Bieber can­cels Toronto shows and rest of tour

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

NEW YORK — Justin Bieber is can­celling the rest of his “Pur­pose World Tour” due to “un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances.”

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the Stratford na­tive didn’t of­fer de­tails about the can­cel­la­tion in a state­ment re­leased Mon­day, but said the singer “loves his fans and hates to dis­ap­point them.”

“How­ever, af­ter care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion he has de­cided he will not be per­form­ing any fur­ther dates,” the state­ment read.

Bieber has been on the tour for the last 18 months, play­ing more than 150 shows in six con­ti­nents.

The Grammy win­ner’s up­com­ing con­certs in­cluded two shows in Toronto in Septem­ber and sev­eral oth­ers in the United States. The pop star was then sup­posed to wrap the tour in Asia.

The tour can­cel­la­tion comes days af­ter the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Bureau of Cul­ture said that it won’t be invit­ing Bieber to per­form in the coun­try be­cause of his past “bad be­hav­iour.” Dur­ing his 2013 visit to China, he drew crit­i­cism when pic­tures showed him be­ing car­ried up the Great Wall of China by a pair of body­guards.

Bieber was planned to per­form shows in Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Philip­pines, Sin­ga­pore and In­done­sia.

Tick­ets for all of his can­celled dates will be re­funded at point of pur­chase.

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