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Justin Bieber will play at the Save Mart


So it turns out there WAS a big concert announcement coming from the Save Mart Center — it just wasn’t Van Halen. reports:

Justin Bieber will play at Fresno’s Save Mart Center on Oct. 5. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 2 and can be purchased at select Save Mart Supermarkets, online at, charged by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the Save Mart Center Box Office. Ticket prices are $39.50, $55, $65, $79.50.

Fresno will be the fifth stop on Bieber’s “Believe” tour, which opens Sept. 29 in Glendale, Ariz. The tour continues in Las Vegas before two shows in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

Though there’s a June 2 date for general ticket sales, big concerts these days usually come with an array of pre-sale options. After the jump, you can see the official tour release detailing your chance for early tickets to see the Biebs (as soon as today!) if you join a fan club, are an American Express ticket holder, are willing to sacrifice your first-born child, etc.

In the meantime, it’s kind of fun to watch the early-morning cranks on react with predictable generational prickliness to the concert announcement. One writes:

you gotta feel bad for this generation of kids growing up with the worst period of music ever. embarassing.

I bet many, many decades ago that commenter’s parents said exactly the same thing.


Tickets Go On Sale Beginning May 23rd


(May 23, 2012 – New York, NY) Bieber Fever is taking the world by storm yet again! As millions of fans count down the days until the June 19 release of his fourth studio album, BELIEVE, platinum- selling pop singing sensation Justin Bieber announces a headlining tour of North America. The “Believe” Tour, presented by AEG Live and featuring Carly Rae Jepsen as special guest through January, will begin September 29th in Glendale, Arizona at the Arena and blaze a trail through more than 45 cities before wrapping up in Miami, Florida on January 26, 2013 at the American Airlines Arena. (Please see complete tour itinerary below.)

Justin Bieber’s Fan Club Presale will begin at Noon local time on Wednesday, May 23rd. Log into or join now with a Quarterly or Yearly Membership Package in order to get first access to tickets for the North American Tour! Through joining, fans will receive a pre-sale access code which allows the purchase of up to 4 tickets for up to 4 shows on the tour plus some exclusive Bieber merchandise. For more information, go to

American Express will offer a pre-sale to U.S. residents May 24th through May 31st and Canadian residents May 24th through May 30th. General public on-sales will follow on June 1st for Canadian residents and June 2nd for U.S. residents.

A number of VIP packages will also be offered on the upcoming tour. In addition to great seats, VIP packages can include Meet & Greets and photo opportunities with Justin Bieber, autographed memorabilia, exclusive VIP merchandise and much more! For more information on VIP packages, please visit

Additionally, $1.00 from each ticket will be donated to Pencils of Promise, a charity which works to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world. The goal is to build 15 schools around the world for needy children. Details at

As part of the “Believe” Tour, U.S. and Canadian residents ordering tickets online will have the opportunity to pre-order a digital copy of Justin Bieber’s BELIEVE album with every ticket purchased. BELIEVE takes flight on the wings of “Boyfriend,” its first worldwide smash single, which hit #1 at iTunes the second it was released, and set a world-record for debuting #1 on iTunes in 32 countries. The “Boyfriend” video has shattered all YouTube records since its MTV premiere (on May 3rd). The clip generated 8 million views in its first 24 hours, and has garnered over 44 million views to date. BELIEVE is Executive Produced by Scott “Scooter” Braun and Usher Raymond IV, and track producers include Max Martin, Mike Posner, MdL, Diplo, Hit-Boy, The Messengers, Zedd, Rodney Jerkins, and Justin’s vocal producer, Kuk Harrell. The album features guest appearances by Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Big Sean.

Responses to "Justin Bieber will play at the Save Mart"

Guadalupe Navarro says:

Wooo! Im super excited that Finally Justin Bieber Is coming to Fresno! I woke up today knowing that! Amazing! Cant wait! Lots of people been wanting him here! And finally it came true!:D

RL says:

Nice to see Save Mart get some A-Listers back.

M Conant says:

Joined the fan club to get the pre sale code. Website keeps crashing and cant get code after paying membership. VERY FRUSTRATING!!

Donald Munro says:

I’m curious, M: How much did it cost to join the club? (And did you ever get your code?)

Hannah N says:

M: I’m curious too, and debating whether I should join the fan club/if it is worth it if it keeps crashing…

Debi says:

WOW tickets under $100 bucks! It’s about time. Too bad it’s not who I wanna see but good for the kids wanting tickets.

mady <3 says:

someone wanna buy me these tickets?? please?