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Justin Bieber to stop off in Manchester as part of 2023 arena world tour

The global superstar will be playing the AO Arena on Saturday 25 February 2023.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 15th November 2021

Justin Bieber has announced that he’ll be stopping off right here in Manchester as part of his world tour in 2023.

The global superstar will be playing the AO Arena on Saturday 25 February 2023.

The Canadian singer – who first shot to fame all the way back in 2008 after being discovered on YouTube, and has since gone one to become a teen idol with millions of fans across the globe – will be headlining the city’s largest music music venue, the AO Arena, as part of his first worldwide tour since 2017.

The new tour involves more than 90 shows at stadiums and arenas around the world, launching with a 52-date run through North America in February 2022, and then the UK and Europe shows taking place the following year.

He will also perform in Glasgow, Aberdeen, London, Birmingham, and Sheffield.


Announcing the tour in a statement on social media today, Justin, 27, said: “We’ve been working hard to create the best show we’ve ever done, and we can’t wait to share it with fans around the world.

“I’ll see you soon.”


General sale tickets to the UK leg of the tour will go live at 9am on Friday 19 November 2021.

Amex card-holders will have exclusive access to a presale for all events – excluding London – starting at 10am on Tuesday 16 November.

The UK dates are as follows:

  • 8 February: Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
  • 11 February: Aberdeen, UK – P&J Live
  • 13 & 14 February: London, UK – The O2
  • 22 February: Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
  • 25 February: Manchester, UK – AO Arena
  • 26 February: Sheffield, UK – Utilita Arena
The global superstar will be playing the AO Arena on Saturday 25 February 2023. / Credit: AO Arena

The Canadian singer – who is most famous for smash-hits including ‘Baby’, ‘Boyfriend’, ‘Sorry’, and more – has had tumultuous career, but has become the #1 artist on YouTube and Spotify after first entering the spotlight at 13.

Since childhood, he’s released six studio albums, and last year broke Elvis Presley’s record as the youngest solo artist to have eight albums reach #1 on the Billboard 200 charts.

Read more: The Manc announced as the official media partner of Manchester’s AO Arena

Many people may remember that Bieber has an interesting history with Manchester, after playing several shows in the city in the past – most-notably making an appearance during the One Love Manchester benefit concert at Emirates Old Trafford, following the Manchester Arena attack in 2017.

He’s also grabbed local headlines in the past after being refused entry to Sankeys Nightclub in 2013, when the venue turned him away due to the fact he “shuffles on stage”, and after also ordering Manchester crowds to “shut up” during ballads in 2016.


During his last appearance at Manchester Arena, he then preceded to storm off stage after audience members would not stop “screaming”.

You can grab tickets to Justin Bieber’s Justice World Tour here.

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