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Fans upset by Bieber show delay
The 02 has apologised to young fans after teenage superstar Justin Bieber was nearly two hours late on stage at his latest concert.
The Canadian artist was opening the first of four nights at the London venue but failed to start his performance until nearly 10.30pm, hundreds of Twitter users have complained.
Parents used the social media site to criticise the 19-year-old, who was booed by the audience, for leaving young fans waiting on a school night.
At 11.36pm, the official account for the 02 tweeted: "Justin Bieber is now on stage and apologises for the lateness of his show". It later added: "Sorry to all the Justin Bieber fans for the lateness of his show tonight. The Tube will still be running when the show finishes."
An official account for Transport for London warned of busy trains on the Jubilee line following the concert, with the last train at 12.15am. But many youngsters were forced to miss the gig altogether in order to get their last train out of London.
Father Wayne Parsonage tweeted that he ended up missing Bieber's performance so he could make the last train home, and later added: "Discusting!! Waste of my time and money...never again."
Tracey Wilson, from Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, took her teenage daughter, who has school the next day, to the concert. The pair were left stranded after missing their train home and instead had to be collected by her husband.
She told BBC 5 live that the support acts overran by around 20 minutes to 8.50pm, finally followed by Bieber one-and-a-half hours later. She said: "There was no apology to say why or I'm really sorry or to say something's happened. It's disgusting. ...It got to about 9.30 and they were starting to boo, you'd think someone would have come on then."
Louise Cooper, who had taken her nine-year-old daughter to the show, said fans were in tears outside the venue after they were forced to miss most of the concert in order to get home. She said: "The ladies sitting with us had to leave after 20 minutes and they had spent 70 quid each on a ticket, which is really bad. There were teenage girls crying outside. And there were a lot of parents who had dropped off their children at the show who had gone to pick them up again and were outside and didn't know what was going on."
The world-wide Believe tour has already stopped in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Nottingham.