Justin Bieber kicked off his world tour last night in Seattle, Washington to a sold-out crowd. In the Autumn, Biebs comes to the UK and was recently announced as one of two headliners for V Festival in August. But what can you expect from his ‘Purpose’ shows? If you’ve got a ticket and can’t wait to see what is coming your way, take a quick peek at some of the best pics from last night’s huge opener.
Bieber played the first show of his ‘Purpose' World Tour at Seattle’s Key Arena last night to a sold-out crowd of 17,000.
He opened with a trio of 'Mark My Words', 'I’ll Show You' and his Skrillex and Diplo collaboration ‘Where Are Ü Now?’ to a rapturous response from the adoring crowd.
Bieber debuted his impressive stage show for the tour which included a squad of backup dancers, an extended walkway to interact with fans, smoke machines and an array of lasers.
Much like his performance of at The BRITs, he performed an acoustic version of 'Purpose' single 'Love Yourself' following his blistering start. James Bay wasn't on hand to help him out this time, though.
Clad in a Marilyn Manson top, Bieber changed outfit several times through the set. Manson approved of Bieber wearing his merch last year during a promo trip to Australia, so he shouldn't get in too much trouble for this one.
He's also made himself known as a keen drummer and performed a brief interlude on a set suspended above the crowd - much to their delight.
Predictably, Bieber showcased plenty of impressive dance moves throughout the 2-hour show including a steamy collaboration with a backup dancer on 'Purpose' track, 'No Pressure'.
Bieber performed the entire tracklist from his 2015 album ‘Purpose’ as well as a few oldies like ‘Baby’ and ‘Boyfriend’ during his 20-song set.
In October and November, Bieber will play six sold-out dates at London’s o2 Arena, as well as shows in Birmingham, Glasgow and Sheffield.
His world tour will see him continue to play throughout North America until July 18th, when this mammoth leg of the tour will finish at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden.
During set closer 'Sorry' Bieber whipped off his rain-soaked shirt. Imagine the screams of delight from the 17,000 fans in attendance.
He was pencilled in to make his UK festival debut at last year’s Fusion Festival but ended up pulling out. Come August however, he will headline V Festival in both Essex and Staffordshire for the two-day eventt. If the response to last night's show is anything to go by, his set will go down very well.