Justin Bieber Is Hitting the Stage for the First Time Since 2013!

by Zach Seemayer 7:40 PM PDT, March 24, 2015
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It's confirmed! Justin Bieber is returning to the stage for (essentially) the first time since 2013.

The pop singer announced that he will be performing at the Fusion Festival in the U.K. this August.

The last time Bieber sang in front of a concert crowd was in December 2013 in Perth, Australia when he wrapped up his Believe tour. Bieber recently made a small, impromptu appearance performing at The Nice Guy club on March 13.

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It hasn't been revealed what songs the "Boyfriend" singer will perform at the Fusion Festival, but Bieber has been open about his desire to record new music.

On Monday, the 21-year-old pop star tweeted, "I miss performing. Time to get back to that." On Tuesday, Bieber followed up with a similar but more definite, "Time to get back to work."

Bieber spoke to V Magazine in January, saying, "I want to keep creating music for my fans… I took the last year off, and I'm excited to get back to work."

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Bieber has been prepping for his musical return by trying to change his public persona, after a year plagued by controversy and legal troubles.

As part of his apology tour, Bieber has appeared on Ellen, where he got candid about regretting his former bad behavior. He also appeared on a reportedly brutal Comedy Central Roast, airing March 30.

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Bieber is set to take the stage at the festival on Aug. 28, and the star released a statement to Billboard saying, "I love the U.K. and I'm excited to be playing at Fusion this year … There are some great artists on the line-up so to be headlining the Friday night, is a real honor."

On Monday, Bieber and Kendall Jenner stripped down for a steamy photo shoot for Vogue. For more on the racy shoot, check out the video below.