Post Malone and Moxie Raia were announced today as the openers for Justin Bieber on the North American leg of his Purpose World Tour. The tour kicks off in two days at the Key Arena in Seattle, Wash., and will play for 64 dates across the United States and Canada. Things wrap up on July 19, where the tour finishes with a two-night run at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Bieber originally announced the tour back in Nov., but held off on giving away the openers until today.
The news comes in the wake of a much-publicized friendship between Post and Bieber. The “White Iverson” rapper showed up on Bieber's Instagram back in January, when the pair promised they had “something special coming.” It's not clear if he was referring to the tour or even a yet-to-be-announced collaboration. He also popped up in another Bieber Instagram two weeks ago, where they playfully stabbed each other with oversized utensils.
Post Malone's debut album is supposedly dropping this month (although a firm release date is still forthcoming), so the timing really couldn't be better for him. He also made a brief appearance on Kanye West's album The Life of Pablo last month on the song “Fade.”
Singer Moxie Raia also has a project dropping this month, a mixtape titled 931. She sounded off about her excitement on Twitter earlier.
The huge exposure both openers get from the tour is sure to help their projects cut through the noise. You can check out all the dates for Bieber's tour here.