Justin Bieber cancels rest of world tour




The Manila Times



INTERNATIONAL pop star Justin Bieber’s return to Manila for a concert scheduled on October 29 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines open grounds has officially been postponed. The announcement was confirmed by concert promoter AEG Presents on Friday indicating that the “Justice World Tour” ended in Rock in Rio, Brazil, with the remaining dates of his concert tour to resume in 2023. “All remaining dates of his world tour postponed to next year. Includes all dates up to and including March 25, 2023. Ticketholders will be informed on next steps as updates occur,” a statement read. The tour kicked off in February this year and made stops in 10 countries across three continents after being postponed in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. On September 6, Bieber first announced he was taking a break from touring to make his health a priority after revealing that he was battling Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which caused him facial paralysis in June. The concert’s Manila promoter, Ovation Productions, assured ticketholders that their tickets for the original concert date will still be honored. “Your tickets are still valid for the new date and no further action is required. The seat plan stays the same, your tickets will still [be] in the same location inside the performance area,” the promoter said. “If you are not available on the new date, you may request a full refund. Please note refunds may take 30 to 60 days [to process] depending on the payment method. More refund information will be posted on ovation. ph and ovationtickets.com in the coming days,” it added. Bieber last performed in Manila in 2011. He was supposed to return in 2017 for his “Purpose Tour,” but his trip was canceled as a result of “unforeseen circumstances.” In several interviews, Bieber said he got burned out after embarking on a concert tour after two years. While he also said he was fine, he shared that he just wanted to “rest and relax” to have more time to “love himself.”