Justin Bieber is enjoying the greatest success of his career right now. The former child music star who was one of the biggest in the world achieved his first Billboard Hot 100 single of his career this year with "What Do You Mean?" With his new album Purpose now on sale, he has announced his 2016 world tour. Dallas Magazine reported on Thursday that Bieber will perform in Dallas on April 10, 2016, at the American Airlines Center as part of his world tour.
It has been two years since Bieber played in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. That concert took place on July 3, 2013 and was part of his Believe tour. That world tour saw Bieber play over 150 shows in North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. The Dallas show saw almost 14,000 fans show up for the concert, while over 1.7 million fans saw him throughout the entire tour. His tour grossed $149 million by the time he was finished.
The Purpose world tour is to support his fourth album. The first show on the tour will see Bieber play in Seattle, Washington on March 9 and then heads through North America. The Dallas show is one of two consecutive Texas stops, with a Houston show on April 9 at the Toyota Center. There is an impressive 58 stops on this leg of his tour, with a few cities getting shows on back-to-back nights.
The announcement itself was made on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The tour will wrap up on July 18 in Madison Square Garden.
Purpose is Bieber's fourth album. His first three albums all reached number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. My World 2.0, released when he was 16, went triple platinum with over three million units sold in the United States and over eight million worldwide. Under the Mistletoe hit in 2011 and was certified platinum, with 1.5 million units sold in the U.S. Believe in 2012 sold over three million units worldwide and was platinum in the U.S.
The album sales will likely continue to soar for Justin Bieber with Purpose, but a number one ranking might be a battle. After three straight number one albums, Bieber will have to compete with the new album by One Direction, who reached number one with their first four albums. Made in the A.M. came out the same day as Purpose.