Here's How The Coronavirus Outbreak Will Affect Justin's 'Changes' Tour
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect that Justin Bieber's Changes tour was officially postponed due to the coronavirus on April 1.
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically affected a variety of industries over the past few weeks, including entertainment. From postponed and canceled events, to artists and fans social distancing, it's a confusing and trying time for many. With that comes a lot of questions, like those wondering if Justin Bieber's Changes tour will be rescheduled due to coronavirus. Here's what Beliebers should know.
Tickets for Bieber's shows went on sale on Feb. 14, but, since then, things have changed. Many of the stadiums Bieber was set to perform at have been downsized to arenas.
For example, a tweet from the official American Airlines Center page on March 6 read:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the @justinbieber concert at AT&T Stadium on June 27 is being relocated to America Airlines Center on Sunday, June 28. Justin Bieber will perform with special guest @Kehlani and Jaden Smith. NEW DATE: Sunday, June 28, 2020 NEW VENUE: AAC
Other cities with changed venues include Bieber's shows in Texas, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Nashville, Ohio, and Arizona.
While the change was not directly related to the coronavirus outbreak or the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation to cancel or postpone any events with more than 50 people for 8 weeks, a source close to the tour claims it was “a hard decision” made based on "softer markets in select cities where tickets went on sale just days before the coronavirus hit," according to Variety.
On April 1, Bieber officially announced in a press release that his Changes tour is postponed due to the coronavirus. The statement 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 his 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.
Changes is Bieber's fifth tour, and first since 2017.
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