The South by Southwest festival recently got canceled due to concerns over coronavirus. Now, eight dates on Justin Bieber’s 45-date tour for his new album “Changes” got relocated to arenas in place of stadiums.
Bieber’s social media accounts made no official statement. But, eight arenas posted on Twitter informing fans about the change in venue from a nearby stadium to the arenas due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The changes now reflect in the tour dates section of Bieber’s website.
Bridgestone Arena tweeted. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Justin Bieber concert at Nissan Stadium is being relocated to Bridgestone Arena.”
It added. “If you have purchased tickets already, you will receive an email from Ticketmaster with your new tickets. @justinbieber | #TheChangesTour.”
The tour was announced on Christmas Eve. It marks Bieber’s first album in almost five years and his first tour in nearly three years. Unfortunately, slow ticket sales are not likely to improve. Two major music festivals already got canceled due to concerns over coronavirus. While the weak sales became a concern, the end decision was to make do with an arena in the same city instead of a stadium.
Given that a number of performances are getting canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, it should not be an inconvenience to watch Justin perform at a smaller venue. Sounds better than the show getting canceled altogether. Hopefully, fans of the singer feel the same way.
Bieber’s latest album “Changes,” while opening at No. 1, did not face the same success as his 2015’s album “Purpose.”