Justin Bieber promotes  What Do You Mean, the first song off his upcoming album, Purpose. He starts touring in March for 58 shows.  (Photo: Justin Bieber)

Justin Bieber promotes What Do You Mean, the first song off his upcoming album, Purpose. He starts touring in March for 58 shows. (Photo: Justin Bieber)

Justin Bieber is plunging headlong back into his music career after a three year layoff. He’s hitting the road nationwide on his new “Purpose World Tour” in support of his latest album. Justin last toured in 2012 for Believe. Is he up for it?

Justin announced the tour on “Ellen DeGeneres” as part of his “Bieber Week” appearance on the afternoon talk show.

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The tour is not only jammed with 58 stops all across North America. It will also take place on a tight timetable. He’ll kick off the road trip in March in Seattle and wrap in July at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

He’ll play between 10 and 15 shows a month, with a marathon sprint in April that will take him from Salt Lake City, UT, Denver and Kansas City to Cleveland and Columbus, OH. It’s a daunting stretch for any artist.

How Bieber will fare on tour is anyone’s guess. It’s been so long since he’s been on the road, there’s not telling if he has the commitment, motivation and stamina to hit every city in such a short time.

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Touring takes a heavy toll on artists, and a number of top stars have collapsed and in some cases were hospitalized for exhaustion. Bieber has had his own problems on the road.

At a 2012 concert in Arizona on his “Believe Tour,” Bieber threw up on stage right in the middle of his song, “Out of Town Girl.” He sprinted off-stage after the incident, but returned after five or ten minutes and made light of the situation.


He also got into hot water for scalping tickets to his concerts, forcing fans to pay a huge mark-up for seats. His management team, and apparently, Bieber himself, split the profits. The practice is controversial, even though a number of artists do it.

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Bieber suffered another embarrassment near the end of the tour in June 2013. He forgot some of the words of his own song during a concert in San Jose, Calif. Three days earlier, he fell down some stairs backstage and suffered cuts and bruises.

In the latest incident, he walked out mid-concert at a show that was being filmed for a television special in Norway. He apparently was upset by some rowdy fans at the foot of his stage.

The singer was also forgetful on Ellen. When he announced the tour, he couldn’t remember the start date. “Oh, gosh, this was the only thing I had to remember,” he said.

Ticket pre-sales will begin on Monday (Nov. 16); general tickets go on sale Friday. The shows are expected to sell out.

Check out the video below, Justin’s tour dates and let us know your thoughts? Will you be buying tickets? Be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest music news.


Justin Bieber Purpose Tour Dates and Cities
Date City Venue
March 9 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
March 11 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live! at Rogers Arena
March 13 Portland, OR Moda Center
March 15 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena
March 17 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
March 18 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
March 20 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
March 21 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
March 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 26 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
March 29 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
March 30 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
April 2 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 4 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
April 6 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
April 7 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 9 Houston, TX Toyota Center
April 10 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
April 12 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
April 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
April 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
April 22 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
April 23 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
April 25 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
April 26 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
April 28 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
April 29 Washington, DC Verizon Center
May 4 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
May 5 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
May 7 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
May 10 Boston, MA TD Garden
May 13 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
May 14 Quebec City, BC Videotron Centre
May 16 Montreal, BC Bell Centre
May 18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
May 19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 11 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
June 13 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
June 14 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
June 16 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
June 18 Fargo, ND FARGODOME
June 19 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 21 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
June 22 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
June 24 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
June 25 Indianapolis, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
June 27 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
June 29 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
June 30 Orlando, FL Amway Center
July 2 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
July 6 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
July 7 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
July 9 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
July 10 Hartford, CT XL Center
July 12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
July 13 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
July 15 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
July 18 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden