Justin Bieber Extends Tour Days After Walking Off Stage Mid-Performance
By Sophie Schillaci
Justin Bieber is soldiering on.
Just days after becoming visibly frustrated with his audience in Manchester, England, going so far as to drop his mic and walk off the stage mid-performance, the 22-year-old pop star is extending his tour.
Bieber's Purpose World Tour will head to Latin America in early 2017 for a slew of shows, hitting Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama and Costa Rica. The next leg of the tour will kick off on Feb. 15, 2017, and wrap by April 24, 2017.
But first, Bieber will continue making his way through Europe and the U.S., where he has scheduled shows through the end of the year.
Fans with tickets to see the Biebs live may want to be on their best behavior. The "Sorry" singer has been growing increasingly vocal about his displeasure with screaming audiences during his shows.
At a concert in Birmingham, England, last week, he addressed the crowd directly, asking: “Can you guys do me a favor? Can you guys just relax for about two seconds? I get it, I get it, but I’m like two feet away from you. And I can hear you. I appreciate all the love, it’s amazing. But can you show it in a different way? Screaming is just so obnoxious.”
Then during another performance in Manchester on Thursday night, he was interrupted yet again.
"I don’t mind cutting the bulls**t because I don’t need to talk. I’m just trying to engage, but if you guys don’t want to do that, we can just play the music,” he said before transitioning into his song, "Purpose."