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Pop star Justin Bieber is performing a free show in Oslo, Norway and has put local police on high alert as thousands of screaming girls rush to see the “Boyfriend” singer.
Billboard reports that Bieber has been trying to calm his fans on Twitter ahead of the show, which is scheduled to start at 9:20pm local time.
“NORWAY - please listen to the police,” he wrote. “I dont want anyone getting hurt. I want everything to go to plan but your safety must come first...”
After giving the details to the show, which will be held at the famous Opera House in Oslo, Bieber explains, “...the show is part of my #AroundTheWorld TV special and I will be doing 6 songs, 4 new, 2 old before i leave. BUT.......for the show to happen u must all listen to the police. we are all concerned for your safety and i want what is best for u. please listen.”
He adds, “and tonight we will have some fun. love you and im excited to see you all. NORWAY...THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME! #BELIEVE.”
According to NRK news service, police held a press conference, telling people not to go to the concert just to create chaos. They also said that they hope Bieber will get the show started early. Police also criticized the decision to have the concert on the roof of the Opera House in the first place.
Police official Kare Stølen said that the roof “has clear space limitations.”
TMZ also notes that police have considered declaring a state of emergency because of the chaos Bieber’s show could cause.
In the following video, you can see just how excited the young fans are to see Bieber in Norway, as they rush through traffic to catch up to a car that could have Bieber inside.
Bieber’s Around The World special will air on NBC on June 21.