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Backstage: Justin Bieber, Bob Dylan and more

A round-up of the latest live music news…

Justin Bieber has postponed the remainder of his world tour with 70 concerts across four continents impacted.

The Canadian singer said the same health problems that caused him to postpone dates in North America earlier this year were the reason for his decision to cancel upcoming Justice Tour appearances up until March 2023 in South America, Asia, Australasia and Europe.

Bieber made the decision after appearing at last week’s Rock in Rio festival in Brazil.

He said on social media: “I’m going to be OK, but I need time to rest and get better. I’ve been so proud to bring this show and our message of justice to the world. Thank you for your prayers and support throughout all of this! I love you all passionately!”

A spokesperson from BookMyShow, the promotor for the India leg of the Justin Bieber Justice World Tour, said: “We are aware that Justin Bieber has decided to take a break from touring and wish Justin a speedy recovery. We admire his decision to put his health first and can’t wait to see him back on the road. Our understanding is the Asia leg of the tour including New Delhi, India in October is set to continue as scheduled.”

Bob Dylan has announced three new dates to his first tour of the UK in five years.

Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways tour will now feature appearances in Manchester, Oxford and Bournemouth at the end of the UK leg of the tour. The shows will take place on November 2, 4 and 5 respectively.

All the shows are ‘non-phone events’, with the audience required to lock their phones in pouches made by Yondr, a maker of bags that lock up phones during concerts, for the duration of the performance.

Dylan will now play a total of 12 dates in the UK in October and November following shows across Europe.

K-pop girl group Blackpink have shared details of their 2022 European and North American tour.

The tour will kick off in North America at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on October 25. Other stop-offs include Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

The ‘Born Pink’ tour dates will then resume at London’s The O2 on November 30 and December 1, before concerts in Barcelona, Cologne, Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin and Amsterdam.

Jack White has added a pair of special acoustic concerts to his ongoing Supply Chain Issues Tour. The guitarist will host intimate shows in on September 17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and on September 29 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

White is touring in support of a pair of 2022 solo albums, Fear Of The Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive.