Follow Us on Twitter

Justin Bieber announces first UK tour dates via Twitter

Justin Bieber

Story by Jack Foley

JUSTIN Bieber has announced plans to tour the UK in 2011 – the first time the 16-year-old singing sensation has come to these shores.

Tickets are due to go on general sale from Friday, November 19, and confirmed dates and cities are being announced by Justin Bieber himself via twitter@justinbieber from today (Monday, November 15, 2010).

The dates are (all March 2011)…

4 & 5 – Birmingham NIA
11 – Liverpool Echo Arena
12 – Newcastle Metro Arena
14 & 16 – O2 London
20 & 21 – Manchester MEN Arena
23 – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
24 – Nottingham Trent FM Arena

Having recently celebrated 6 million followers, he also boasts nearly 15 million fans on Facebook and over a billion views on YouTube!

A platinum selling global star, Justin Bieber has fast become a teen icon. His debut single, One Time, was released worldwide in 2009 and was followed by his debut album, My World, which was certified platinum in the US.

He was the first ever artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

My World 2.0, was released in March and has spawned the massive top ten singles Baby and Eenie Meenie. His new album, My Worlds – The Collection, is out in the UK on November 22.

Bieber was discovered after posting dozens of homemade videos on YouTube in 2007, putting his spin on songs from artists like Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder.

He racked up over 10,000,000 views purely from word of mouth and at just 13 years of age, Usher bought him to the attention of Island Records who signed him immediately.