Justin Bieber to play first NZ stadium show

Justin Bieber is set to return to New Zealand next year, playing his first ever stadium show at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium.

The Canadian pop star sent fans into a frenzy over the weekend, announcing his return to Australia and New Zealand - but didn't reveal when or where he would perform.

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Today, Frontier Touring announced the Bringing Purpose World Tour would touch down in Auckland on Saturday March 18 at Mt Smart Stadium. Tickets go on sale on October 12 at 2pm.

Bieber will be joined at all shows by young EDM superstar, Martin Garrix.

The show, which has been touring internationally since March, has sold close to a million tickets across more than 100 dates.

Bieber last touched down in New Zealand last year for a promotional tour, during which he performed a handful of acoustic shows and mocked Kiwi radio host PJ Harding.

His last concert here - the Believe Tour in 2013 - was met with mixed reactions, with some fans walking out amidst accusations of lip-synching.

Since then, Bieber has undergone a renaissance of sorts, after releasing the multi-Platinum selling record Purpose, which marked his transformation from tween heartthrob to legitimate pop artist.

- NZ Herald

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