A gig listing which suggested that Beyonce and Justin Timberlake were set to play an intimate concert together in London has been confirmed as a fake.
Yesterday, the Songkick listings website posted details of a show to be held by the pair at London’s 500-capacity venue The Garage on March 31, but Ticketscript have now confirmed that that the event will not take place and was posted by mistake.
The listing was only set up to test their system, they said in a statement, and was never meant to be seen by members of the public. “There has been a lot of news and social media coverage generated today from an event that appeared on Songkick briefly yesterday morning,” they said. “The event in question listed Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Toto as headliners at an event at The Garage. This is not a real event. Ticketscript would like to apologise for any confusion and inconvenience that this may have caused.
“This event was set up in the Ticketscript system as a test event. Unfortunately the data was then connected to Songkick and was published on the Songkick website,” they added. “Ticketscript would like to reiterate that this was a test of the functionality in our system and was never intended for the public domain. We are reviewing our procedures to ensure that this cannot happen again. The event does not exist. Songkick had no knowledge of this event and Ticketscript provided this information in error. ”
Earlier this week, Timberlake announced that he will play a surprise gig at The Forum in north London immediately after performing at the Brits next Wednesday (February 20). The singer will release his comeback album, ‘The 20/20 Experience’, will be released on March 18. The LP is the first new music from the singer-turned-actor and Myspace entrepreneur since his second solo effort ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ in 2006.
Justin Timberlake’s upcoming special London show at The Forum has sold-out in minutes with fans racing to snap up the rare chance to see the singer perform in the UK.
The ‘Suit & Tie’ hitmaker will be taking to the stage at The Forum in Kentish Town next Thursday to headline a one-off concert, just hours after Justin performs at the BRIT Awards. It seems fans couldn’t wait to see the singer perform for the first time in six years as tickets for the gig sold-out in minutes after going on sale on Friday morning.
Justin’s appearance in the UK next week will no doubt help push sales of his comeback album, The 20/20 Experience, which is released on March 18 and features Jay-Z and production from Timbaland.
Fans who didn’t manage to snap up any tickets for Justin’s show on February 20 may still have another chance to see him again with reports that he could be touring with Beyonce towards the end of March.
A listing on music site Songkick claimed Justin and Beyonce would be performing together at a show at The Garage in Islington, however, the post was quickly removed and there has been no other word on the gig.
He’s idolized by fans across the globe, but according to Justin Timberlake his celebrity status has cost him numerous close friendships down the years.
The 32-year old singer and actor recently returned to the music scene after a seven year absence with the release of new single ‘Suit & Tie’ – the first track from forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience.
But while he celebrated his comeback with a rousing performance at the Grammy’s last weekend, the former N* Sync star admits life in the spotlight has damaged his ability to form new friendships – and ended plenty of old ones.
“The older you get, the more you realise people come in and out of your life and you realise that person changed or that person wasn’t exactly who I thought they were,” he told Rolling Stone. “And I found with friends, close friends that have come and gone in my life, they’re like, ‘Oh, you changed.’
“Everything else around you changed, you’re still the same person. If you want to say that I didn’t have to worry about a paparazzi following me around in my car has made me change, then yeah, I’m sorry, I’ve changed but I didn’t know what that was like before.”
He added: “I was just a young person trying to express myself. It’s just a crazy world that we live in. I don’t want to paint a picture that’s jaded or anything because I’m super happy to be back and doing it and I have a great time where ever I go.
“But the things around you change the older you get and that’s just life.”
Justin – who tied the knot with actress Jessica Biel in Italy last October – also admitted that his lengthy hiatus from music had nothing to do with his desire to pursue a movie career in films such as ‘Bad Teacher,’ ‘Friends With Benefits’ and ‘In Time.’
“I would have taken a break regardless of if I would’ve done films or not because my last record was all-consuming and to go on tour like that, for me, I will not be the type of artist that puts out 10 to 15 albums,” he said.
“That’s just not who I am. They’re really special to me. I write music all the time, but until you really feel that desperate need to shout from the rooftops and express yourself in that way, I just kind of keep it to myself.
“I enjoy making music so much that if it doesn’t come out, that’s okay.”
finally the wait is over, the suit and tie video is now here
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.”
another source :
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.
