Bieber denies “religious enlightenment” led to tour cancellation
Justin Bieber has been the subject of speculation since his recent cancellation of the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour.
Spanning an eighteen-month period, the Purpose World Tour resulted in more than 150 shows held across six continents. Bieber’s cancellation of the final fourteen dates of the tour closes out the massive initiative.
While “unforeseen circumstances” were cited as the culprit of the cancellations, a report from TMZ sought to lend insight to the vague justification, asserting that a renewal of faith on Bieber’s behalf was the primary reason for the tour’s termination.
Yet when questioned by paparazzi in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, the Biebs denied that “religious enlightenment” had any influence in his decision to suspend future performances until further notice. “No, you already know the reasons,” Bieber replied when asked by a cameraman whether the cancellations had any religious association. Bieber’s response to the cameraman alludes to his brief, post tour date cancellation video interview with TMZ on Tuesday where Bieber assured fans that “Everything’s fine.” “I’ve been on tour for two years,” Bieber continued, “…Just resting and getting some relaxation.”
John Mayer and Passion Pit frontman, Michael Angelakos, have vocalized their support of Bieber’s withdrawal. “When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going. We’ve lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin [two thumbs up] for realizing it was time to call it. You should too,” tweeted Mayer.