Justin Bieber is coming to New Zealand - but chances are fans won't get to see him play.

Bieber will be here on October 1 as part of a whirlwind promotional trip including an intimate acoustic showcase for 150 people.

Tickets for the show can't be bought - instead they're being given away through a radio station competition.

Bieber's record label, Universal, couldn't confirm whether the 21-year-old would return for a bigger show or tour.

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Bieber was last here in 2013 as part of his Belieber tour. He was also here in 2012 on a similar kind of promotional tour.

His first visit was in 2010, when he was just 16, performed for school students and got mobbed by fans everywhere he went.

At one point during his stay, he bungy jumped from Auckland's Harbour Bridge with his mother.

Bieber's been quiet of late, but a positive reaction to his latest singles Where Are U Now? and What Do You Mean?

He burst into tears at the recent MTV Music awards after his performance.

Fans expressed their excitement about the pop star's latest visit on Twitter.

- nzherald.co.nz