Peace, y'all. Justin Bieber has gone and done it again by shocking his fandom with the news that he is officially done with the Purpose Tour. After traveling the world for the past 18 months, Justin performed 154 shows. He had 15 shows left to go before he put a stop to the whole thing. The rest of the dates included stops across Asia and North America.It's a super sad day for Beliebers. Out of all people, John Mayer has come to the rescue.
In a way that no one thought about, John related this whole thing to artists that we have lost lately. He tries to make the world understand that when artists cancel a tour like this, with so very little left to go, it means that they would basically destroy themselves if they kept going. The "Free Falling" singer actually applauds Justin for making this very tough decision.
Justin was just seen out and about hiking with a new lady friend, Audreyana Michelle, in Los Angeles and he looked fit and well. An insider told Variety, "It wasn’t a decision made overnight. He’s had some time off and was able to consider his commitments." Justin himself has yet to comment on the whole situation but another source told TMZ that the "Sorry" singer was "just over it." Yikes.
A rep for Justin said, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts. 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."
So there you have it. He's done. He's over it. The Purpose Tour has officially ended. It was a good run as it reportedly grossed $93.2 million. Variety is reporting that Bieber could face a penalty for canceling without a medical reason or a reason that could put the artist in danger. There's no word on what that penalty could be. As of right now, we hope that Justin is okay and was just completely exhausted.
TMZ caught up with the Biebs himself and asked what was really going down. Justin replied, "I'm sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed. I have been on tour for two years. I'm looking forward to just resting, getting some relaxation and we're going to ride some bikes."
Justin's long time manager and friend, Scooter Braun, chimed in as well. He gave a lengthy statement and said, "An incredible run. Congrats to @justinbieber on an incredible tour and thank you to the entire cast and crew for your unending support. Chris and Nick thank you. AEG thank you. Caa thank you. UMG thank you. @sb_projects Team thank you. To the promoters who believed around the world thank you. To the fans from all over the world who took part over the last 16 months over 6 continents thank you. To Justin who gave it his all night after night thank you. And to those that won't be able to see it... 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. Justin will be back and I know he looks forward to performing for you and with you all again. One chapter ends and another begins. Thank you again. Now please stop commenting on all my other photos that have nothing to do with this :) just kidding....but I'm not 😂. Jokes aside your support for Justin is inspiring. Cheers."
This post was originally published on July 24, 2017.