After conquering the pop charts, the box office, and the hearts of millions of fans around the world, a slightly tougher Justin Bieber dons the black leather jacket debuted in his recent “Boyfriend” video and comes to Brooklyn. As much as we love his albums—June’s Believe is about as good any pop album 2012 has yet to offer (the possible exception being opener Carly Rae Jepsen’s Kiss)—18-year-old Bieber is just as strong live, moving across the stage with nearly as much grace as his mentor Usher. Always a showman, he’ll pull someone from the audience when the set reaches “One Less Lonely Girl” and prove the title correct. Maybe tonight that could you be you.
Mon., Nov. 12, 7 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 7, 2012