When Justin Bieber comes to Des Moines next year, it will end a 6-year drought in Bieber, Iowa.
The Canadian-born pop superstar arrived in Iowa as a 16-year-old teenage idol, performing songs from her debut album “My World”. It came a long way in the decade that followed: Bieber continued to top the charts with songs like “Sorry,” but also gained notoriety for participating in public fights and arrests.
The 27-year-old artist is scheduled to perform “The Justice World Tour” at the Wells Fargo arena in Des Moines next year, April 24, 2022.
Here’s a look at his concert history in the state:
To visit: The “My World” tour, which supports Bieber’s debut release of the same name. The singer’s first arena tour lasted over a year, spanning more than 100 dates around the world. The show stopped at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on June 30, 2010.
About the show: According to an archived Register review of the performance, Bieber’s voice, then 16, was “impressive throughout his set” and he “professed his romantic love in almost every song.” He has performed groundbreaking singles such as “Somebody to Love” and “Baby”. About 10,000 people attended the show, according to the Iowa Events Center.
Bieber’s music: During his visit to Des Moines in 2010, Bieber released his debut EP, “My World”, and the re-dux LP version, “My World 2.0”. The record featured more hit singles such as “U Smile” and “Never Let You Go”. Rolling Stone gave the record a 3 out of 5 star rating, saying that “those who reject Bieber outright are missing out on a very good pop record.” Bieber’s single “Baby” has been uploaded to YouTube to date to nearly 1.4 billion views.
To visit: Entitled the “Believe” tour, the 150-plus date series spanned several continents in 2012 and 2013. Its second series of shows in arenas around the world was associated with Bieber’s studio release at the summer 2012, “Believe”.
About the show: Moving from the turned-famous teenage idol to the polarizing pop star seen today, Bieber’s performance of Des Moines in 2013 sparked a bit of controversy. It was then reported that Bieber was due to take the stage at 9:30 p.m., but the singer didn’t start performing until after 10 p.m., leaving some fans (and parents of young fans) not too happy with the experience. Bieber performed until 11:30 p.m. in front of more than 13,000 fans, the Register reported.
Bieber’s music: “Believe” has featured singles such as “Boyfriend,” “Right Here,” which stars Drake, and “As Long As You Love Me,” which stars Big Sean. The album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 sales chart.
After:Grammy Award-winning Justin Bieber arrives in Des Moines with ‘The Justice World Tour’ 2022
To visit: Following the theme of naming tours after major studio releases, Bieber took part in the “Purpose” World Tour, the Canadian singer’s third arena-sized race across North America and beyond. .
About the show: Bieber, who has taken to the downtown stage for the third time in six years, performed song after song for the anxious, energetic and at times frantic 14,000 spectators. He performed a combination of newly released tracks (excluding Bieber’s 2015 LP “Purpose”) such as “I’ll Show You”, “Company” and “Children”, as well as old favorites like “Boyfriend” and number infamous “Baby.”
In his review for the Des Moines Register after the show, journalist Matthew Leimkuehler noted that Bieber had lip-synced parts of the concert: “He let a backing track do a lot of work on choreographed songs,” he said. writes Leimkuehler. “Of [shrieking] from the crowd, it didn’t seem that the core of the audience had noticed too much. “
Bieber also struggled to make it to his next gig. The singer and his cohort spent the night after his concert in Hamilton, Ill., Due to his bus’s air conditioning down, KHQA reported in Quincy, Ill.. The town is located east of Keokuk, across the Mississippi River.
It was reported that the singer had stayed in a mansion that rented $ 10,000 a night on Airbnb. The mansion sits on the Mississippi River and a view of Keokuk can be seen from the back patio, the Airbnb listing says.
Bieber’s music: “Purpose,” released in November 2015, shows the “growth” of the artist, Billboard said in its review. Giving the record a 4 out of 5 star review, Billboard said the record held the ability to turn skeptics into “born again Beliebers.” The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart, and several songs on the album reached over 500 million plays on Spotify.
To visit: Bieber is back in Iowa after the pandemic to perform “The Justice World Tour,” which begins in San Diego on February 18, 2022 and ends this summer. The singer and his team are working to make the rescheduled world tour, delayed by the pandemic, “the best yet,” Bieber said in the press release.
About the show: The pop star arrives on stage at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines next year on April 24, 2022. Tickets go on sale in May for the tour; those interested in more details can visit justinbiebermusic.com.
Bieber’s music: Like his previous concerts, the 2022 world tour is accompanied by a new studio release: his 2021 album “Justice”. It was Bieber’s eighth album to premiere at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. He also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for his hit “Peaches.”
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