Bieber Tops Concert Axe Poll

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August 13, 2010 | 1:20pm EST

Teen sensation Justin Bieber has received an unlikely honor – he has topped a list of the most bizarre concert cancellations.

The Baby hitmaker’s show in Sydney, Australia in April was axed by police over safety fears when thousands of young fans descended on the area and hundreds became “distressed” amid frenzied scenes.

The incident saw off competition from British singer Morrissey – his decision to cancel an entire tour of Canada last year in protest at the country’s seal hunting came second in the poll for men’s magazine Esquire.

Meat Loaf came third after he cut short a gig in Newcastle, England in 2007 due to “exhaustion” – then announced he was retiring from music immediately. The Bat Out of Hell hitmaker changed his mind a few days later and resumed his tour.

The top five was rounded out by The Brian Jonestown Massacre – who cancelled a show when lead singer Anton Newcombe’s girlfriend was heckled during a solo set – and Belgian duo Soulwax, who cut short a concert in Liverpool, England when the band began brawling with security staff.