Pop star Justin Bieber will perform in North American stadiums for the first time ever this summer.
The singer, 22, announced Monday that he has added six stadium dates beginning in August, following a break after the Australian leg of his Purpose World Tour ends on March 18. The nearest to our area is his Aug. 23 show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
The remaining dates are:
- Aug. 5, Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California
- Aug. 12, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
- Aug. 18, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
- Aug. 29, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
- Sept. 5 Rogers Centre, Toronto
Bieber, who has generally performed in arenas, briefly discussed the stadium additions in an appearance Monday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The host announced she was giving her studio audience tickets to see Bieber’s Rose Bowl concert.
DeGeneres, 58, additionally took the opportunity to probe good-naturedly into Bieber’s love life. “I’m not dating anybody. [I’m] Single,” Bieber told her, eliciting whoops and cheers from the audience of virtually all young women. “I’m not really looking either,” he added.
He replied that he has never used Tinder or any other dating app, and that “at this moment, no,” he is not interesting in dating.
The singer — whose two most recent singles, “Sorry” and “Love Yourself,” each hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — conceded to feeling lonely on his current tour, which began March 9. “That’s probably the hardest thing, just being alone all the time,” he told DeGeneres. I’m always alone” — except, he added with a smile, “I have my dog.”