It’s al­right, Bieber will be back

Star tells hys­ter­i­cal fans he will re­turn to Aus­tralia, writes

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THROUGH the screams and tears came the news ev­ery Justin Bieber fan wanted to hear – he will be back in Aus­tralia next year as part of his Be­lieve world tour.

While ex­act dates are to be con­firmed, the teen mu­sic star used a se­cret acous­tic show for pay TV mu­sic net­work Chan­nel [V] at Sydney’s Fox Stu­dios this week to an­nounce his re­turn.

‘‘It’s been over a year since I’ve been here, right. Did you miss me? I just want to let you know that ev­ery­thing’s go­ing to be all right,’’ he teased be­fore break­ing into the song Be Al­right.

Bieber later con­firmed he would be ‘‘com­ing back in un­der a year’’ for a full na­tional tour as he de­clared his love for all his ‘‘Belieber’’ fans in Aus­tralia.

Tak­ing to the stage in a cut-off denim jacket and black jeans, Bieber per­formed a seven-song set of past and fu­ture hits, ac­com­pa­nied by a lone gui­tarist. The crowd of mainly teenage girls shrieked along to his ev­ery wink and smile but si­lenced their screams long enough to sing along to his mas­sive hit Baby.

The rest were from Bieber’s new al­bum Be­lieve, with the singer in fine voice – even show­cas­ing his rap skills on As Long As You Love Me.

Fans ar­riv­ing at the concert in spe­cially or­gan­ised buses were banned from re­veal­ing the venue lo­ca­tion to their friends, amid se­cu­rity fears.

Some young­sters left in tears, in­clud­ing 16-year-old Yasmine Bad­dah, who said the ‘‘per­fect’’ show would never be bet­tered in her life­time.

‘‘Pho­tos don’t do him jus­tice and to see Justin in the flesh was per­fect,’’ she says. ‘‘He winked at me at one point and I couldn’t help cry­ing when he played Catch­ing Feel­ings.’’

Bieber spent much of the day bounc­ing be­tween ra­dio and TV in­ter­views while outwit­ting an army of diehard fans glued to Twit­ter.

Hun­dreds of hope­fuls gath­ered out­side the Dar­ling Ho­tel at Star Casino, where he is ru­moured to be stay­ing with girl­friend Se­lena Gomez.

Se­cu­rity has been tight­ened around the singer to avoid a re­peat of his 2010 trip, when thou­sands of fans forced the can­cel­la­tion of a free show.

Bieber re­turned to the Over­seas Pas­sen­ger Ter­mi­nal at Cir­cu­lar Quay to per­form on the Sun­rise TV pro­gram on Wed­nes­day morn­ing. Un­like last time, how­ever, the event was tick­eted.

Fri­day, 7.30pm, Chan­nel [V] and Hot30 Count­down.

Justin Bieber per­forms at Fox Stu­dios to a crowd of ador­ing, scream­ing fans (in­set).

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