It was only a matter of time...Justin Bieber is going on tour!

The "Love Yourself" crooner announced the news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday. Of course, when the host asked him when the world tour will begin, the 21-year-old couldn't recall.

"This was the only thing I had to remember, and I can't remember," he said. Fortunately, a lower-third graphic informed audience members and home viewers that the Purpose World Tour kicks off March 9, 2016, with tickets going on sale next week. The Biebs' big announcement came on the heels of his consistent drop of new music in recent weeks, including "What Do You Mean?", "The Feeling" and "I'll Show You," off his new album.

The timing, however, is very interesting. Let's recall that he and One Direction have been in a bit of a feud ever since the boy band announced its new album, Made in the A.M., would be released the same day as Bieber's on Nov. 13. There have been snarky Snapchats and comments made from both sides, but it seemed to have settled in recent days—perhaps until now.

Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres

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Although One Direction finished its final tour stop before going on hiatus, the boys haven't said goodbye yet. Their break is supposed to begin in March—the same time as Bieber begins his world tour.


It's time to recall Semisonic's famous lyric, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." We're probably putting a more heartfelt, positive spin on Bieber's motivation to start in March, but hopefully this new tour will make the pain of bidding 1D adieu a tad easier.

In the meantime, we'll just be listening to Bieber's and One Direction's music on repeat all day long to prepare ourselves for the emotional month that will be March.

Here are the tour dates: 

March 9, 2016 Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
March 11, 2016 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live! at Rogers Arena
March 13, 2016 Portland, OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
March 15, 2016 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena
March 17, 2016 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
March 18, 2016 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
March 20, 2016 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
March 21, 2016 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
March 25, 2016 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 26, 2016 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
March 29, 2016 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
March 30, 2016 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
April 2, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 4, 2016 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
April 6, 2016 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
April 7, 2016 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 9, 2016 Houston, TX Toyota Center
April 10, 2016 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
April 12, 2016 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
April 19, 2016 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
April 20, 2016 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
April 22, 2016 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
April 23, 2016 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
April 25, 2016 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
April 26, 2016 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
April 28, 2016 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
April 29, 2016 Washington, DC Verizon Center
May 4, 2016 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
May 5, 2016 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
May 7, 2016 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
May 10, 2016 Boston, MA TD Garden
May 13, 2016 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
May 14, 2016 Quebec City, BC Videotron Centre
May 16, 2016 Montreal, BC Bell Centre
May 18, 2016 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
May 19, 2016 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 11, 2016 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
June 13, 2016 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
June 14, 2016 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
June 16, 2016 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
June 18, 2016 Fargo, ND FARGODOME
June 19, 2016 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 21, 2016 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
June 22, 2016 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
June 24, 2016 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
June 25, 2016 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
June 27, 2016 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
June 29, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 30, 2016 Orlando, FL Amway Center
July 2, 2016 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
July 6, 2016 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
July 7, 2016 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
July 9, 2016 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
July 10, 2016 Hartford, CT XL Center
July 12, 2016 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
July 13, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
July 15, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
July 18, 2016 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden

Bieber has certainly gotten in touch with his emotions over the past year, apologizing for his previous mistakes and thanking fans for staying by his side. But do you think all of his efforts have been convincing? E! News debates in the above video.

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