Justin Bieber Changes a Major Tour Due to Coronavirus & Low Sales

Justin Bieber is one of the biggest pop stars in the world. He’s accomplished so much over the course of his 26 years. However, even pop stars have bad days.

Bieber planned a huge tour to promote his latest album, Changes. It looks like that’s not going to happen. Coronavirus and a muted response to his latest album got in the way.

Justin Bieber at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California| Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Universal Music

Justin Bieber’s ‘Changes Tour’ is going to be more modest

Bieber’s upcoming Changes Tour was slated to feature 45 stops at large arenas. However, eight of those dates are being downscaled so Bieber will visit smaller venues. The reason for this is relatively low ticket sales.

What could be behind the relatively low ticket sales? First of all, the world is currently dealing with an outbreak of coronavirus. Consequently, Bieber’s upcoming tour is suffering.

Justin Bieber attending the ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art |Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

How coronavirus factors into this

One issue plaguing The Changes Tour is coronavirus. The deadly virus has had a major impact on the entertainment industry. Because of this, many fans aren’t willing to go to crowded public places due to the virus.

Bieber’s ticket sales have been negatively impacted by the virus. This is sadly beyond his control. Bieber expressed his concern over the virus.

Justin Bieber’s comments on the coronavirus outbreak in China

On Instagram, he said he couldn’t imagine what it would be like if Hailey Bieber was affected by the virus. Furthermore, he has donated money to China to help those affected. In addition, he said he is praying for the well-being of the Chinese people during these trying times.

Justin Bieber’s album ‘Changes’ isn’t living up to his previous album

Changes debuted at the top position of the Billboard 200. That’s an impressive feat. However, Changes is not as successful thus far as Bieber’s previous album, Purpose.

Changes has only produced one major radio single: “Yummy” In contrast, Purpose gave the world “Sorry,” “What Do U Mean,” and “Love Yourself.” Each of those songs were inescapably huge back in 2015.

“Yummy”is the biggest hit off the new album Changes by Justin Bieber

In addition, Changes hasn’t matched the sales of Purpose. Combining album sales and streaming, Changes earned 231,000 equivalent album units in the U.S.A. during its first week of sale. In comparison, Purpose earned 649,000 units in the same country during its first week. Although Bieber is still selling substantial numbers of records, Changes did not equal Purpose’s opening sales week.

Bieber has recently seen low ticket sales and he’s had to scale down a number of tour dates. It seems like the Changes era isn’t going to be one of the more prominent eras of his career. Regardless, his fans are still enjoying his new music. Hopefully, the coronavirus situation will be alleviated by the next time Bieber goes on tour.

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