Trendy Artists of the Week: Justin Bieber, Melike Şahin, Stray Kids, Avril Lavigne, Böhse Onkelz
In this article, we're bringing you interesting industry news about the most popular artists on our site this week.
Justin Bieber Suspends Tour Due to Health Concerns
Back in June, pop superstar Justin Bieber was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. It’s a rare neurological disorder that left half of his face temporarily paralyzed. With millions of fans concerned for him, he shared the good news that he would be back on tour in July.
He followed through, returning on stage at the Lucca Summer Festival in Italy on July 31st. However, only a few weeks later, he had to suspend his Justice World Tour once again due to health concerns. The duration of his second forced hiatus is not yet known. All the scheduled tour dates and locations are still available on his official website. Currently, the next Bieber concert that isn’t marked “canceled” and you can still purchase tickets for is on October 13, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Let’s all hope that Bieber’s health will make a recovery and he can get back on stage by then.
Atlantis Production Harbiye Open Air Concerts Kicks Off with Show by Melike Şahin in Istanbul
Turkish pop singer Melike Şahin had the honor to have the kick-off performance at the Atlantis Production Harbiye Open Air Concerts at the Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater in Istanbul, Turkey last week. Famed Turkish actress Nur Fettahoğlu was among the thousands in attendance, along with other local celebrities, such as Hazal Kaya, Selin Şekerci, and Cem Yılmaz Kaynak.
Stray Kids Announce 2022 Comeback Album Titled “Maxident”
The South Korean hip-hop/K-pop band Stray Kids delighted their many fans with this news. Their third studio album, “Maxident”, is coming out next month! The official release date is October 7th. The band has put out one new record each year for the last two years in 2020 and in 2021, and they’re not breaking their streak. The new album’s official trailer dropped two days ago, you can watch it below.
Avril Lavigne Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Canadian pop-rock singer Avril Lavigne has recently received a great honor: her star has been unveiled on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California. For the ceremony, she put on the same hoodie she was pictured wearing when she visited the legendary sight at age 16.
Since then, she's had a long, successful career behind her that peaked in the early to mid-2000’s, with such classic hits as “Complicated” (2002), “My Happy Ending” (2004), “Girlfriend” (2007), and “When You’re Gone” (also 2007).
Böhse Onkelz Concert Confusion in Erfurt Leaves Fans Angry
Fans of the German rock band Böhse Onkelz had a less than pleasant experience while attending their concert in Erfurt, Germany last week. In Germany, it is customary that the concert tickets cover the bus fare to the venue. However, for this show, it was not the case, and the ticket holders hadn’t even been notified about it prior. This led to many would-be concert goers stranded in Erfurt, having to pony up some extra cash to get to the event they already got a pricey ticket for. The fans voiced their anger on social media, some directing it at the local public transport company, some at the band itself.