 Year in Review finalists today, and the singer makes several appearances on their lists of most-talked-about performers. Bieber ranked No. 3 on the Tumblr list of Top Solo Artists and his Purpose album came in at No. 19.
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