Justin Timberlake and Jessie J are among the headline acts for this year’s iTunes Festival in London, it has been revealed.
More than 60 acts will be performing throughout September at London’s Roundhouse for the free series of events.
Also on the bill, as the first batch of names was released, are Queens of the Stone Age, Primal Scream, Thirty Seconds To Mars and Jake Bugg.
Jessie J – who is also a coach on BBC1’s The Voice – axed a tour earlier this year because she did not want to play the sell-out shows before the release of her album, which had been delayed.
But the singer, who famously shaved her head to raise money for Comic Relief, hinted that fans can look
She said: ‘I’ll be back with new music, a new look and a party you’re all invited to.’
And Primal Scream’s Bobbie Gillespie added of their highly-anticipated performance: ‘We’re gonna levitate the Roundhouse, turn it into a flying saucer and blast off.’
Also on the bill are Phoenix and Jack Johnson, with others to be announced over the coming weeks.
Jack Johnson added: ‘I’ve seen a lot of great shows over the years thanks to the iTunes Festival, so it will be fun to be on the other side of the broadcast this year.
‘I hope you can tune in and watch our set. Aloha!’
Apple executive Eddy Cue said: ‘This year’s iTunes Festival is the best ever with an incredible line-up of global superstars and stellar emerging artists.
‘We’re honoured so many renowned artists are part of this year’s lineup.’
Fans can apply for tickets at Itunes.com/festival and the performances are also being streamed online.
Jessie J and James Arthur to support Justin Timberlake
Jessie J and James Arthur are set to support Justin Timberlake in Dublin.
The ‘Domino’ hitmaker and ‘X Factor’ winner are delighted to be joining the ”legend” of a singer when he plays at Phoenix Park in the Irish capital on Wednesday July 10 during his European string of shows.
Uploading a picture of the poster, which shows Justin’s face and the support acts listed below, James wrote on his Twitter: ”Ladies and gents I am happy to announce I will be supporting the legend that is @jtimberlake 10th July at Phoenix Park #LOVE
”And @jessiej too two of my favourite artists in the world this is a very proud moment for me.. Thanks for all of your support guys seriously (sic)”
Jessie, 25, shared her excitement in a more subtle way, posting the same photo along with the caption: ”Ohhh weeee this summer is looking delicious! (sic)”
The ‘Mirrors’ hitmaker is keeping busy this summer with a string of shows, including a one-off gig and US stadium tour ‘Legends of Summer’ with rapper Jay-Z – who features in Justin’s comeback single ‘Suit & Tie’ – ahead of his The 20/20 Experience World Tour later this year.
Speaking about the tour, Justin recently said: ”Speaking to Myspace, he said: ”We still haven’t put the show together, but it’s gonna be a lot of fun. It’s going to be a musical show.
”We’re both on this thing where we’re not into a lot of tricks. We just want to come play and like I said, fry everybody’s face off with the songs and everybody have a great time. Almost festival style, you know?”
so I brought my camera….it died, tried using my ipod…. photos sucked… so I was left with my phone which wasnt fully charged. so this is what I got. I’m going to be posting ssome of my friends’ photos and videos shortly, when they all send me them!
I had such a good time at the show! it felt so good to be back in that state of mind, in my favorite city, seeing my favorite man <3
as you all know I attended this show ( thus why i tweeted the updates rather than update the site for two days)…. and i personally thought he was amazing!!!
Outfitted in what is fast becoming a trademark tux, and backed by an elaborate 11-man band, Timberlake exuded a well-tailored brand of soul. His voice, and demeanor, had a cool poise, an ease that came with a sly wink.
The show, an intimate one by this star’s standard, wasn’t open to the general public, only to MasterCard members. But it served as a promising tease for two more expansive concerts Timberlake will give on July 19 and 20, co-headlined by Jay-Z, at Yankee Stadium.
