Justin Bieber cancels Purpose World Tour, including Gillette Stadium date

 
 

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: Justin Bieber has apologized to fans, via SPIN, saying he’s been on tour for two years now and needs the time to rest, relax, and maybe even ride some bikes. Last night, his manager, Scooter Braun, posted this to Insta: “…on behalf of myself, Justin, and the team, we are sorry. That was never our intent. But a man’s soul and well being I truly care about came first and We must all respect and honor that.”


Cue up the “Sorry” jokes — Justin Bieber has cancelled his Purpose World Tour.

That includes an August 29 appearance at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, a show that was also set to feature Migos and Vic Mensa as openers. Other cancelled dates, according to Billboard, include Saturday’s gig at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as well as a show at the Rose Bowl and others in New York, Denver, Minneapolis, and Toronto. Beiber was also set to perform in Japan (Tokyo’s Ajilnomoto Stadium on September 23 and 24), Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Singapore.

No real reason was given for the decision.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts,” reads a statement on his website. “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.”

In total, 14 shows have been scrapped. As of press time, Bieber has not commented on the cancellations via social media.

Here’s word from Gillette: