Justin Bieber was scheduled to launch a major world tour in May, but that was scuttled for obvious reasons. The 45-date trek has been rerouted for next year, with the tour production redesigned to no longer stop in stadiums or all markets. Nineteen new arena dates have been added to the Justin Bieber World Tour, promoted by AEG Presents. It now kicks off in San Diego at Pechanga Arena on June 2, 2021, and includes new arena stops in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and more. Canadian dates are at Toronto on July 3, 16 and 17 at Scotiabank Arena, July 5 at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre, and Montreal’s Bell Centre on July 6. Tickets to his rescheduled shows in Ottawa and Montreal are already on sale. His Toronto shows will go on sale on Aug. 6. Dates here
– The Weeknd has debuted a new animated video for Snowchild, another track off his hit album After Hours. The clip features images from his Toronto hometown, including scenes of Parkdale, a vintage TTC streetcar, and Nathan Phillips Square. BlogTo has more on the clip here
– There are updates to the application process and eligibility criteria for the Covid-19 CMF Emergency Support Fund Phase 2. The deadline to submit an application for funding under Phase 2 for the live music industry has been extended to Aug. 5. More info here.
–Toronto composer/bandleader Greg Jarvis can be termed an orchestral pop auteur. His group The Flowers Of