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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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76.

Missy    

I'm not a Bieber fan, but you guys at TMZ seriously need to take your foot of this kids neck and give him a break. The hatred and bitterness or may I even say jealousy you have towards this 18 year old kid is ridiculous. Unless he is sleeping with your wife or owes you money, I can't quite understand what this witchhunt/hate campaign is all about?

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77.

Paris    

So it wasn't an infection in his Vajayjay then?

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78.

Kelly    

Might as well take Portugal off of the tour schedule from now on after this Biebs.

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79.

Vera    

He needs to pull his pants and grow up!!!!!

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80.

Mary    

He's got enough money, now go back to Canada.

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81.

rico    

TICK,TICK,TICK......

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82.

Gffdj bj    

Hey it,s Waste of time making fool all of us. and now time to go back to Canada. Enough is enough

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83.

CLINT    

Get used to those empty seats.

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84.

KicksandGiggles    

KUDOS to TMZ!!! This picture is hillarious!! LMAO!!!!!

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85.

I Was About To Say    

As someone said earlier, he will be blaming the media.

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86.

elilan    

That is SPECTACULARLY unprofessional. I know people who worked on his tour and he treats crew and staff like garbage. At one time he made crew PAY for their own craft service meals on the road. Live Nation got wind of it and made it stop.

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I Was About To Say    

EVERYONE SHOULD MAKE THIS PIC THEIR TWITTER BACKGROUND, LOL!!! Media would laugh at that for sure.

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Suzanne Smith     

Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun tells Gossip Cop exclusively that BOTH of Bieber’s Portugal concerts were sold out, but he was forced to cancel the second show due to logistical problems with the unions.

Braun tells us there are “issues with load out,” referring to the time given to break down the stage and all the equipment from a show, which is why the second concert was the one axed.

As for the Mirror‘s off-base claims of “low ticket sales,” Braun says simply, “The British tabloids are full of sh*t.”

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89.

Sapphiegirl    

ha ha ha!!!! who does he think he is????????APPARENTLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO SELL MORE THAN 60% DON'T EXPECT ANY OF YOUR PAYING FANS TO SUPPORT YOU NEXT TIME LOSER!

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August    

Justin's fan-base are approaching the age where the no longer ARE TAKING RITALIN and are WAKING-UP from their FOGGY DAZE....realizing they haven't a clue who the HELL he is...

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