Justin Bieber’s ticket prices have plummeted since brothelgate: awesome?

Justin Bieber

This is almost delicious news. The long and dubious reign of Justin Bieber as the tantrum-throwing King of Pop might soon come to a close. Really! Like Miley Cyrus, Bieber has been steadily working on alienating his fanbase of teenager girls. Bieber insists that he’s a “swaggy adult” and has engaged in a lengthy series of bad behavior over the past few months. It’s starting to show where it matters most — ticket sales.

Between Bieber’s nightclub tantrums and his tendency to show up hours late to concerts (thereby making his fans cry), parents were starting to wise up. Now that he’s peeing in restaurant buckets and sneaking out of brothels in his spare time, the powers that be (and their wallets) have had enough. The proof? Scalpers can’t even begin to sell tickets to Bieber’s concerts on eBay and other resale websites. Usually scalpers make a killing when it comes to Bieber, but it seems parents are finally closing their wallets. Excellent:

Justin Bieber may have been the hottest gig in town when tickets were released a few months ago, but fast forward to a week before his arrival Down Under and you almost can’t give a JB ticket away.

Tickets on eBay for the teen superstar, who will kick off his eight-show Aussie tour next Tuesday are selling for almost half the price, with many failing to secure any bids at all.

It seems the 19-year-old singer’s stocks as the world’s most adored heart-throb are falling after a succession of controversial headlines and incidents in recent weeks.

The tidal wave of bad press in recent months hasn’t done him any favours with news of hotel romps with pr0n stars, visits to brothels and strip clubs and a growing penchant for risqué behaviour dominating the headlines.

Beliebers are tiring of his antics if his ticket prices are anything to go by.

Alex Levenson, the head of Asia Pacific at viagogo, the world’s largest ticket reselling marketplace, says people have lost interest in Bieber since buying their tickets back in July.

Levenson says their website which operates in 50 countries, has recorded 187 per cent more Justin Bieber tickets for resale in Australia than One Direction at the same point in the tour last month.

“With their squeaky clean image, One Direction is popular with fans and their parents alike,” Levenson told news.com.au. “Bieber on the other hand is doing a very good impression of an enfant terrible, which seems to be putting off his fans and driving their parents to resell tickets.

“One Direction won the battle for hearts and minds and Bieber has been left trailing behind in the fan stakes. His new bad boy persona seems to be putting people off.”

Less than a week out from kicking off his Aussie tour tickets are selling for an average 41 per cent cheaper than his last tour, he says.

C reserve tickets for Bieber’s Brisbane concert are selling currently for just $54 on viagogo, almost half the $100.25 the ticket was bought for on Ticketek.

A reserve tickets at his Melbourne concert are going for as little as $65.56 – that same ticket is selling for $145.60 on Ticketek right now.

In Sydney, a multitude of A reserve tickets are going for $83, while on eBay tickets with a starting price as little as $50 are yet to attract a single bid with just a few hours remaining on the auction.

The prices are in stark contrast to Justin Bieber’s first Australian tour in 2011, when the shows sold out within minutes of going on sale.

Extra shows were added, but fast forward to 2013 and tickets are still available in most categories a week before the tour kicks off.

Levenson says ticket prices have dropped 23 per cent on average since the story broke about Bieber hitting up a strip club on October 19th.

They then dropped a further 18 per cent since video of the star passed out in a hotel emerged on social media.

But while the Biebs is finding it hard to shift tickets, tickets to Beyonce just a month ago were selling at almost double, as were tickets to One Direction.”

[From News.com.au]

Sooooo … the Beliebers are moving in a different direction now, as in One Direction. This makes sense because their parents are the ones buying concert tickets. I certainly wouldn’t be shelling out money for my daughter to watch a brothel-goer as he refused to pull his pants up while dancing onstage. Harry Styles’ pants might look uncomfortably tight, but at least they cover the necessary goods. At least Harry and Co. can behave themselves in the public eye. For those of us who have long wished for Bieber to go away, the time might be nigh.

I don’t know the identity of this chick who is kissing Bieber’s (face) cheek, but the Beliebers on Instagram are not happy about it.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & Justin Bieber on Instagram

 

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  1. Aussie girl says:

    It was only a matter of time. He has been running like a little brat for so long and now finally this is reflecting on career. He has losing his young fanbase base from his wild antics and will never be able to gain an adult fanbase because, well would you buy his album? See ya on dancing with the stars in lets say 5 to 10 years :-) . But I think a stop in celebrity rehab is more on the cards

    • Carolyn says:

      I’m Australian too. Outlets are trying to sell heavily-discounted tickets all over the place. Aussies don’t put up with BS. Bieber has been not cool ever since 1D rose to popularity. Even if my daughter wanted to go to the concert I wouldn’t pay for it. I’m not funding that brat’s lifestyle.

  2. mike says:

    Eh, it’s only Oz. Not a fan of this dbag, but I think grave dancing is a little premature here…

    I think I’ll dance a jig when his US sales plummet too.

  3. LB says:

    A lot of the pop artists coming out now have a limited shelf life. It is only a matter of time before it becomes Bieber who? Miley who?

  4. Annie says:

    If my daughter was a fan, I’d be giving her a long talk about it. I do not want daughters falling for “bad boys” in ANY sense.

  5. Tiffany says:

    This will only be satisfying if he stops selling tickets all together.

