Justin Bieber returns to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Wednesday. Learn five random facts about the pop star before his scheduled Iowa appearance.


Justin Bieber invades downtown Des Moines for his third performance in six years at Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday night.

The singer returns for one night only as part of the massive “Purpose” world tour in support of his November 2015 release of the same name.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know before heading downtown for the big show.

Traffic and parking 

Avoid evening rush hour traffic by coming downtown and getting parked early for the show. Parking is available at a first-come, first-serve basis at the Iowa Events Center for $7 a car. Show-goers can also park on the street and in private downtown garages.

Door and show times

Doors to Wells Fargo Arena are set to open at 6 p.m. and the show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Opening acts 

Two opening acts are slated to perform, according to the Iowa Events Center website. The first of two, New Jersey-based performer Moxie Raia, released her first mixtape, “931,” earlier this year. The second, the 20-year-old Post Malone, has worked with the likes of 2 Chainz and Jeremih on his debut mixtape, “August 26th.”

Set list

Reviews in cities such as Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Minneapolis indicate the set includes a heavy lift of tracks off Bieber’s latest record, “Purpose.” Songs like “Life Is Worth Living” and “Sorry” make the cut, as do old favorites such as “Baby.”


The Iowa Events Center released more tickets to the show on June 15, according to the venue Facebook page. As of Tuesday, those tickets are still for sale via the Iowa Events Center website starting at $55.50. Tickets are also for sale, starting at $80, via Stubhub.


According to, Wednesday’s set for a partly cloudy high of 97 degrees with zero percent chance of rain.

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