The Biebs is coming back to town. Justin Bieber has set a June 19 date at Target Center as part of a 58-city 2016 tour announced this morning ahead of Friday’s release of his new album, “Purpose.” Tickets to the Minneapolis show go on sale next Friday, Nov. 20, for $50.50-$126 via AXS.com, 1-888-9-AXS-TIX or the arena’s box office.
Bieber’s wide array of TMZ-reported bad-boy antics has made him the subject of punchlines and career-dead-end speculation, but the 21-year-old Canadian pop star seems to be rebounding into adulthood with “Purpose.” The single “What Do You Mean?” became his first No. 1 U.S. single over the summer, and collaborations with electronic dance producer Skrillex and British pop star Ed Sheeran on the record have also earned it a buzz.
The Target Center date comes about three-quarters of the way through his North American tour, which kicks off March 9 in Seattle and includes a Fargo show June 18 at the Fargodome. He played Target Center on his last tour in 2012.
An honor for Wynton Marsalis
Jazz great Wynton Marsalis has been honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to “critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.” Marsalis has won nine Grammys and is the first jazz musician to win a Pulitzer Prize for music. Past recipients include Richard Gere, Mia Farrow, James Earl Jones and Jon Bon Jovi.
Stay tuned: Stephen Colbert has landed the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot on CBS. The network said Wednesday that a special edition of Colbert’s “Late Show” will air after the Feb. 7 game, the first time that distinction has gone to a late-night show. CBS also will show a special edition of James Corden’s “Late Late Show” after the game.
AMA lineup: Coldplay and Gwen Stefani have been added to the list of performers for the 2015 American Music Awards. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will also hit the stage at the Nov. 22 show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The rap duo will debut a new song. Coldplay will sing the first single from its new album. And Stefani will perform her current single, “Used to Love You.” Previously announced performers include One Direction, Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, 5 Seconds of Summer, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, Demi Lovato and Walk the Moon. Jennifer Lopez will host the show, which will air live on ABC. Taylor Swift is the leader with six nominations.