Bieber fever is coming to the Tacoma Dome, and you might just want to catch it.
It’s not too late to be a witness at the Believe tour, as Justin Bieber’s MJ-inspired path unfolds and he flourishes as a performer.
The 18-year-old artist has made it very clear that his latest—and more mature—album, Believe is a musical demonstration of his intention to transcend a common perception of him: a teenage heartthrob of temporary relevance. It’s an image that Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Usher all overcame, and Justin Bieber looks like he is well on his way.
Despite the recent vomiting ordeal, the sold-out Believe tour has already received some very flattering reviews since his debut on September 29th. Some have called him a “gutsy multidimensional performer,” while others raved that he has staked his claim as “one of the most impressive performers in pop history.”
Belieber or not, the singer’s inexhaustible determination is evident; the show was rehearsed to death. In addition to his long daily rehearsals in the dance studio, Bieber insisted that three full run-throughs be carried out in the last three days before his debut performance in Phoenix, Arizona. Bieber’s intense rehearsal schedule and severe work ethic make his recent sudden onset of on-stage illness seem fitting—although the star attributes it to a foul combination of pasta and milk.
When faced with issues in the show’s development process, Bieber and his team would often ask, what would Michael do? To add a magical element to the show (literally), Bieber hired magician David Blaine to achieve a more intense and extravagant vibe that is indicative of his artistic growth. Additionally, Director Jon M. Chu, who specializes in feature films, designed the show to have a very prevalent multimedia component, making the concert into a spectacle that’s impressive on its own.
If all goes as planned and Justin succeeds his idol Michael Jackson, Seattleites will surely look back in time at this event and be sorry they didn’t make the trek to Tacoma.
Where: Tacoma Dome | 2727 East D Street, Tacoma
When: Tuesday, October 9th, Doors at 5:30 p.m, Show at 7 p.m.
How much: Tickets prices vary and can be bought on Stubhub, starting at $105+.