TORONTO - Justin Bieber's world tour is facing another delay as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.
The Stratford, Ont.-raised pop singer is pushing dozens of tour dates, including stops planned this summer in three Canadian cities, into next year.
It's the second delay for his first major tour in several years.
Bieber's July dates in Toronto have now been moved to March 25, and June 7 and 8, 2022 at Scotiabank Arena. A rescheduled stop at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre is set for March 28, 2022 and Montreal's Bell Centre on March 29, 2022.
Organizers say the postponement was made in recognition of COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions that still vary by region.
The 52-date world tour will now kick off Feb. 18, 2022 in San Diego, and include seven new arena shows in U.S. cities.
Bieber's tour is also undergoing another name change as part of the numerous delays.
The shows were originally dubbed The Changes Tour to reflect his 2020 album, before taking on a generic Justin Bieber World Tour branding when they were first rescheduled.
With the second date change, the shows were branded the Justice Tour to reflect the release of his “Justice” album two months ago.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2021.