Justin Bieber Announces New Music, Tour
Justin Bieber announced on Christmas Eve his plans to release a single followed by a new album, docu-series and tour in the new year.
“Yummy,” the lead single from Bieber’s fifth studio album, and first since 2015’s Purpose, will drop on Jan. 3.
“I feel like this is different than the previous albums just because of where I’m at in my life,” the 25-year-old singer said in a video teaser. “It’s the music that I’ve loved the most out of anything that I’ve done.”
Bieber hasn’t released any solo singles since 2016. He teamed up with BloodPop on 2017’s “Friends” and collaborated with Ed Sheeran for this year’s “I Don’t Care” and with Dan + Shay on “10,000 Hours.” He is also featured on a remix of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”
In March, he promised fans in an Instagram post that he will drop “a kick ass album” after he has taken time to work on his mental health.
“I believe I am right where I am supposed to be,” Bieber said in Tuesday's video message.
Bieber will kick off the North American tour in May and will be home in Canada for concerts on Sept. 1 in Ottawa, Sept. 3 in Quebec City, Sept. 10 in Toronto and Sept. 14 in Montreal.
No details of the docu-series were revealed.
The news of Bieber's comeback arrived after weeks of teases on social media.
In July 2017, Bieber pulled the plug on his Purpose World Tour with 15 shows to go – including two in Toronto – because he was burned out.
“I’ve been on tour for two years,” Bieber told the Splash News agency at the time. “Sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed, it’s not my heart or anything.”
Early this year, Bieber told Vogue: “I got really depressed on tour. I haven’t talked about this, and I’m still processing so much stuff that I haven’t talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time."
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