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 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.
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 Tourhere.
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Gigs & Nightlife
Superstar Pink throws birthday party in Trafford Park ahead of huge stadium shows
When you spot celebrities around Greater Manchester, they’re normally living it up in venues like The Ivy or Mnky Hse – so it was quite a surprise when Pink popped up in Trafford this week.
Singer Pink, real name Alecia Moore, threw a birthday party for her daughter Willow earlier this week.
The star took over Total Ninja in Trafford Park for an action-packed 12th birthday celebration.
In a video shared on her Instagram, Pink was seen taking on the range of obstacles – including a few tumbles – while her daughter Willow and son Jameson showed off on challenges like monkey bars and rope swings.
The party was decked out with helium balloons and a Wednesday Addams birthday cake.
Pink wrote that she was ‘so in love’ with Manchester and said she was ‘so happy’ to be back out on tour.
The singer is about to kick off her summer UK tour with two huge stadium shows in Greater Manchester, at the University Of Bolton Stadium (soon to be known as the Toughsheet Community Stadium… teehee).
Pink (often stylised as P!nk) is behind hits like Raise Your Glass, So What, and Just Like A Pill.
Sharing the video on social media, she wrote: “So happy to be back on tour with my babies, the ones I birthed but also the rest of these clowns.
“If I had to choose another profession- it would be so many things. One of those would be party planner. We party.
“Manchester- I am so inlove with you. Willow- you are my soul child. Happy 12th. Hard to believe you’re only 12. You rock. Love, your favorite Mama.”
Total Ninja also shared the video, writing: “We were delighted to welcome P!nk and her daughter, Willow, to Total Ninja Manchester to celebrate Willow’s birthday!
“A very happy birthday from everyone at Total Ninja Manchester! The course is always ready for anyone who thinks they can be the next Total Ninja!”
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Gigs & Nightlife
Lewis Capaldi cancels gigs to ‘rest and recover’ with loved ones after ‘struggling’
Lewis Capaldi has said in an emotional statement that he will be cancelling all of his upcoming commitments until his Glastonbury appearance.
The Scottish singer-songwriter said that he had been ‘struggling’ with the whirlwind promo tour for his newest album, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent.
He said that the last few months had been ‘full on both mentally and physically’ and he needed to take some time to rest and recover at home in Glasgow with his friends and family.
The apologetic message shared on social media apologised to fans who had already spent money on hotels and travel for the affected shows, which included an intimate gig in Leeds tonight, The Hoot reports.
Lewis, who is almost as well-known for his brilliant sense of humour as for his chart-topping music, announced that he wanted to be at his best for Glastonbury.
Taking to Instagram, Lewis wrote: “Hi everyone, hope you’re well. This is a really difficult message, and one that hurts me a lot to have to type, but I’m really sorry to say that I’m going to have to cancel all commitments from now until I play Glastonbury on June 24th.
“It’s been such an incredible time leading into this new album, and seeing all of the support from everyone has been beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of. That said, the last few months have been full on both mentally and physically, I haven’t been home properly since Christmas and at the moment I’m struggling to get to grips with it all.
“I need to take a moment to rest and recover, to be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all of the other incredible shows coming up so that I’m able to continue doing what I love for a long time to come. I need to take these three weeks to be Lewis from Glasgow for a bit, spend some time with my family and friends and do normal life things that are an important part of me feeling better. I hope everyone understands.
“I know many of you will have spent money on travel or hotels, which I appreciate more than ever with how difficult things are economically at the moment, so I’m extremely sorry for the impact this will have. The fact you’re willing to come out and spend your time, money and love on these shows is beyond comprehension and I feel incredibly lucky.
“I’m getting all the help and support I need from the incredible people around me who I’m so grateful for.
“I take none of this for granted and can’t wait to be back doing it again. All my love Lewis x”