JUSTIN BIEBER: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT MASSEY HALL
Justin Bieber at Massey Hall - December 2011
Canada's favourite Teen King returned home to Canada last night for his exclusive CTV/MuchMusic Special, Justin Bieber: Home for the Holidays. The almost-two hour Acoustic Show in which he is accompanied by his Touring Guitarist Dan Kanter, was recorded tonight at the intimate Massey Hall before a rapidly sold-out crowd ofmanic Beliebers. And thanks to the generosity of Manager Scooter Braun, I was lucky enough to score tickets to see the Show, giving me an amazing seat at the front of the Balcony too!
Justin Bieber arrives with Sister, Jazzy
The Special premieres tomorrow, Thursday, December 22, 2011, 6:00 PM EST on MuchMusicand 7:30 PM EST on CTV, with footage from tonight being edited down to 30 minutes, focusing mostly on new material from his Disc Under the Mistletoe. Although there were no Special Guests to perform with the 17 year-old, certainly he had no problems keeping his Fans on their feet with screams reaching deafening levels when he finally came on just-before 8:00 PM, performing his Hit Baby.
Bieber at one point asked his Fans, "What do you want most for Christmas?" and the sea of screaming Girls uniformly had one answer for him, "YOU!". He at one point brought three year-old Sister Jazzy on-stage, playfully doing an Encore of Baby and One Time with her, melting the hearts of the Audience. The Toddler, who has developed a habit of drawing on walls of late, revealed to us that she recently cut her own hair and also shaved her two year-old Brother Jaxon's head too. One lucky Fan was brought on-stage and serenaded, before being gifted with a signed Guitar from Bieber, making pretty much everyone extremely jealous.
Justin Bieber & Dan Kanter
After giving Kanter a big hug on-stage, Bieber told us of his plans to spend time with his Family over the Holidays. His Grandparents, Father Jeremy, Mother Pattie, Siblings and Best Friend Chaz Somers all were in-attendance tonight. Before closing-out with new Single Mistletoe, Bieber spread a bit of encouragement back to his Audience in telling them, "I'm not perfect, but you don't have to be. Be the best that you can be.". $500,000 in proceeds from tonight's Event go towards Sunnybrook's Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder on behalf of the Believe Charity.
Earlier in the day after doing a Phone Interview with KISS 92.5 FM from his Hotel, Bieber spent a bit of time skating at Air Canada Centre, playing Hockey with the Toronto Maple Leafs including the likes of Dion Phaneuf, Jake Gardiner, Jonas Gustavsson and Tyler Bozak. See Photoshere. Also, he was spotted lunching at the delicious Yamato Japanese Restaurant in Yorkville too!
I had the pleasure of chatting with one of the members of The Messengers, who are responsible for many of Bieber's better-known Tracks, revealing exclusively to me that Justin Timberlake's Justified Album is a strong point of reference for the Teen's long-awaited Sophomore Disc, of which twelve tracks are recorded already. The Messengers will be co-writing a vast majority of this Album.
See Bieber perform an Acoustic Reggae Version of Somebody to Love:
See more Photos I snapped tonight:
Justin Bieber serenades Female Fan
Justin Bieber duets with Jazzy
Scooter Braun & Mr. Will-W.
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(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will-W. | Audio content: Universal Music Group)