The dates for the Latin American leg of Justin Bieber's "Believe" tour were announced today (June 6). The concerts for his Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking fans include some of the region's biggest and best-known venues, including Buenos Aires' River Plate Stadium, the Foro Sol in Mexico City and Santiago de Chile's Nacional Stadium. Bieber will travel to a dozen Latin American countries, including Brazil, Panama and Paraguay, starting Oct. 19 with the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan.
To the disappointment of Bieber's Venezuelan fans, Venezuelan dates were not included in the announcement. By afternoon, #Venezuelawantsbelievetour was trending on Twitter. One post offered the singer "arepas, cachapas and oreos" if he performed in Venezuela. "We need you here please come," begged another fan from the country whose capital, Caracas, was recently named the third most violent city in the world by Mexican-based Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. Fans from Uruguay and Peru, countries also not included in the list, began their own Twitter protests.
Here are the Latin American dates for the "Believe" tour:
Oct. 19 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Oct. 22 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Quisqueya Stadium
Oct. 24 - Panama City, Panama - Figoli
Oct. 25 - Guatemala City, Guatemala – Estadio Progreso
Oct. 29 - Bogota, Colombia - Estadio El Campin
Oct. 31 - Quito, Ecuador - Atahualpa Stadium
Nov. 2 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Anhembi Stadium
Nov. 3 - Rio de Janiero, Brazil - Apoteose
Nov. 6 - Asuncion, Paraguay - Jockey Club
Nov. 9 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - River Plate Stadium
Nov. 12 - Santiago, Chile - Nacional Stadium
Nov. 18 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol
Nov. 19 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol