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Odds Justin Bieber’s First Tour Show in San Diego Will Be Canceled

JJ De La Torre

by JJ De La Torre in Entertainment

Jan 14, 2021 · 10:00 AM PST

Justin Bieber arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Justin Bieber: Seasons" on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • Justin Bieber’s Changes World Tour is set to open on June 2, 2021, in San Diego, California
  • The tour has already been postponed once due to COVID-19, from its original 2020 schedule
  • Will Bieber’s tour go on as planned this time around? Check out the odds and our predictions below

Worldwide superstar and global phenomenon Justin Bieber hasn’t toured since his Purpose World Tour wrapped in London in July 2017. Almost half a decade later, he’s slated to be back in global arenas.

That is, of course, if the world is in a state where live performances can finally resume. Though Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says venues will likely reopen by fall, nothing is guaranteed. North America is, of course, in a state of limbo with vaccine supply as the only ticket that could lead to life feeling ‘normal’ once again.

Bieber’s 2020 Changes World Tour was already postponed to 2021 dates. At the time of rescheduling, entertainment moguls seemed confident the new dates would suffice in terms of timing around the pandemic’s progress. But will Changes need to change once again?

Odds on Justin Bieber Playing His First Scheduled Tour Show in June

Result Odds
Yes +165
No -240

Odds as of Jan. 14

It was last August when the new tour dates were finalized. Now, five months later, fans are waiting in anticipation of the upcoming June 2 start date for the tour at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena.

Will COVID-19 be behind us enough with ‘herd immunity’ by then to allow for Bieber to start his tour on time? In short: Probably not.

Bieber and his team may feel confident about their start date situation, a key factor as to why they haven’t pushed back the dates quite yet. Surely there are insurmountable logistical reasons as why not to change the dates until they absolutely have to, but it’s starting to get down to crunch time already.

Teaser for 2021

Bieber performed a live stream set for fans on New Year’s Eve, the first time he hit the stage in years for a full show. The production was his first time performing material from Changes, his 2020 album.

Now that fans have had a taste of what the new material sounds like live, they’re even more excited for the tour to happen. With that much pressure and excitement surrounding the tour, Bieber and his whole team must be feeling a lot of pressure for the dates to happen.

But ultimately, it’s out of the hands of anyone in entertainment. The live music industry has suffered billions of dollars lost since the pandemic began in March of 2020. And while many musicians have been creative taking their performances online, there’s nothing quite like the real thing. But being in a crowd surrounded by thousands of people right now just isn’t a possibility.

A Presidential Possibility

The only potential to make this happen is if Joe Biden takes office and orders enough COVID-19 vaccines for the masses to get America in a place where things can be turned around quickly.

Biden has definitely promised to make the virus his first point of business, but the supply amounts are beyond his control. America’s population is so big that it’s unlikely for the supply to arrive and be given out in time for Bieber to take the stage in June.

Pick: No (-240)

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