Justin Bieber has announced the postponement of his Changes tour in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The extensive, 45-date run of North America, which was set to kick off 14 May in Seattle, marked the ‘Intentions’ artist’s first tour in nearly three years. Though new dates have not yet been announced, a statement on Bieber’s website confirmed that all tickets for the postponed shows will be honoured and that a new schedule would be forthcoming.
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The health and safety of my fans, team, cast and crew is the most important thing for me. The world is a scary place but we will all figure this out together. We held on to these dates as long as we could and I cannot wait to see all of you in person as soon as I can. Be safe and I will hopefully see you soon
Earlier today, Bieber shared the announcement with his followers on social media, writing, “The health and safety of my fans, team, cast and crew is the most important thing for me. The world is a scary place but we will all figure this out together. We held on to these dates as long as we could and I cannot wait to see all of you in person as soon as I can. Be safe and I will hopefully see you soon.”
The official statement on Bieber’s website offered that, “In light of the current public health crisis, and with the deepest concern for all those being affected, Justin Bieber will be postponing all currently scheduled 2020 dates for The Changes Tour. While Justin – along with his band, dancers and crew – has been hard at work preparing an amazing show, he has always put the health and well-being of his fans first and foremost. Justin is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get back out on the road and perform in a space that is safe for everyone. He asks that fans hold on to their tickets, as they will be honoured as soon as the dates are rescheduled. Information on rescheduled dates will be forthcoming soon.”
Despite today’s announcement, Bieber has been keeping eager fans satiated with plenty of new content from Changes, including mini-compilations, available every Tuesday and Thursday, and his “Changes: The Movement” video series, which features Bieber’s favourite dancers and choreographers performing songs from the album. The newest video in the series, for ‘That’s What Love Is’ dropped this morning, featuring choreography by Kyle Hanagami.
For more information on The Changes Tour, visit Justin Bieber’s official website.