The Canadian musician treated fans in Toronto to performances of "Baby," "Eenie Meenie" and SZA’s “Snooze" earlier this week
Justin Bieber has made a triumphant return to the stage!
The Grammy-winning musician, 29, treated fans in Toronto this week to an intimate set of hits, remixes and fan-favorite tracks ahead of the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend, when he played at Drake's History Club for what marked his first live set in over a year.
Bieber performed the short set at the 2,500-capacity venue for the “Drew House x Toronto Maple Leafs” show, per Billboard, where fan-shot footage showed the pop star rocking one of his Drew House hockey jerseys and running through a few hits from his catalog.
The show came days before Bieber's stint at the annual All-Star Game, where he will take on the role of team captain, and over a year after the cancellation of his Justice World Tour.
In September 2022, Bieber called off the remaining dates of the tour, named in promotion of his 2021 album Justice, following his June 2022 diagnosis with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
At the time, the musician wrote that touring "took a real toll on me." Since then, he's made brief appearances on stage, such as at Don Toliver's Rolling Loud set in March 2023.
But on Thursday, the performer was back in his element in his home country, where he sang his remix of SZA’s “Snooze" and My World 2.0 singles “Eenie Meenie," as well as an updated version of "Baby" stacked with vocal runs.
Later hits he performed included “Peaches," “Hold On,” and "Ghost."
Before wrapping, Bieber even invited his friend and "Stay" collaborator The Kid LAROI on stage, though he did not appear. "It's all good, maybe we'll come back. Love you guys, thank you so much," Bieber said.
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Bieber's latest gig came about as fans online speculated about a musical return, after the artist uploaded photos of himself rehearsing with bandmates.
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