Concert: Justin Bieber in Glendale, AZ
Justin Bieber learned his fans truly believe in him as they supported the ill heartthrob through his vomit-filled tour opener Saturday (9/29) at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ.
Bieber had to leave the stage twice, leaving fans to sing the songs as the confused band stopped playing. He even vomited on stage.
"Thank you so much for believing in me," Bieber told the sold-out crowd upon one of his returns. "This is really hard for me because I'm feeling so sick. It's not a great feeling when you're throwing up in front of a bunch of a people."
Save for the few vomit breaks, Bieber's show went off without a hitch. Bieber, a native of Stratford, Ontario, Canada, provided a show that made the cavernous arena seem intimate. Massive amounts of lasers sliced through the 15,000-seat venue, breaking Jobing.com Arena into several sections.
The multiple-story stage, complete with a handful of video screens, was impressive. At the beginning of the show, a film clip showed Bieber, complete with Phoenix-like wings, jetting from one screen to another. He arrived on top of the stage wearing the wings. Once the wings were removed by dancers, Bieber began dancing to "All Around the World," from "Believe."
"I just want to get this out of the way," he said after the song. "Which one of you is my biggest fan?" (The screaming was not as bad as One Direction's show at Phoenix's Comerica Theatre in September. )
He recalled that his last visit to Glendale was for his previous proper record, "My World 2.0," which prompted him to sing bits of "U Smile."
"This is my new album," he added. "It's called 'Believe.' I should maybe warm up my vocal cords a little bit."
After a few vocal gymnastics, he said, "Feelin' better. Let's Go."
The show featured a large helping of Bieber dancing with his large troupe of entertainers. They moved with umbrellas in "Love Me Like You Do." Paparazzi chased Bieber off the stage and "onto" a video where he ran around a historic building. Coming back on stage, he sang "She Don't Like The Lights." When he finished the song he revealed he had ripped his pants.
"The less clothes the better, right?" he said to a bewildered audience.
Twenty-six-yeare-old Carly Rae Jepsen, who opened the show along with Cody Simpson, joined Bieber for her song "Beautiful." It was a cute addition to the set list.
He reached most areas of the lower bowl by standing upon a stretched crane so he could sing tracks with his acoustic guitar.
"It's so great to be back here in Phoenix," Bieber said after "Fall." "It's time to speed it up again. I never thought in a million years I'd be on stage performing for all of you beautiful people. I never thought I'd be able to afford these cool leather pants, either. It's crazy."
He played "Never Say Never" and "Beauty and a Beat," and that's when things went terribly wrong. Bieber left the stage, the music stopped yet fans kept singing without missing a beat. When he returned, he gave a speech thanking the audience for, basically, not being grossed out.
"I wanted to give you guys the best show you have ever seen," said Bieber, who later dedicated "One Less Lonely Girl" to a deceased fan. "Do you mind if I finish giving you the best show you have ever seen?"
Of course the audience obliged.
The show started promptly at 7 p.m. with Cody Simpson, whose album "Paradise" comes out on Oct. 2. He put together a cute, 20-minute set featuring tracks from the album and a striking cover of "In Your Atmosphere." Added to the bill late, many girls in the audience were thrilled with the latercomer.
Jepsen performed a little longer, saving "Call Me Maybe" until near the end of her set. She changed the beginning to reflect a more chill vibe. But the song burst with energy when she hit the first chorus.
Justin Bieber Setlist:
"All Around The World"
"Somebody To Love"
"Love Me Like You Do"
"She Don't Like The Lights"
"Die in Your Arms"
"Beautiful" (with Carly Rae Jepsen)
"Out Of Town Girl"
"Never Say Never"
"Beauty and a Beat"
"One Less Lonely Girl"
"As Long As You Love Me"
2, 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
5 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
6 - Oakland, CA - The Oracle Arena
8 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
9 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
12 - Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome
15 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
16 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Credit Union Centre
18 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre
20 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
21 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center
23, 24 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
26 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
27 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
29 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
30 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
1 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
2 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
4 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
5 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
9 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
10 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
12 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
21 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
23 - Kanata, Ontario - Scotiabank Place
26 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
28 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
1 - Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre
5 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
7 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
9 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
10 - North Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
12 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
15 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
16 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena
18 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
19 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
22 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
23 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
25 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
26, 27 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
19 - Manchester, England - Manchester England
24 - Liverpool, England - Liverpool Echo Arena
27, 28 - Birmingham, England - The NIA
2 - Nottingham, England - The Capital FM Arena Nottingham
4, 5, 7 - London, England - The O2-London
11 - Lisbon, Portugal - Pavilhao Atlantico
14 - Ansio-Barakaldo, Spain - Bizkaia Arena
16 - Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi
19 - Paris, France - Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
22 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion Zurich
23 - Bologna, Italy - Unipol Arena
25 - Lyon, France - Halle Tony Garnier
26 - Stuttgart, Germany - Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle
28 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
30 - Vienna, Austria - Wiener Stadthalle
31 - Berlin, Germany - O2 World
2 - Hamburg, Germany - O2 World Hamburg
3 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle-Messe Frankfurt
5 - Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 1
6 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
8 - Strasbourg, France - Zenith
10 - Merksem, Belgium - Sportpaleis Antwerpen
13 - Arnhem, Netherlands - GelreDome
16 - Fornebu, Norway - Telenor Arena
20 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken National Stadium Denmark
22 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe