Justin Bieber Extends the Believe Tour!

December 10, 2013
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Like most kids his age who are cramming for final exams, Justin Bieber is highly anticipating his trip home to spend the holiday season with his family, a much-needed vacation after a 157-show world tour. Unlike most kids his age, Bieber made a quick stop in the Philippines on a trip that he’s calling the “most touching trip” of his life. Notorious for adding a charitable element to every aspect of his career, it’s no surprise that Bieber wanted to help as soon as he heard of the devastation present in the Philippines after Supertyphoon Haiyan killed nearly 6,000 and displaced millions last month.

While routing the final leg of his Believe Tour earlier this year, Perth, Australia was meant to be the last stop before heading back to Canada to spend the holidays with his little brother and sister. Deciding to extend the tour to include one more show, and what he referred to as the “most important one of the tour,” Justin and part of his team flew to the city of Tacloban to put a smile on people’s faces, even if just for a minute. Unlike the past 156-shows on the Believe Tour, this one didn’t include a huge production or thousands of screaming girls. Yes, there was plenty of screaming and tears as Justin performed at a heavily damaged local school but they were cries of joy as victims were given a light of hope and help. Singing a mix of 2009 classics, Believe staples, Christmas tunes from his album Under the Mistletoe and newer tracks from Music Mondays and his upcoming album, Journals, Justin Bieber gave typhoon victims a show they’ll never forget, and more importantly a show and trip he’ll always remember.

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For the 19-year-old “All That Matters” singer, Tuesday’s unannounced trip to the Philippines wasn’t for recognition or a publicity stunt. Working with endless charities over the past five years, including Pencils of Promise and Make-A-Wish, Justin has realized that the joy of helping other people, especially those in need, is what truly puts a smile on his face. When you look at the pictures from Bieber’s trip to Tacloban and see him interacting with all of these young kids, you can see the genuine smile that covers his face. Performing is his passion but giving back has become his true love.

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Trying to help those in the Philippines as much as possible, Justin knew getting his Beliebers and people they know involved in the relief fund would be most beneficial. With over $600,000 raised in only three days, Bieber was right when he said, “I knew I could count on you guys to make a difference.” Posting a fundraiser on Prizeo.com, the young star is urging his millions of loyal fans to join the relief effort by giving whatever they can. Bieber has also offered to choose one fan to watch him record his next album in-studio early next year.

What could be better than watching Justin where he feels most comfortable, in the studio? We can think of one thing—the automatic joy that comes when you realize the money you’re donating will be used to give child survivors access to education, vaccinations, clean water and sanitation. Before leaving the Philippines, Justin sent a tweet saying, “Help and get involved. I saw the devastation first hand today. They need our help.” Visiting Prizeo.com/Justin and donating whatever possible to the Supertyphoon Haiyan relief can involve you. Also, send us a tweet at @weknowthedj to share your thoughts and well wishes for those impacted by the storm. From everyone at Weknowthedj, our thoughts and prayers are with those devastated by the storm and we’re willing to help in any way we can to help rebuild.

-Meg C. (@meganciampo)

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