Justin Bieber’s ‘As-long-As-You-Hug-Me’ Dubai stage attack by an over friendly and possibly deeply insane fan is still making headlines, but the superstar has already moved on literally and musically.
Now heading to South Africa to play two stadium shows, today the 19-year-old announced on Twitter that he will soon be dropping new music and adding new Believe tour dates.
According to Bieber’s earlier tweet in which he wrote:
“#music journals and tour dates for Australia, S America, and asia coming soon. now r u excited?”
These three territories will now be added to the already extensive Believe tour which began September 29 last year and currently lists August 10 at Atlanta’s Philips Arena as its end date.
The draw of these continents will be the huge record-buying demographics on offer. And as the Canadian has previously toured each, fans will be primed for a dose of ‘Bieber Fever.’
Tour set lists draw on his 2012 Believe and 2010 My World 2.0 albums so it’s definitely time for some fresh sounds from the star, of which there have been more than a few hints.
On April 4, Grammy nominated British troubadour Ed Sheeran responded to a tentative tweet from Bieber scouting for his opinion on musical previews sent.
“@edsheeran hope you liked the new tunes,“ the “Boyfriend” singer wrote.
To which, Sheeran replied: “@justinbieber very cool direction you’re taking the new stuff.”
Later this month Bieber debuted the hashtag #music journals on Twitter, which left many thinking he was referring to a weighty and possibly highly indignant tome à la “My Tabloid Hell On The Road.”
The mystery was cleared up days later when manager Scooter Braun explained to MTV that #musicjournals referred to the 240 plus songs the singer has penned on tour.
“Well I don’t ever disclose what our plans are,” said Braun.”But I will say this, he’s been writing one to two songs a day for the entire tour and he actually labels them by the city he writes them in.”
He continued: “We started calling it his ‘music journal’ and we’re talking about what should come next musically. And I think creatively he just wants to share all his thoughts through music.”
In a clearly playing to the gallery moment, Braun also mentioned the existence of a song written in Oslo, Norway, where Bieber and Selena Gomez famously got their romance mojo back.
“The Oslo song, you’ll have to see,” he teased, fairly shamelessly. “Norway was an incredibly inspirational place. So you’ll have to see.”
Cheesy? You betcha. But as Jay-Z and Kanye West would say: “It’s provocative … gets the people going.”
To recap, then: Justin Bieber’s new music and new tour dates cometh.