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Justin Bieber at the Barclays Center

Bieber to play Barclays!

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You better Beliebe it!

Grammy-nominated pop superstar Justin Bieber is coming to the Barclays Center this fall, according to arena officials who announced that the 18-year-old heartthrob — potentially the most famous Canadian of all-time — will perform at the Prospect Heights venue on Nov. 2.

“Justin Bieber is more than a great performer, he’s an icon for his generation,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “Justin’s show at Barclays Center furthers our goal to deliver artists that reflect the diverse talent of Brooklyn.”

Bieber’s stop in Brooklyn is part of his “Believe” tour across North America to promote his latest album.

Fans afflicted with Biebermania can purchase tickets for the show online starting on June 2.

But the teen singing sensation — who rose to prominence after being discovered on YouTube in 2007 — won’t be the first A-lister to perform at the Brooklyn Nets’ future home on Atlantic and Flatbush avenues.

Eight-time Grammy award-winner and Brooklyn legend Barbra Streisand WIll play two homecoming shows at the $1-billion arena in October.

Other musicians coming to the 18,200-seat venue include rap mogul and Nets part-owner Jay-Z, who’ll open the Barclays Center on Sept. 28, Rush, and Leonard Cohen.

Reach reporter Daniel Bush at dbush@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow him at twitter.com/dan_bush.

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Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Unfortunately, his performance will not change how that arena came to be, and that will be despite how well he does, though I actually find him to be overrated.
May 23, 2012, 5:46 pm
Tai Barzilai from Pleasantvillle, NY says:
I'd love to shoot my squooge all over his nubile, young azz. I'd teach him the meaning of a hot cream sandwich!
Ha, welcome pleasantville my hot, nubile, young boy azz.
May 24, 2012, 4:30 am
Bay Ridger from Bay Ridge says:
I think the arena is great for all Brooklyners. Let's enjoy!
May 24, 2012, 10 am
Samantha from Brooklyn says:
Justin Beiber will never be know as an icon. He is a talentless young boy who never should have reached these heights. I have found him to be rude to fans and generally not very nice. Fame has not suited this boy. The Barclay Center has taken away a great deal from people who live in that area. The congestion will be horrific.
May 24, 2012, 1:02 pm
Samantha from Brooklyn says:
Justin Beiber will never be know as an icon. He is a talentless young boy who never should have reached these heights. I have found him to be rude to fans and generally not very nice. Fame has not suited this boy. The Barclay Center has taken away a great deal from people who live in that area. The congestion will be horrific.
May 24, 2012, 1:02 pm
Jeny Griffin from Taylor Greenway says:
We like your sing but can you be my boyfriend yre or no
May 31, 2012, 11:16 am
JD123 from Prospect Heights says:
Tal, that was a tasteless and disgusting post. Shame on you.

Back to the topic at hand, though, who cares if Bieber is a good musician. His performance at Barclays is good for Brooklyn and good for the economy and helping people out of work make some money on the night of the show. Quit being so cynical . . . you lost. At the end of the day, Barclays will be a very popular destination. People are not going to hold a grudge against the process like you do. Sorry to disappoint you.
July 22, 2012, 2:05 pm

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