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Fans have been anticipating Justin’s presence on stage since he announced his tour for his last album, Changes, in 2020 pre-pandemic. When COVID-19 hit, the tour was postponed indefinitely. Since then, the singer released his sixth studio album, Justice, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making him the youngest solo artist in history to have eight No.1 albums. 5 years after his last world tour, Justin Bieber finally takes the stage again this week to open his Justice World Tour.
Justice features familiar names like The Kid LAROI, Chance the Rapper, and Khalid, while rising artists, BEAM and Burna Boy, make it more than the average pop album. Wife, Hailey Bieber, seems to be the focus of the album, giving fans plenty of love songs. There is also a handful of tracks with uplifting themes, like top singles, “Hold On” and “Ghost.”
What Fans Can Expect
Fans can expect to hear the album’s hit songs on tour- even the ballad-version of “Peaches” that Justin throws in during live performances. However, they can also expect throwbacks to past Bieber eras as well. “Boyfriend” from the 2012 Believe album has been confirmed as an official song on the tour set list, though the complete set list has not been released yet.
Justin puts on the first show of the Justice Tour on Friday, February 18 in San Diego, CA and will wrap up the North American leg in Milwaukee, WI on June 24. From there, he begins the world tour in August and after 50 international shows, will complete the Justice World Tour on March 25, 2023.
Bieber’s long-time best friend, Jaden Smith, will join Justin on tour as an opening act, along with ¿TÉO?, Harry Hudson, and Eddie Benjamin, who makes an appearance on the YouTube documentary, “Justin Bieber: Next Chapter.”
How Fans Can Get Involved
TikTok user @christincrossley created the #JBSomebodyChallenge on social media which has accumulated thousands of videos of fans dancing to the Justice track “Somebody.” In an Instagram post, Christin shares that the goal is to get Justin’s team to see these videos and show them on the big screen while he performs the song on tour. Fans are hopeful after Team Bieber acknowledged the challenge.
Whether or not the videos make it to Justin’s stage, the upcoming tour is already proving to be an impactful event for fans. The Justice Tour on Film fan project will document the tour with disposable camera film, which fans can submit online so others can see and experience the tour from their perspective. This week, #JusticeWorldTour began to trend on Twitter as fans across the world bond over their excitement for the tour to begin.
The Countdown Begins
“The Justice Tour production rehearsals are done,” announced show designer and choreographer, Nick Demoura, on Monday. And the singer himself broke the silence on Instagram with the caption, “The justice tour is right around the corner.”
In 2017, the last Bieber tour was unexpectedly cut short due to the star’s health, which came as a disappointment to many. However, this time around, the singer seems to be much healthier and happier and there is no doubt that the Justice World Tour will absolutely reflect that. Rory Kramer, Justin’s official photographer and videographer, went to Instagram saying, “trust me, you don’t want to miss this.”
Fans get to experience what Bieber has planned in less than a week when he sets foot on the world stage once again.