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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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91.

lynda    

Baby whiner untalented loser. Go away please

557 days ago
92.

Cincinnati Sugar    

ANYONE that thinks or believes that biebers management would admit to low ticket sales is a complete idiot. OF COURSE they are going to lie and make up a bs story. Anyone with a brain knows they are lying. Sheesh!

557 days ago
93.

Gffdj bj    

justin bieber should work for circus Canada ;) may be sell more tickets and yes please stop copy. MJ. MJ was natural you trying to copy MJ.

557 days ago
94.

happyascanbe    

He turned greedy and ungratef that's why he is fading!!!

557 days ago
95.

RD    

Don't know how things are in Portugal but in the US, when you buy tickets you have to pay Ticketmaster something like $15 per ticket for a convenience fee.
How would you like it if you bought 10 tickets for this douche, and then he cancels the concert. You're out of $150!

557 days ago
96.

Bagheera    

Considering the fans will only get a refund on half the price of the ticket (probably. I mean, this is for a artist who does a douche move when his concert doesn't sell out 100% after investing money into it), it is a douche move.

557 days ago
97.

Brien    

In a year he'll be booking shows at indian casinos and Lake Tahoe. I'm truly enjoying watching this punk's fall from grace.

557 days ago
98.

Susan    

Marketed as a "boyfriend" for teen girls not a wannabe gangster dressed in ridiculous diaper pants and grabbing your crotch every 5 seconds, Popa Smurf outfits to attack paps and partying. If you want the money play the part. If you want to be a gangster wait for the Bad Ass Bieber tour and see how many tickets you sell then

557 days ago
99.

mezmreyes    

Madonna did this all the time. Why did you think it is so rare for a big name to do it. That is BS.

557 days ago
100.

Lydia2013    

He has rode that train long enough! other stars don't quit their shows based on ticket sales. Lmao he really loves the dramma!

557 days ago
101.

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.”

557 days ago
102.

ann    

just go away already, and take the kartrashians with you, please!!

557 days ago
103.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

I can't wait for this kids 15 minutes to be up. The mummy pants alone make this kid look like a reject.

557 days ago
104.

mezmreyes    

What is so rare about him cancelling. Big acts do it all the time. Madonna for instance used to do it a lot.

557 days ago
105.

MiaistheBieberbabe    

Go the **** off tmz.. all the tickets are sold out so stfu!! You have no ****ing life at all! Leave him alone! Dude's with no life

557 days ago
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