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Justin Bieber

Cancels Concert

Because of Empty Seats

3/11/2013 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber cancelled his Portugal concert Tuesday -- not because he's sick, not because he's melting down -- because ticket sales were "soft" and it felt like the right thing to do. Just tell that to the fans who are getting stood up.

Sources connected to Justin have confirmed ... it was a "business decision" that triggered the cancellation. Our sources say ticket sales were still "good ... more than 60%" ... just not good enough.

It's pretty common for lesser artists to bail when sales are bad, but unusual for singers on Justin's level.


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196.

Steveo    

Aw, Billy Idol's little sister is all butt hurt over the loss of people willing to endure one of his concerts.

508 days ago
197.

ME    

Next joke...he is the most famous pop star in the world and he is a good singer...just remember when he sold MSG twice in 30 seconds...

508 days ago
198.

mehehe    

it's actually a sold out show. TMZ is just tryna have a revenge on his fans. you can see it in their tweets. not a belieber but i saw.

508 days ago
199.

helen    

Is anyone else thinking that if Justin hadn't kept like a tiger cub at that paparazzi guy in London we wud have been sold the 'he's too ill' bs... Nobody think that the PR team were crafting this strategy as the potential excuse? Oh Justin, stop Treating your believers like complete brain dead morons, I know they act like mini bunny boilers that can't see the wood from the trees but really, come on, show em a little respect for their devotion. I get why his team are saying he's being 'difficult' dude just isn't helping them craft into his bs anymore. He lost me when asa 19 yr old man he grabbed a young fans tit. Way to show respect for young women. But I'm guessing his followers don't have any self respect or intelligence either.

508 days ago
200.

Jan Eisen Gelle    

Just suck it! Thanks Portugal!!!!

508 days ago
201.

ha    

And you believe TMZ and this fake story? So lame :))

508 days ago
202.

Mondo    

From the ashes of his blunts, the little wannabe rappers he hangs out with that crash his cars and use him, to the little girls that are growing up who no longer like him. his star is beginning to fade

508 days ago
203.

mule1967    

oh well maybe cuz hes a wannabe that turn into a has been

508 days ago
204.

Marie    

Harry Styles is the new Justin Bieber. One Direction keeps selling out concerts all around the world.

508 days ago
205.

Chloe    

just **** off. He couldn't breathe! and this concert is still going on. TMZ talk so much **** their arses are jealous!

508 days ago
206.

Bman62    

**** that 'lil douchebag anyway. I hope he O.D.'s on **** and suffocates.

508 days ago
207.

Cat    

I'm from Portugal and so that you know, i knew lots and lots of people that were going to the concert today (12th March). It was not a matter of selling tickets but yes of the syndicates and the equipment. His concert was sold out yesterday and it was PERFECT. Not a single flaw (no delays, pass outs, misbehaves, ...)

508 days ago
208.

uhoh    

Steroids make people do crazy $H!T

508 days ago
209.

bltchslapper    

Ha-ha!

507 days ago
210.

jumela    

Because tat portugal is boring place and nobody ther in da concert

507 days ago
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