You Gotta #Believe

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Yeah, you read that right. I hash tagged it. Here we are again, it’s Friday. That means a few things-no school for a couple of days, time to hit up the Big E and……..drumroll………Justin Bieber’s new tour kicks off tomorrow. Maybe that doesn’t mean anything to you, but in my house, the countdown is officially ON.

A lot of people still give the Biebs a lot of flack. I get it-he’s young, he’s kind of “pretty” and he used to have that silly flippy hair. I have to admit, I used to make fun of him…and then his movie came out.  O begged me to bring her, which I grudgingly did, and I discovered what legions of Beliebers already knew-the kid is talented. He’s not just some Disney or Nickelodeon pop robot….his roots in music go all the way back to when he was 3 years old. He wasn’t taking music lessons, he had this natural rhythm and he acquired this ability to play instruments the way most kids learn to talk. Pattie Mallette definitely was hanging out with the right people….he essentially learned just by being around other musicians. He could play the drums, the guitar, the piano AND he could sing. It’s really hard to hate on that, no matter how hard you try.

O has been waiting (impatiently) for a tour to come back around since we missed the show in Hartford in 2010. I was actually crazy enough to go to New York City in June with a 5 year old and wait to see Justin on the Today Show. We were lucky to be right next to the stage, which meant she was able to get an autograph…and we had some fantastic conversation with one of his lovely dancers, who I’ve kept in touch with. Here’s O at 2am waiting…she was surprisingly chipper, but maybe that’s because she went to bed at 4pm and got up at midnight, HA!

It was pretty crazy and scary-the crowd was pushy and everyone was cranky….but we were this close, so it was worth it:

The tour was announced a couple of days after this. We were still on a high from the Today Show, so there was no way that I could NOT get tickets. It’s a good thing I didn’t hesitate since it sold out in nanoseconds. We’ll be hitting up Boston on 11/10.  I can tell you right now-there’s going to be an epic story…..but that’s all I’m going to say about that. I can’t lie, I’m actually excited about the show too. I’m really liking this new, more mature Justin. He’s still going to sing his hits, but his new music is way less bubblegum. He’s a bit edgier, which I think is great. I’m sure some parents are upset that he’s not trying to maintain the little boy image, but he’s NOT a little boy. He has to grow up at some point, and he doesn’t have a choice, it has to happen in the public eye.

Carly Rae Jepsen will be joining Justin on the road. The tour kicks off tomorrow in Glendale, AZ. His tour schedule is CRAY! Youth has it’s advantages. Check out this impressive list of stops!

Sept. 29 – Glendale. Ariz. | Jobing.com Arena
Sept. 30 – Las Vegas, Nev. | MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 2 – Los Angeles, Calif. | Staples Center
Oct. 3 – Los Angeles, Calif. | Staples Center
Oct. 5 – Fresno, Calif. | Save Mart Center
Oct. 6 – Oakland, Calif. | The Oracle Arena
Oct. 8 – Portland, Ore. | Rose Garden
Oct. 9 – Tacoma, Wash. | Tacoma Dome
Oct. 12 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct. 15 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | Rexall Place
Oct. 16 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada | Credit Union Centre
Oct. 18 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | MTS Centre
Oct. 20 – Minneapolis, Minn. | Target Center
Oct. 21 – Milwaukee, Wis. | BMO Harris Bradley Center
Oct. 23 – Rosemont, Ill. | Allstate Arena
Oct. 24 – Rosemont, Ill. | Allstate Arena
Oct. 26 – Kansas City, Mo. | Sprint Center
Oct. 27 – St. Louis, Mo. | Scottrade Center
Oct. 29 – Dallas, Texas | American Airlines Center
Oct. 30 – Houston, Texas | Toyota Center
Nov. 1 – Memphis, Tenn. | FedExForum
Nov. 2 – Louisville, Ky. | KFC Yum! Center
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, Penn. | Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 5 – Washington D.C. | Verizon Center
Nov. 9 – East Rutherford, N.J. | IZOD Center
Nov. 10 – Boston, Mass. | TD GARDEN
Nov. 12 – Brooklyn, N.Y. | Barclays Center
Nov. 20 – Pittsburgh, Penn. | CONSOL Energy Center
Nov. 21 – Auburn Hills, Mich. | The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 23 – Kanata, Ontario, Canada | Scotiabank Place
Nov. 26 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada | Bell Centre
Nov. 28 – New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
Dec. 1 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Rogers Centre

Jan. 5 – Salt Lake City, Utah | EnergySolutions Arena
Jan. 7 – Denver, Colo. | Pepsi Center
Jan. 9 – Tulsa, Okla. | BOK Center
Jan. 10 – North Little Rock, Ark. | Verizon Arena
Jan. 12 – San Antonio, Texas | AT&T Center
Jan. 15 – New Orleans, La. | New Orleans Arena
Jan. 16 – Birmingham, Ala. | BJCC Arena
Jan. 18 – Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 19 – Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum
Jan. 22 – Charlotte, N.C. | Time Warner Cable Arena
Jan. 23 – Atlanta, Ga. | Philips Arena
Jan. 25 – Orlando, Fla. | Amway Center
Jan. 26 – Miami, Fla. | American Airlines Arena

Fortunately, he’s got a few days off here and there, with some time for the holidays thrown in. Tell me, dear readers….do YOU #believe? Will you be checking out the show?? Let me know in comments!

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