Justin announced the tour on “Ellen DeGeneres” as part of his “Bieber Week” appearance on the afternoon talk show.
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.
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.
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.
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|Justin Bieber Purpose Tour Dates and Cities|
|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|