(Ed note: During Grammy week, Justin Timberlake sat down with two high school students, Cameron Capers from Atlanta and Allison Spice from San Diego. The two students are alumni of Grammy Camp, a music industry program for students from around the nation. Timberlake, a big proponent of music education, spoke with Spice and Capers for 35 minutes following his Grammy rehearsals on Friday at L.A.’s Staples Center.)
You could do any interview, why speak with us?
Because I like talking to people who love music. I don’t necessarily do a lot of interviews anymore because a lot of times, a writer will interview you for an editorial piece and – this happened to me when I was younger – you end up reading the article and it becomes more about them than it even is about the subject. So you feel them projecting those thoughts on you or whatever objective they have. Sonia [his publicist] brought it up and I said, “Yeah, I’d much rather talk to somebody who is younger than me that was excited about music and wanted to talk about music rather than have to sit around and answer questions that have nothing to do with even the Grammys or anything.” It’s like, “So what’s your favorite pasta? What you do in your free time?” “Stuff that I don’t want to tell you, like private stuff; you know what private means, right?” I come from a humble beginning, but when you spend that much time in the business, you realize that there’s a whole other thing going around you that really has nothing to do with you.
And for me, it’s always nice to talk with young people who really love music and are interested in the expression of it or the art of it. You’ll see; the older you get, the more you realize people come in and out of your life and you realize that person changed or that person wasn’t exactly who I thought they were. And I found with friends, close friends that have come and gone in my life, they’re like, “Oh, you changed.” Everything else around you changed, you’re still the same person. If you want to say that I didn’t have to worry about a paparazzi following me around in my car has made me change, then yeah, sorry, I’ve changed, but I didn’t know what that was like before. I was just a young person trying to express myself. It’s just a crazy world that we live in. I don’t want to paint a picture that’s jaded or anything because I’m super happy to be back and doing it and I have a great time wherever I go. But the things around you change the older you get and that’s just life.
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What made you come back now?
This is one of those times when stuff gets projected onto you. I would have taken a break regardless of if I would’ve done films or not because my last record was all-consuming and to go on tour like that, for me, I will not be the type of artist that puts out 10 to 15 albums. That’s just not who I am. They’re really special to me. I write music all the time, but until you really feel that desperate need to shout from the rooftops and express yourself in that way, I just kind of keep it to myself. I enjoy making music so much that if it doesn’t come out, that’s okay. If I get to listen to it in my car by myself, I’m just as happy because I get to hear something that I made. I’m not so caught up in the fact that you have to be in the center of attention. For me, when I do have something that I’m ready to express, I’m gonna burrow through whatever to get it heard. But for me, the journey along the way is really the most fun part; it’s not about the outcome. It’s really about making something that feels authentic. That’s the one place you can do that.
What does making music mean to you?
[The studio] really is one place that you can still go to that you can be completely free, at least in my opinion. You can lock yourself in a room and make a whole other world. I’m 32 and I still love it as much as I did when I was 18, so that should tell you amazing how it is.
Can you give us a preview of the new album?
There are 10 songs on this one, but the average length of each song is seven, eight minutes. We made it to listen from top to bottom. It’s not so much a narrative or a story, but sonically we really made it to listen from top to bottom.
Would you say you and Timbaland have the same perspective?
My relationship with Tim is a relationship that I have with nobody else in the world. We’re like brothers, really. You have friends like that, friends you don’t have to say much to, but you know they just get who you are. That’s the relationship I have with Tim, where we go in the studio and kind of don’t even speak to each other. He’ll start tinkering around or I’ll start playing some chords and start tinking around with some loop of something and that’ll give him an idea and then we’ll start looping it and then I’ll start humming a melody and then we just ping-pong an idea back and forth. And I have that relationship with Pharrell a little bit as well. But my relationship with Tim is very unique; we share the same perspective that we always want to make something that reminds us of music that we love, but at the same time is something we’ve never heard before. You talk about making this record; we encapsulated ourselves in the studio and I didn’t tell anybody. 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.
i gave you videos (which got taken down…..boooo) last night, so I’ll give you photos today. Hope you enjoy. there are hundreds!!!
…. and I know there are some haters, but can we just say how stunning Mrs.Timberlake looks? simply gorgeous
so i went on itunes to buy a pretty reckless song (loveeee them) and happened to notice you can preorder 20/20…. however, when i clicked, you can purchase track nine “mirrors” which is a great song. go buy it.