Justin Bieber has postponed his 2020 Changes Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Rolling Stone, the 45-date stadium tour would have been Bieber’s first live tour in nearly three years. It was scheduled to kick off May 14th at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.
Bieber announced the ambitious tour this past Christmas Eve, prior to the release of Changes, his first album since 2015’s Purpose on Valentine’s Day.
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 pic.twitter.com/poFd9pQGSN
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) April 1, 2020
The statement on the tour postponement read:
“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 honored as soon as the dates are rescheduled. Information on rescheduled dates will be forthcoming soon.”
Bieber isn’t the only artist to cancel a tour during the nationwide pandemic. Kesha, Camila Cabello and more have also postponed performances. Music festivals have been postponed as well. You check out the list of postponed music festivals here.