This just in: Canadian popstar Justin Bieber has announced a Hong Kong date for the Asian leg of his world tour.
The 23-year-old singer-songwriter will be performing at the AsiaWorld-Expo on Lantau Island at the end of September, which should make his local fans very happy. Tickets are yet to go on sale, but a listing on Ticket HK says prices will range from HKD980 to HKD2,580. Looks like his younger fans will have to really save up that pocket money.
The concert marks Bieber’s third Hong Kong performance, following a public concert in 2011 and a show at a private Calvin Klein event in 2015.
Bieber catapulted to fame 10 years ago when his Youtube videos were discovered by R&B star Usher. His early single, Baby (you know, the one that goes “baby, baby, baby, ooh” ad nauseam) was certified platinum not once or twice, but twelve times by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Following multiple controversies (the DUI, the video of him using racist slurs… we could go on) in 2014, the Biebs’ fourth album Purpose explored the theme of apologies (at least, that’s what we’re getting from the track Sorry) and the downside to growing up in the public eye.
Recently, the Biebs has kept a relatively low profile, with his most newsworthy moment in recent months being a drunken mangling of Luis Fonsi’s Spanish song Despacito:
What: Justin Bieber live in Hong Kong
When: Wednesday September 27, 2017
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Cheong Wing Road, Lantau Island (Google Maps)
Price: HKD980 – HKD2,580
Tickets: Not on sale yet. Watch this space.