LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Recording artist Justin Bieber performs at the 2016 Purpose World Tour at Staples Center on March 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Sourced from NME

Nine dates on Justin Bieber‘s upcoming ‘Changes’ tour across North America have been downgraded from stadiums to arenas.

Reports state that the venue changes – which will see Bieber play in venues roughly half the size – are due to worries over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak stalling ticket sales.

Shows in Denver, Nashville, Tampa, Cleveland, Washington DC, Detroit and more on the tour, which runs from May through until September, have been downgraded.

TMZ reports that low ticket sales are the reason behind the downgrading of multiple shows, and that this stems from worries around the coronavirus. The plan, the report states, was to “relocate several tour stops to guarantee they could fill seats”.

The latest high profile cancellation of a music event due to coronavirus was Austin’s huge SXSW showcase, which was officially cancelled on Friday due to “cases rapidly rising in the US and across the world”.

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