Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Planning Stadium Tour
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are planning a major stadium tour this summer, sources involved in the negotiations tell Rolling Stone. While talks are still ongoing, the tour as currently planned would include 11 to 13 stadium dates.
Timberlake hinted Saturday on Twitter that something was in the works, writing, “Big news coming after Justin’s Grammys performance.” According to the New York Post, Timberlake said, somewhat vaguely, on the red carpet before the Grammys, “We’re definitely going to go on tour . . . I don’t know how much I should say. . . . It’s going to be a lot of fun, I know that.”
The two stars have appeared on stage together a few times recently for performances of Timberlake’s Hov-assisted comeback single “Suit & Tie.” Jay joined Timberlake during a show in New Orleans over Super Bowl weekend, the pop-star’s first live show in nearly five years; and the duo also joined forces for a rendition of the cut at this weekend’s Grammy Awards.
Timberlake’s highly anticipated new album The 20/20 Experience is set for a March 19th release. Be sure to check out our exclusive interview with the pop star, where he talks about his return to music and how he and long-time producer Timbaland put together the new LP: “We encapsulated ourselves in the studio and I didn’t tell anybody,” Timberlake said. “I was just like, ‘Let’s make some music without all the hoopla of, like expectations. Let’s just make something that feels genuine from us.’ And I’m glad we were able to do that way because, for me, it’s the best stuff I’ve ever done.”
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Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are packing up their suits and ties for a 10-city tour, according to several media reports.
The Pop/Rap duo have taken to the stage twice in the past month — once during Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans and most recently at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, both times performing Timberlake’s comeback track “Suit and Tie,” off his upcoming album “The 20/20 Experience.”
According to People.com, Timberlake and Jay-Z are said to be lining up stops in at least 10 cities during a stadium tour together.
While neither artist’s camp could be reached for comment, the New York Post said Timberlake made the admission on the Grammy red carpet.
“We’re definitely going to go on tour . . . I don’t know how much I should say . . . It’s going to be a lot of fun, I know that,” Timberlake reportedly told the Post.
Timberlake would not elaborate on who makes up the “we” but several media reports claim it will be Jay-Z.
Sunday’s Grammy performance marked Timberlake’s return to the music scene after a nearly seven year hiatus. Timberlake spent the past few years developing his movie career with starring roles in “The Social Network” and “Friends With Benefits.”
“Suit & Tie,” to be released on March 19, is part of Timberlake’s third solo album.