Even this down-sized show lasted an hour and 40 minutes, involving 18 songs batted out in brisk succession. Opening with the old hit “Like I Love You,” Timberlake pitched his arrangement at the ideal intersection of punchy and plush.
A four-man horn section gave the songs extra force while four backup singers helped the star prove the strength of his melodies.
In new songs, like “Pusher Love Girl,” “Suit and Tie” and “Mirrors,” Timberlake showed the range and grace of his falsetto. Along the way, he worked in some covers to acknowledge his songs’ sources, including Earth Wind and Fire’s “Shining Star” and the Jackson’s “Shake Your Body,” complete with a recreation of that group’s original dance moves.
Timberlake seldom broke the party mood with a ballad. But a slowed-down version of “What Goes Around” lent a layer of emotional grounding. Otherwise, the show soared on something lighter: a pop-soul style of pure charm.
NEW YORK — Justin Timberlake brought his smooth moves to the Roseland Ballroom on Sunday night.
The nattily dressed crooner performed for nearly two hours with his band, also dressed in suits — and some in ties — for some 3,000 fans.
He started his set by strumming the guitar to “Like I Love You,” and his falsetto kicked in on “My Love.”
“Anyone drunk yet?” he yelled before going into “Cry Me a River.”
He danced — alone and a lot — throughout the 15-song set, running to the keys for “Until the End of Time” and “Seniorita,” where he told the crowd, “You’re like an eight right now.” He said they were a nine when he followed with “That Girl” from his new album, the double platinum-seller “The 20/20 Experience.”
He thanked the crowd for supporting his first release in seven years and performed the hits “Suit and Tie” and “Mirrors.” Timberlake will release the album’s second half on Sept. 30.
The 32-year-old singer closed his concert for MasterCard with “SexyBack,” with Timbaland joining him onstage.
Timberlake’s wife, Jessica Biel, was in the audience as were Andy Samberg and engaged couple Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.
He will be performing for much larger audiences this summer. His stadium tour with Jay-Z kicks off July 17 in Toronto. Timberlake will launch a world tour in Montreal on Oct. 31.
31: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
13: PNC Arena, Raleigh
15: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
16: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
18: Fedex Forum, Memphis
19: Scottrade Center, St. Louis.
21: BOK Center, Tulsa
29: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
2: US Airways Center, Phoenix
4: American Airlines Center, Dallas
5: Toyota Center, Houston
11: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
12: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
14: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
15: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville
17: Philips Arena, Atlanta
19: Amway Center, Orlando
13: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
17: Key Arena, Seattle
22: Pepsi Center, Denver
7: FARGODOME, Fargo, N.D.
9: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
10: CenturyLink Center, Omaha
The ‘Suit & Tie’ singer hit the stage at the Roseland Ballroom on Sunday night where he performed tracks from his smash hit album ‘The 20/20 Experience,’ and while there were plenty of adoring fans in the audience, Justin was only interested in one lady in particular with wifey Jessica stealing his attention as he sang hit single ‘Mirrors.’
“Jessica was sitting in the balcony with Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. When Justin opened the show, he kept looking right at her,” an insider told the New York Post.
“And when he sang ‘Mirrors,’ he sang the lyrics directly up to Jessica.
“She knew the lyrics to all of his songs. It was so sweet. She was looking at him very lovingly.”
How cute! Meanwhile, Justin has given fans a treat this weekend after announcing the release date for part two of his latest album and also a world tour.
The news was broken by the man himself on his Instagram page on Sunday, in a picture that calls the record ‘Part 2 of 2′ – indicating that there will be no further components to the album once the second influx is out there.
The date will be a delight for fans, following rumours that they would have to wait right up until November to get their second dose of JT’s comeback tuneage.
I REALLY HOPE I WIN!!!! lol – jess
Get your suits and ties ready! Justin Timberlake is gliding to the Roseland Ballroom in New York City May 5.
