No Grammy nods for Bieber, but more tour dates

Pictured: Justin Bieber performs at Z100’s Jingle Ball 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday Dec. 7. The singer recently announced that he is extending his Believe Tour. (Photo/AP)

Fans of Justin Bieber have expressed outrage over the fact that the Canadian pop star was shut out of this year’s Grammy Award nominations.

But, they can take solace in the recent news that Bieber will extend his Believe Tour through August — including a stop at the XL Center in Hartford on July 18.

Tickets to the show, which cost $95-$45, go on sale Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

The ‘Boyfriend’ singer kicked off his mammoth world tour in September, selling out most dates with performances in North America and Canada.

Responding to the Grammy snub, Bieber, who has sold millions of albums worldwide, took to Twitter with the message: “And i met what i said at the end. finally answered about the grammys. I got you guys. that is all i need. Im all good (sic).”

His manager, Scooter Braun, was a bit more adamant.

“The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over. This time he deserved to be recognized and I don’t really have any kind, nice, positive things to say about a decision I don’t agree with. Looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer,” he said in a series of Tweets.

Scott Gargan