Top Tours of 2017: Justin Bieber

by FOH Staff
in Showtime
Justin Bieber 'Purpose' tour photo by Steve Jennings
Justin Bieber 'Purpose' tour photo by Steve Jennings

Purpose World Tour

Sound Co:
VER Tour Sound


  • FOH Engineer: Ken “Pooch” Van Druten
  • Monitor Engineer: Alex MacLeod
  • Tour Director/Production Manager: Chris Gratton
  • Audio Crew: Tyler Austin, Austin Dudley, Chris “Cookie” Hoff, Frank Peoples, Chris Rushin, Brett Stec, Chase Usry
  • Backline Crew: Stephen “Ruff” Stewart, Matt Hunter, Dylan Ely, J.R Newkirk


P.A. System

  • Main: (28) Meyer Sound Leo, (8) Lyon
  • Side Hangs: (16) Meyer Lyon
  • Outfill Arrays: (12) Meyer Lyon
  • Frontfill: (8) Meyer Leopard
  • Subwoofers: Meyer 1100-LFC (12 flown, 12 stacked), (24) 1100
  • Processing: (14) Galileo Callisto


  • Console: DiGiCo SD7 w/Waves plug-ins and Optocore (120+ inputs)
  • Recording: Waves MGB/Reaper DAW


  • Console: DiGiCo SD7
  • IEMs: Shure PSM1000, Jerry Harvey Audio in-ears
  • Speakers: (12) d&b audiotechnik J8, (8) d&b M2, d&b V-Subs, L-Acoustics V-Sub
  • Mics: Telefunken M80 w/Shure Axient wireless (Justin Bieber’s vocals), Telefunken M82’s (kick), M80’s (snares), Telefunken M60s (hi-hats, rides).
  • DI Boxes: Radial

Tour Notes:

Justin Bieber’s Purpose world tour, in support of the artist’s fourth studio album by the same name, launched March 9, 2016 and wrapped up with a July 2 show in London. While shows slated for late summer and fall, 2017, were canceled for “unforeseen circumstances,” including a final swing through North America and a few shows in the Far East, the tour still racked up an impressive cumulative total show dates (150), crowds (2.78 million attendees) and ticket gross ($256.4 million).