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Hong Kong gigs

Justin Bieber playing Hong Kong, but only for Calvin Klein's guests

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 May, 2015, 5:44pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 May, 2015, 11:34pm

Hong Kong Beliebers, we hope you're sitting down for this one. Superstar Justin Bieber will be performing at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on June 11, but this won't be your usual ticketed concert. 

Calvin Klein Jeans is hosting the blockbuster concert, and invitations will be distributed through the brand. Calvin Klein's link to 30-time platinum-selling Bieber is obvious: the pop star is one of the faces of their advertising campaign this season. 

Along with Dutch supermodel Lara Stone, Bieber features in Calvin Klein Underwear adverts, stripped down to his pants and revealing a tableau of tattoos and what appears to be enlarged, rather embarrassingly Photoshopped muscles.

The images might prompt older readers to recall the iconic CK ads featuring model Kate Moss and Marky Mark, but in the internet age, it's the comparisons of Bieber's image pre-and-post Photoshopping that spread like wildfire.

The last time Bieber played in Hong Kong was in 2011; he gave a concert at the Cotai Arena in Macau in 2013 as part of his 'Believe' tour.

With such a huge Bieber fan base in Hong Kong, we're expecting more than the usual level of frenzy.  

So what to do if you not skilled at acquiring tickets by unscrupulous means or you have no friends working for Calvin Klein?

You could join the sweaty, fevered pack of screaming teenage girls who will inevitably be stationed outside the venue on the night hoping to catch a glimpse of the star, or else follow the concert through social media via the hashtag #calvinkleinlive. 

Editor's note: this story was amended at 11.35pm on May 28 to delete a reference to  Bieber performing  with "a superstar line-up (the rest are yet to be announced".