Apologies, world. Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his very eventful Purpose Tour because of ‘unforeseen circumstances.’ 15 shows remained to be performed in a concert tour that started several months ago and has already taken the 23-year-old vocalist across Europe, South America, Australia and, yes, India. The unexpected end of the Purpose Tour means that Beliebers in Japan, USA, his native Canada and different destinations won’t hear Justin Bieber in show. “Because of unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will wipe out the rest of the ‘Reason World Tour’ shows. Justin adores his fans and hates to disappoint them,” read the rather bare statement from Justin’s management, detailed one of a news organization. Ticket holders will be refunded. The last show he played was London (July 2).
On Twitter, fans said the way of announcement was upsetting:
Critics have not been kind while reviewing the singer’s performance amid the visit. Justin Bieber’s Purpose shows have been called out as low-energy – unsurprising, given the ambitious nature of the visit which was to span more than 50 destinations in over a year. The Mumbai show, held on May 10, was slammed by disgruntled parents of Beliebers (Justin’s fan base is mostly pre-teen) who protested about inflated ticket prices and reports that the artist had lip-synced the majority of the set list – just four of 20-odd songs were believed to have been sung live.
“An artist of his calibre should sing live. He was not prepared,” filmmaker Anurag Basu, who went to the show with his girl, told to a news agency after the show. On-screen character Sonali Bendre slammed the gig on social media, calling it a ‘waste of time.’
Justin additionally cut his trip to India short, leaving directly after the show, allegedly because of mismanagement on the part of local organisers. He was to have visited Jaipur, Agra and New Delhi.
Justin Bieber, whose list of demands circulated around the web before the Mumbai appear, has additionally been included in some non-Purpose unpleasantness recently. China has said he’s not welcome in the nation and a furious fan threw a bottle at him when he refused to sing summer hit Despacito, which he includes on, at a festival in Stockholm.
So far, Justin Bieber had finished more than 150 shows for the Purpose Tour across USA, Europe, Australia, India, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Now, shows in some parts of USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore have been cancelled.