NAMASTE INDIA, JUSTIN TELLS BELIEBERS
Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber performs in Mumbai on May 10; he plans to party with Bollywood stars, and pack in heritage and shopping, too
Beliebers, rejoice! The golden boy of pop comes to the showbiz capital of India in May and he’s partying for a whole week... and performing, of course. “Namaste India. See you on May 10th at DY Patil Stadium,” said the exuberant message from Justin Bieber, confirming his arrival exclusively to us. The show at the stadium located in Nerul, Mumbai, is a part of the Purpose World Tour 2017. Mumbai will be one of the three Asian cities to host the Canadian singer’s concerts. The other two are Tel Aviv (Israel) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
According to sources, Bieber will fly in with an entourage of 150 people, including backup dancers and choreographers. During his planned week-long stay, the pop star is “excited about doing the typical touristy things”, said the source.
The organisers would reach out to one of the Khans of Bollywood or the Ambani family to host a grand welcome party for the singer, added the source.
“Apart from Mumbai, he’ll visit New Delhi and Jaipur for some sightseeing. The organisers are putting together a tentative itinerary that’ll include a visit to a film set, some local shopping, and seeing places of historical interest, plus meet-and-greet with A-list musicians and actors,” the source told us.
Tickets to the Justin Bieber concert go on sale from February 22, and are priced from `4,000.
There were reports earlier that Shailendra Singh, who organises Sunburn Festival, was also bringing Bieber’s concert to India, and that it would be scheduled for May 19. However, Arjun Jain, a part of an event production and management venture, is the organiser of the Mumbai show. Refuting the earlier reports, Jain said, “I’ll be the sole promoter of the tour. It has taken me close to six months to lock the deal.”
Apart from Mumbai, Justin Bieber will visit New Delhi and Jaipur for some sightseeing, plus meet-and-greet with A-listers. OUR SOURCE I’ll be the sole promoter of the Bieber tour. It has taken me close to six months to lock the deal. ARJUN JAIN, ORGANISER