  6. Kat says:

    Justin Timberlake’s NSYNC fans matured, and so did he so he retained those fans while gaining new ones…including a new crop of teenagers. Beiber’s the opposite…his older fans are growing up and now realize he’s lame and the younger kids who might have been his fans aren’t interested in him because of his antics. He’s certainly not gaining any new older fans.

    • Andrew1 says:

      EXACTLY. JT had talent. JB has nothing to fall on. Side note: I do think he could sing good if he got training, but he’ll never do that lol

    • doofus says:

      This is what I’ve been saying for a while now.

      artists like him, who start out with a preteen fan base, MUST evolve their style/music/etc or they will lose their fans. The preteens who previously liked him now think he’s lame (like the NKOTB fans who, once they reached 16-17-18, realized how corny they were) and he’s not getting any new fans. I mean, it’s one thing for a 13/14 year old boy to sing lovey-dovey songs to preteen girls, but it’s downright CREEPY to see a 20 year old singing those songs to preteens. and I think most 20-year olds are more interested in actual quality music.

      • littlestar says:

        I agree. In order to stay around, their music has to change as they change/mature/grow up. And they can’t rely on gimmicks either to retain longevity in their careers. Look at Miley, people are just tired and annoyed of her antics now. Same with Gaga, people are over her “artiste” attitude and getups. When it comes down to it, it has to be good music that keeps a singer/performer around. And a good, hardworking attitude (Beyoncé is a good example of this).

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        Good comment kat and the NKOTB reference is so apt doofus; I’m no fan of JT or his music (but his BeeGee schtick with Jimmy Fallon on SNL is genuinely funny), but JT does have talent; this kid really has none, banging on the drums and lip synching excluded); and he would never submit to the discipline of learning how to sing or play an instrument; hell, jimi Hendrix would spend 10 hours playing the guitar – this douche doesn’t have that kind of love for music.

    • TG says:

      JUstin Timberlake didn’t behave in outrageous ways like Yhis toddler Beiber and Miley and others. At least I don’t think he did. I can’t stand Timberdouche but it is for other reasons. I am so happy that these idiotic parents are finally getting smart.

    • gg says:

      I heard an interview recently on NPR with Justin Timberlake. I noted how respectful he is when he speaks, he has class A manners, his pants don’t hover around his knees, and he has never tried to act like a hood. He’s just himself. This means he is head and shoulders above the intelligence level of Bieber and will last no matter what he does. This also makes him extremely likeable. Take note, Bieve. Or don’t, and suffer the consequences. This idiot needs to be locked away in rehab until he can pull his pants up and act like a decent human instead of worshipping and emulating low rent criminals like Chris Brown.

  7. MissMoody says:

    Looking at these shirtless pics got me thinking about how many moms and dads are in that audience. I don’t have children but if I did, taking them to a concert where a man-child runs around thrusting his pelvis, showing off his underwear and flexing his roid-given muscles is not something I would wish to encourage.

    • Cazzee says:

      Yes, those instant muscles he has certainly appear to be steroid-based. You can’t build up a smooth layer of muscle all over your body *in addition* to targeting and building up specific muscle groups (abs, shoulders, and chest) in such a short time.

      You can accomplish these results in a year or two if you work diligently at it, but you can’t do it in three months. Not all the protein shakes in the world will give you that physique so quickly.

  8. eliza says:

    I just wish he’d get all caught up in those loose fabric pants of his and fall flat on his face.

  9. Kelly says:

    Well, that didn’t take long, Typical life of a pop star.

  10. Easi says:

    His clothes and look are so dated. He doesn’t look cool at all to little girls. Tight pants and floppy hair are what they like. It’s a wonderful new day.

  11. Shannon1972 says:

    Cue obligatory trip to rehab in 3….2….1….
    Kid needs to overhaul his image stat. His people will probably put him in rehab and blame it on his exhausting work schedule and too much fame too soon. Leave rehab a new man, image re-polished. We love a good comeback story.

  12. Dorothy says:

    The beginning of the end. great news,

  13. feebee says:

    So only a certain type of sex sells. It’s been a long time coming. I guess the brothel was just the icing on the cake.

  14. diib says:

    And now his team is tryin to fix what the Bieb caused by releasing another movie this Dec.. ARGH.

  15. Garrett says:

    More like not surprised. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. This is just the beginning folks.

  16. Lara Morgana says:

    He’s a disgusting little twit. Every time I see a photo of him my palm just itches and I have an overwhelming desire to track him down and give him a good whack right across the face. He’s horrid.

  17. Sheera says:

    Isnt it the girl who was with liam after his miley break up? She looks like it

  18. Lucy says:

    Fantastic news. And you’re right, Bieber’s got nothing on Harry.

  19. portlandjan says:

    Not only are his ticket sales plummeting, he’s not even getting top billing here on Celebitchy. By the way, could you PLEASE revive the baby-in-the-SUV shots?

  20. Mom2two says:

    Bieber’s bad press is finally catching up to him. I’m no One Direction fan, but at least those guys do not act like spoiled, entitled babies in public. And if I had to choose a concert to take my daughter to, One Direction would win by a landslide.

  21. andi says:

    ahh the girl is an ex-american apparel model, Cailin Russo

  22. shump says:

    He’s got a shocking case of John Mayer face in that last gallery photo.

  23. Broooooke says:

    Same thing here in NZ. He had to cancel a second concert cos of low sales and the tickets on Trade Me (Nzs Ebay) are going for less than original sale.

    Good stuff.

  24. Lou says:

    His second of 2 NZ concets got canclled due to low sales. Everyone here is over him, except my teenage cousin. He’s on the outies.