JUSTIN BIEBER ANNOUNCES

PURPOSE WORLD TOUR

T-MOBILE PARTNERSHIP AND STADIUM SUPPORT ACTS:

MIGOS, KEHLANI, MARTIN GARRIX & VIC MENSA

 

 

(July 17, 2017) – Following the conclusion of the European, Latin American and Australia & New Zealand legs of his PURPOSE WORLD TOUR – and newly announced Asia dates – global superstar Justin Bieber has announced Migos, Kehlani, Martin Garrix & Vic Mensa as support acts for the tour’s upcoming North American stadium run. Vic Mensa will join the tour as opener on all nine dates; Migos will join as direct support on five, and Kehlani & Martin Garrix will both join as direct support for two dates each.

 

Additionally, Justin Bieber and T-Mobile will continue their partnership into his upcoming US tour dates. Both disruptors in their respective industries, the T-Mobile sponsorship of Justin’s US tour dates follow the global success of the #UnlimitedMoves Super Bowl campaign. The commercial, starring Justin, has more than 11.5 million views on YouTube since its debut.

 

“I’m excited to kick off the US stadium leg of this tour with the support of T-Mobile,” said Bieber of the partnership. “I’m looking forward to bringing an amazing show to the fans, bigger and better than ever.”

 

Tickets for the stadium shows are available at www.ticketmaster.com. A number of VIP packages are also offered on the upcoming stadium dates, which – in addition to great seats – can include exclusive VIP merchandise and much more. For more information, please visit www.justinbiebermusic.com and for a detailed itinerary of shows, please see below.

 

Migos have taken the music world by storm; their seminal album C U L T U R E, released via Quality Control Music/300 Entertainment, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts, has already been streamed over 1 billion times and is RIAA certified Platinum. Their single “Bad and Boujee” has not only hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and received an RIAA Platinum certification, but also has become immortalized as a symbol of modern pop culture. Members Quavo, Offset and Takeoff erupted onto the scene back in 2009 with a sound that blends the authentic tradition of ATL hip-hop with their signature flow and earworm hooks unlike anything else. With national performances on live television such as Saturday Night Live with Katy Perry, Ellen and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and a spot alongside Future on the recently wrapped sold out “Nobody Safe” arena tour already under their belt this year alone, Migos are bringing the culture everywhere they go.

 

Kehlani embodies the title of her 2017 full-length debut album, SWEETSEXYSAVAGE The GRAMMY® Award-nominated critically acclaimed R&B pop songstress breathes life into those three words, and they represent a moment of self-actualization. In the end, SWEETSEXYSAVAGE sees Kehlani naturally sharing herself, her emotions, and truth. Her sincerity has become Kehlani’s signature since the 2014 release of her debut mixtape Cloud 19. At 19-years-old, she opened up even more on 2015’s You Should Be Here. After bowing at #5 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and at #1 on the iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart, the mixtape garnered a 2016 GRAMMY® Award nod for “Best Urban Contemporary Album.” Upon release, Pitchfork praised how, “You Should Be Here’s dynamism and generosity is something to be amazed by,” while Billboard proclaimed it, “The year’s first great R&B album.” It landed on Complex’s “Best Albums of 2015,” Noisey’s “50 Best Albums of 2015,” and Rolling Stone’s “20 Best R&B Albums of 2015.”

 

Martin Garrix has established himself as a behemoth in both the electronic and pop worlds over the past few years. If 2013 was his breakthrough year, 2016 was the year in which he staked his claim as more than a dance music A-lister. The synergy between his incredible studio work and the explosive energy of his shows is undeniable, and has propelled him to the #1 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 in 2016. He performs at the biggest festivals in the world from Coachella and Lollapalooza to Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland.

 

Vic Mensa is a 23-year-old Roc Nation phenomenon on the verge of global greatness. His debut album The Autobiography is a culmination of his life experiences, woven into one genius narrative. Mensa digs deeply into his past (“Didn’t I,” “Heaven On Earth”), proving how it affects his present (“Rollin Like A Stoner,” “Down 4 Some Ignorance”), and how to move forward with his future (“We Could Be Free,” “Rage”). Strategically sequenced from start to finish, the project discusses love and loss, while also tackling Mensa’s struggles with addiction and depression. With production from Pharrell Williams, No I.D., and 1500 or Nothin, plus guest appearances from the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Saul Williams, and Chief Keef, Vic Mensa has crafted an intensely intimate sonic memoir with The Autobiography. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Vic Mensa first came into fame in 2013 as part of rap collective SAVEMONEY with Chance The Rapper. He has since forged a path for himself, earning a spot on the coveted XXL Freshman cover in 2014, bookended by his critically acclaimed INNANETAPE (2013) and There’s Alot Going On (2016). The Autobiography (2017) is his first full-length project.

 

Since the North American launch of the Purpose World Tour in March 2016, Bieber has sold out 64 U.S. and 52 international tour dates, thrilling fans around the world with his dynamic, must-see live show. Additionally, $1.00 from each ticket purchased will be donated to Pencils of Promise, a charity which works to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world.  Details at www.pencilsofpromise.org

 

Global superstar Justin Bieber is once again ruling the summer airwaves and dominating the charts, as his smash hits the “Despacito” Remix and the DJ Khaled-collaboration “I’m The One” sit at #1 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively, week after week. Justin recently made history with the two tracks as the first artist ever to tally new No. 1s on the Hot 100 in consecutive weeks, becoming Bieber’s fourth and fifth No. 1 singles. Justin’s Purpose album – released on November 13, 2015 – opened at #1 in over 100 countries around the world, has sold over 10 million copies globally to date, and garnered a 2016 Grammy nomination for Album Of The Year. Purpose shattered global streaming records and has yielded three consecutive #1 singles in the US – “What Do You Mean,” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself,” which received a Grammy nomination for Record Of The Year. In late 2015, all three tracks landed at #1, #2 and #3 on the UK singles chart, surpassing a record previously held by The Beatles and making Bieber the artist to ever accomplish such a feat. In February 2016, Justin won his first Grammy: Best Dance Song for the Purpose track “Where Are You Now.” Justin Bieber is the first artist to reach over 10 Billion views on VEVO. In 2014, Justin was ranked by Twitter as the #1 most tweeted about musical artist of the year. He has released five number-one albums to-date and has starred in two films, Never Say Never (2011) and Believe (2013). In 2011, he was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy. In 2013, Bieber received a Diamond award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to recognize his single “Baby” as the best-selling digital song of all-time with over 10 million copies sold. Purpose signed CDs, vinyl and other limited edition items are available exclusively via Justin’s online store. Go to: http://smarturl.it/JustinShop.

 

Justin Bieber – Purpose World Tour – 2017 North America Dates

**All dates and venues are subject to change.

Date City Venue Support Acts
July 29, 2017 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium Migos, Vic Mensa
August 5, 2017 Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl Stadium Kehlani, Vic Mensa
August 12, 2017 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High Kehlani, Vic Mensa
August 18, 2017 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium Martin Garrix, Vic Mensa
August 23, 2017 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium Migos, Vic Mensa
August 24, 2017 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium Migos, Vic Mensa
August 29, 2017 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium Migos, Vic Mensa
September 5, 2017 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre Martin Garrix, Vic Mensa
September 6, 2017 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre Migos, Vic Mensa

 

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About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.