Justin Bieber Blames Coronavirus For Low Ticket Sales
“Yummy” singer Justin Bieber is attempting to make a comeback with the recent release of his “Changes” album, which is the first since 2015’s “Purpose”.
Following the release of “Changes”, Bieber also announced a 45 date North American tour from May until September but there have been a significant low ticket sales.
The 26-year-old Canadian singer who is married to model Hailey Bieber is seemingly shifting the blame of low ticket sales on novel coronavirus.
After reporting low ticket sales for the tour, Bieber was forced to move his upcoming concerts to much smaller venues seeing that the tour may not be as big a hit as he originally planned.
“There was no official announcement from Bieber’s social media accounts, although eight arenas posted notices on Twitter telling fans that the show has been moved to their venue from a nearby stadium.”
The only explanation for the downsize was due to “unforeseen circumstances” – however, the publication has pointed the finger of blame at coronavirus in light of Texas-based music festival SXSW cancelling completely for 2020 as a precaution over health fears.
So far, dates in Glendale Arizona, Houston, Dallas, Nashville, Columbus Ohio, Indianapolis, Washington DC and Detroit have all been affected.
A source close to the tour organisers told Variety it was “a hard decision” to downgrade the capacity of some tour dates – with the decision to play arenas rather than stadiums due to the “financial burden” of having to sell out arena spaces.
However, some fans believe that downsizing the tour has nothing to do with coronavirus as the “Changes” album has not been as successful as previous records released by the star.
The album was met with mixed reviews from music critics despite topping the US Billboard 200 chart as well as the UK Albums chart.