Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 6°C

Five-day forecast

Justin Bieber backlash after late arrival at O2 concert

Justin Bieber performs at the O2 in London...eventually. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire Justin Bieber performs at the O2 in London...eventually. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:22 AM

Parents of Justin Bieber’s fans voiced their anger after the singer showed up more than one hour late to his show at The O2 last night.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The singer was more than one hour late. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA WireThe singer was more than one hour late. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The superstar was opening the first of four nights at the Greenwich venue but failed to start his performance until nearly 10.30pm.

Parents took to Twitter to criticise the 19-year-old, who was booed by the audience, for leaving youngsters waiting on a school night.

At 11.36pm, the official account for the 02 tweeted: “Justin Bieber is now on stage and apologises for the lateness of his show”.

It later added: “Sorry to all the Justin Bieber fans for the lateness of his show tonight. The Tube will still be running when the show finishes.”

An official account for Transport for London warned of busy trains on the Jubilee line following the concert, with the last train at 12.15am.

Father Wayne Parsonage tweeted that he ended up missing Bieber’s performance so he could make the last train home, and later added: “Discusting!! Waste of my time and money...never again.”

Tracey Wilson, from Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, took her teenage daughter, who has school today, to the concert.

The pair were left stranded after missing their train home and instead had to be collected by her husband.

She told BBC 5 live that the support acts overran by around 20 minutes to 8.50pm, finally followed by Bieber one-and-a-half hours later.

She said: “There was no apology to say why or I’m really sorry or to say something’s happened. It’s disgusting.

“...It got to about 9.30 and they were starting to boo, you’d think someone would have come on then.”

Another tweet complained: “Justin Bieber needs to understand he has fans that are really young he can’t come on stage like 1 hour and 45 mins late on a school night!”

Share this article

submit to reddit submit to Fark

Latest music news & reviews

0 comments

LDN24 Promotions

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

WIN beer with Beer BingoTM

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Read full story »

The Week subscription offer

The Week magazine special offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Read full story »

Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung

DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES

London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

Read full story »

Things to do