The entertainment scene is full of changes in the coming months, with some artists returning to stages and others holding off.
Comedian Bill Maher is returning to live shows, and one of his first stops will be Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall on June 19. Pop star Justin Bieber is doing the opposite, postponing his tour for a third time, meaning the Biebs won’t be at Tampa’s Amalie Area until 2022.
Tickets are on sale now for Maher’s show for $72.75-$132.75 at rutheckerdhall.com The show is limited to 50 percent capacity and face coverings are required inside the theater. Maher will make a stop the next day at Sarasota’s Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $37-$127 at vanwezel.org.
Bieber tickets have been a moving target the last few years. He was booked for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in July 2020 and then announced that he was moving the show to Amalie Arena. When the pandemic canceled shows, the concert was postponed until August 2021.
Now, the Justice World Tour is on the move again, pushing all concert dates to 2022, including a stop at Amalie on April 9.
The 45-date tour production has been redesigned, according to Bieber’s official site, and 19 new arena dates have been added, including new stops in Jacksonville and Orlando. Kehlani and Jaden Smith will no longer open.
Ticket holders — even those who bought when the show was still at Raymond James Stadium — are encouraged to hold onto their tickets, as they will be good for rescheduled shows.
Tickets for new shows go on sale Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. at justinbiebermusic.com.