Justin Bieber is cancelling the last 14 dates on his world tour after nearly a year and a half of performances to promote his “Purpose” album.
The “Love Yourself” singer only cited “unforeseen circumstances” for cancelling the rest of the tour after more than 150 shows. The tour had earned $93.2 million so far this year, the New York Times reported. In a TMZ interview, Bieber said his plans will include “just resting, getting some relaxation — we’re gonna ride some bikes.”
Fellow singer John Mayer commended Bieber for taking time off, saying on Twitter, “When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going. We've lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin [thumbs up] for realizing it was time to call it. You should too.”
Jeffy Fisher had the story this week on “Pat & Stu,” and the guys expressed their disappointment that they would miss out on hearing songs from “Purpose.” Jeffy’s theory was that Bieber was frustrated because he would have been banned from performing in China. Beijing officials issued an injunction to block the pop star from performing there, saying that “badly behaved entertainers” don’t help their efforts to “purify” China’s pop culture scene.