Mastercard is celebrating their global partnership with JT by hosting the event that will be available only to MasterCard cardholders. The Priceless Cities program will grant cardholders access to handpicked experiences around the world, including exclusive access to concerts, theatre, restaurants, museums, and sporting events.
“I’m thrilled to be part of a collaboration that offers me the opportunity to connect and engage with fans and bring them closer to the music,” Timberlake said. “MasterCard is a respected global brand and I look forward to working with them to bring something truly unique to their cardholders.”
With the recent success of his third studio album The 20/20 Experience, the dapper singer/actor is also getting ready to embark on his Legends of the Summer tour alongside “Suit & Tie” collaborator Jay-Z.
The concert business is about to experience its most robust summer season in years. Early indicators point to a 20 percent increase in ticket sales when compared with 2012, according to Billboard, with multi-artist package tours — like the co-headlining duo of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z or the triple bill of 98 Degrees, New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, along with heritage acts like Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, Rush and The Rolling Stones — setting the pace.
Indeed, the last time Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and friends toured the U.S. (in late 2012 to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary), they grossed an average of nearly $8 million a night. With 18 arena shows kicking off May 3 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and ticket prices ranging from $170 for the cheap seats to $700 for a prime spot (with VIP package incentives going for $2,000-plus), it all points to another watershed achievement for the group of 70-somethings.
A more realistic take for an arena act is about $600,000 a night, with top-tier sellouts commanding closer to $1 million. Among those in the upper bracket is Beyonce, who looks to take a cue from last year’s top touring act, Madonna. Like the MDNA tour, which grossed $228 million for 72 sold-out shows, Beyonce gave potential ticket buyers a sneak peek of her Mrs. Carter Show at the Super Bowl. Campaigns for Pepsi and H&M and word of a new album followed, and now the four-month world tour is off and running, with the 28-date North American leg set to end at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in August.
After years of dramatic increases, ticket prices seem to be stabilizing as artists continue to push for more affordable price points to pack arenas with merchandise-buying fans. Even the Stones have lowered prices from their mid-2000’s peak. At the same time, secondary sellers like StubHub and TicketsNow often dictate what the market will bear. McCartney’s Out There tour, for example, boasts only nine U.S. dates and big buzz, yet tickets to some shows are going for as little as $40 on StubHub. Kid Rock priced all tickets to his Best Night Ever tour at $20 in a deal with Live Nation that calls for profit-sharing from parking, concessions and merch sales.
But not every act has the fan base to toy with creative ticket pricing. “It’s a balancing act and one of the hardest things we have to do in our jobs,” says David Galea, a 12-year booker at The Agency Group, which represents such bands as Muse, Nickelback, The Black Keys and Paramore. “If you’re overpricing your artist, ticket sales are going to suffer, but you don’t want to undervalue your artist, either. It’s tricky.”
To hedge risks, more tours are combining several acts — be it the Under the Influence tour, which brings together hip-hop newcomers Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky and Trinidad James, the Americanarama outing featuring Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket or co-headlining bills such as the Honda Civic Tour featuring Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson.
“These are acts that bridge five decades of music listeners,” says Galea. By growing the pool of potential ticket buyers, “you’ve got a lot of one-plus-one-equals-five.”
Wireless festival 2013 will see separate headline appearances from both Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z.
Justin will headline on Friday 12 July, which will be his only UK festival performance. He will be joined by Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, John Legend, Miguel and Frank Ocean.
Jay-Z will headline on Saturday 13 July which will be his only European performance this year.
The Saturday line-up includes Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Fresh and Calvin Harris.
This will be the festival’s first time being located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which was host to the Olympic Games last year, as opposed to the previous location of Hyde Park.
Tickets go on sale Friday 22 February at 9am. For more information, visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
Justin Timberlake also recently announced a one-off London show at Kentish Town’s Forum, which will take place after his performance at the BRITs.
Tickets for the show were priced at £50, and went on sale via Live Nation and Ticketmaster – but it wasn’t long before they sold out due to high demand.