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Justin Bieber's Purpose tour will commence on 9 March 2016VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

It has been two years since he was last on the road but Justin Bieber will be heading out again on his Purpose tour. Announcing the news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on 10 November, the Sorry singer revealed he will be touring his forthcoming album in March 2016.

In promotion of Purpose, which is set for release on 13 November, the 21-year-old will commence his new tour on 9 March 2016 but further dates and ticket details are yet to be released. The Canadian singer even forgot the information he was meant to relay to the talk show host, saying: "I'm actually going on a tour."

He then joked: "This was the only thing I had to remember, and I don't remember it. What am I doing? I'm here to promote an album and a tour." Purpose will be Bieber's first tour since his exhaustive 2012 jaunt in promotion of his Believe album, which spanned 162 dates and is reported to have grossed an estimated $149m (£98.1m) worldwide.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber used his former relationship with Selena Gomez as inspiration for songs on his new album Reuters/Danny Moloshok

The Purpose album will feature Bieber's recent hit singles including What Do You Mean?, Sorry and Where Are U Now, in addition to collaborations with Big Sean, Travis Scott and songwriting credits from Ed Sheeran. Bieber will have a chart battle on his hands as boy band One Direction are also releasing their fifth studio album, Made In The AM, on the same day.

During his interview with DeGeneres, Bieber gave hope to a reconciliation with his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, admitting: "We have a lot of history together and I am sure it could possibly happen. I think we are both just on our own journeys and figuring ourselves out and I think maybe once we figure ourselves out we can come back and make an awesome duo or she finds someone awesome and I'll find someone awesome. I just want her to be happy."

Bieber also revealed three songs on the album, Sorry, What Do You Mean? and Mark My Words were inspired by his relationship with Gomez. The singer explained: "There's a lot of stuff that reminds me of her. In relationships, you see something on TV and you're like remember when we used to watch this."

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