HOLLYWOOD—You better believe that the Beliebers are not happy with the latest news that Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his “Purpose” world tour because of “unforeseen circumstances” his publicist has said. The apparent move will affect 14 dates in Asia and North America over the next three months. Bieber has performed more than 150 shows since the tour promoting his 2015 album “Purpose” began in March 2016.
The tour grossed $93.2 million in the first half of 2017, with an average of almost 40,000 ticket sales per date.
“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across six continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase,” read a statement on Justin’s website.
Most of his remaining dates were in the U.S., but he was also due to play in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia. Chinese officials said last week that the pop star had been banned from mainland China because he had engaged in what they described as “bad behavior.” Bieber’s decision comes a few weeks after British singer Adele cancelled the last two shows of her world tour on medical advice after damaging her vocal chords.
While Justin Bieber’s remaining dates are cancelled, here are some stars that released albums: Kevin Bacon known for his roles in such films as “Footloose and “Apollo 12,” has become a familiar face around the world. He has released seven albums with his brother Michael that span folk, soul, rock and country- a fusion that have dubbed “Forosoco.” In a 2016 interview, Bacon admitted his celebrity status was useful to the band. They go by The Bacon Brothers, and the latest single is titled “Broken Glass.”
Actor Ryan Gosling, can carry a tune, especially if you saw the musical “La La Land.” Back in 2009, he recorded a concept album ” Dead Man’s Bones,” with his friend Zach Shields. Originally intended as the soundtrack to a play about a monster who falls in love with a ghost, the score eventually appeared in the form of a suitably sepulchral-sounding record. “Werewolf Heart,” “My Body’s a Zombie for You” and “Flowers Grow Out of my Grave” were just some of the cheery tracks the duo subsequently performed on a Halloween tour. You can watch Gosling perform in The Room Where You Sleep with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir.
Then we have Scarlett Johansson. She didn’t take the easy route for her 2008 debut album, producing instead an album of moody Tom Waits covers. “The Avengers” actress went on to work with songwriter Pete Yorn on “Break Up,” an album of duets inspired by the ones that Serge Gainsbourg recorded with Brigitte Bardot. “I was never looking to make a pop album,” she said of “Anywhere I Lay My Head” at the time. “It’s just not my cup of tea.” Her later attempts to form a girl group called The Singles hit the buffers when another band with that name took her to court.
Actor Clint Eastwood, singing began on screen in 1969’s “Paint Your Wagon” to composing scores for such films as “Mystic River” and “Million Dollar Baby.” He did however, release an album back in 1963 entitled “Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites.” According to Cameo Records, the disc saw Eastwood present “an exciting song picture of the west…with an intimacy and style that marks him as a true show business great.”
The Oscar-winning star of “Goodfellas” and “Home Alone” was a childhood friend of Frankie Valli and played a small but pivotal role in the formation of The Four Seasons. He released his first record in 1968, an album of covers called “Little Joe Sure Can Sing!” that included his version of “Got To Get You Into My Life” by the Beatles. Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You, Pesci’s belated second album, was a totally different beast altogether that saw him sing as the character he played in 1992’s “My Cousin Vinny.”
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