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.
so, dumb blond over here <<< , i changed my password for my email account, and never applied it , therefor I wasn’t getting emails for like two weeks and didnt think anything of it. Meanwhile I was in fact getting emails with photos the entire time lol. so here they are!!!
enjoy!!!, he is so amazing!
Last year’s splashiest new beer launch was Bud Light Platinum. Anheuser-Busch InBev blanketed the airwaves with ads for its beverage, which comes in a sleek, dark-blue bottle and has 2 percent more alcohol than its mother brand. Almost immediately, the new brew became the subject of ironic fascination in the blogosphere. “Tastes weird, more filling, sells like crazy,” Amos Barshad wrote on BuzzFeed in a piece entitled, “The Triumph of Bud Light Platinum, Millennium Party Fuel.”
AB InBev (BUD) tried to capitalize on the brand’s popularity by hiring the multifaceted entertainer Justin Timberlake as the brand’s “creative director.” “Bud Light Platinum brings a refined, discerning aesthetic to beer that plays well with what I’m doing,” Timberlake mused in a statement. “I’m looking forward to not only being a part of the creative process, but in bringing other talented musicians to the forefront as well.”
Then, on Tuesday, AB InBev released disheartening news about the brand: Platinum’s growth slackened in the first quarter of 2013, compared with its “exceptionally strong” first three months of last year when the new light beer was unveiled.
In other words, Bud Light Platinum seems to be a victim of its own success. Or perhaps Bud Light drinkers put more of a premium on flavor than refinement. AB InBev said the decline of Platinum was “partially offset” by the growth of Bud Light Lime Straw-ber-Rita and Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita, both of which also made their debuts last year to considerable wonderment.
Or could it be that they want more alcohol? Lime-A-Rita has 2 percent more than Platinum. Who needs a creative director when you have that as a selling point?
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.”
Justin Timberlake has just announced that he is teaming up with MasterCard for a two year partnership focused on brand collaboration and making unforgettable experiences!
“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,” the 32-year-old entertainer said in a statement. “MasterCard is a respected global brand and I look forward to working with them to bring something truly unique to their cardholders.”
Justin will be kicking off the partnership this Sunday evening (May 5) with a special concert at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom exclusively for MasterCard cardholders. Fans can sign up now at Priceless.com to find out how to get tickets for the special show.
This isn’t the first partnership for Justin, who has used his strategic deals with Bud Light Platinum and Target, in addition to his role as creative director of Myspace, to help move his album The 20/20 Experience to sales of nearly 2 million copies.
Wiz Khalifa gave rap fans a bit of an inside scoop this week, revealing in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid that Taylor Gang signee, Juicy J, is collaborating with Justin Timberlake on his upcoming album.
As credible of a source as they come, Wiz Khalifa told listeners that J’s new work, entitled Stay Trippy, will be a “real hood album” but will still mix in pop and R&B influences; calling on none other than pop’s golden boy to get the job done. “He’s breaking his back to give that old sound mixed with the new. Nothing forced or anything like that but make it a real, well rounded project,” Wiz said.
J previously revealed that he’s working with 2 Chainz and The Weeknd on his album. Now, with the announcement of JT, listeners can anticipate a well rounded sound.
Although a seemingly odd couple, JT and Juciy J have had collaborative success before. Back in 2006, Timberlake tapped Three 6 Mafia for a feature on the song “Chop Me Up,” a Timbaland produced track on Justin’s massively successful FutureSex/LoveSounds album.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel will co-host a Barack Obama fund-raising reception being thrown by Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman next month, it has been revealed.
According to the New York Post, the US president is expected to appear May 13 at the DNC reception, being held at the Manhattan home of Weinstein and Chapman.
The intimate party is billed to include fewer than 65 guests with tickets costing 32,400 dollars per couple.