Justin Bieber crashes small town gig and plays drums with covers band – watch

It took place at a small gig in Angola, Indiana over the weekend

Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance at a small gig in Angola, Indiana over the weekend, joining a covers band on drums.

The pop star crashed a gig by local band Bonafide at The Venue bar in Angola on Saturday (September 5).

Band member Heidi Herber told local TV station WANE that Bieber had initially tried to keep a low profile. “He just looked like a normal kid in the bar, except for the hat and hoodie. We had no idea [he was going to be there], in fact, he was one of the first people in the bar.”

When Bieber was spotted however, Herber said the gig became a “social media frenzy”, adding, “The phones started to come out. Social media is extremely powerful.”

Bieber proceeded to play drums with the band onstage. You can watch footage below.

The singer later took to Twitter to write, “Small town living is the best”.

Justin Bieber loves BONAFIDE

Posted by Bonafide on Saturday, 5 September 2015

Time for round #2 at The Venue tonight. We’re expecting another crazy packed house tonight so get their early. Music starts at 10:00 and we rock it until 2:00

Posted by Bonafide on Saturday, 5 September 2015

Justin Bieber recently scored his first ever UK Number One single with ‘What Do You Mean?’, at the same time breaking both the UK and Spotify global records for the most first-week streams.

The UK streaming record is only a month old, having been set by One Direction for ‘Drag Me Down’ last month. The figure is a cumulative one, based on numbers from Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play and others combined.

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The single also topped the record for most single-week streams on Spotify, achieving nearly 22 million listens globally between its release on August 28 and September 4.

The single sold a total of 84,000 copies in its first week. ‘What Do You Mean?’ also reached Number One in the American charts.