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04/18/2013 11:00 am ET

Justin Bieber Cancels Show In Middle East; Rumors Claim Low Ticket Sales, Too-Sexy Routine

Justin Bieber cancelled yet another tour date on his Believe world tour, and rumors abound as to why the latest show was axed.

On Tuesday Bieber announced the cancellation of his May 6 show in Muscat, Oman at Al-Wattayah Stadium, according to E! News. Tour promoter Alive Entertainment released a statement regarding the gig, saying that another show has been added in the Middle East.

"Alive Entertainment regret[s] to announce that the Justin Bieber in Oman show will no longer take place—due to overwhelming regional demand a second show in Dubai has today been announced for May 5th," the statement read.

Now, Bieber will perform in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on May 4 and 5 at The Sevens Stadium.

The rumor mill has been churning over why exactly the 19-year-old had to cancel the show in Oman, with low ticket sales and a sexy routine among the speculated reasons.

Naughty But Nice Rob reported that sources claim Bieber had low Middle East ticket sales outside of Dubai. That follows what happened to Bieber in March, when the "Nothing Like Us" singer reportedly had to cancel a concert in Portugal due to "insufficient demand."

At least one tabloid report claims it wasn't low ticket sales that caused the cancellation, but Bieber's sexy routine.

“Many people here were horrified by what they had heard about Bieber," a source from Oman allegedly told The Daily Star. “People didn’t want him coming to Oman. He was called a reprobate and words were used like debauchery and Haraam, which in Islam means a sinful act that displeases God ... In Islamic countries you can’t run around with your shirt off.”

The Huffington Post has reached out to Def Jam for comment.

Bieber's Believe tour has hit quite a few speed bumps since it kicked off in September. Amidst talk of hard-partying and a Twitter meltdown, the Canadian superstar fainted during a London show in March. He required oxygen, but managed to finish the show with some low-energy performances.

Still, Billboard reports the North American leg of Bieber's tour alone grossed over $54 million from 727,392 tickets sold for 49 concerts.

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