This past Friday, Justin Bieber released his fourth studio album Purpose. The album is a transition record for Bieber, who is at the point in his career that he is attempting to shift from a tiny pop dancer, and singer to adult, facial hair, and grown man pop singer. It’s a daunting task, especially for Justin Bieber, but with Purpose and its admittedly stellar singles, he could pull it off.
In support of the album, the singer has announced a massive world tour, and he is also attempting to show up on every show in existence to promote the album. He doesn’t tire, this Bieber, so last night he made the perfunctory appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show.” And when you enter Fallon’s realm, you do not just perform with The Roots and call it a night. It’s never that easy. To leave, you have to participate in a zany activity that Fallon and his producers have cooked up. This time, Fallon set up a race course and brought in four NASCAR drivers competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. So, along with Bieber performing a half somber/half studio version of his contrition-heavy tropical house song “Sorry” with The Roots, fans also got to see Bieber and Kevin Harvick maneuver a little buggy around cones in Rockefeller Plaza. Fallon, what will he think of next? Watch the performance above and the race below.
Check out Bieber’s tour dates here.