Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are planning a major tour this summer, sources involved in the negotiations told Rolling Stone. Talks are still in the early stages but what we know at this point is the tour as currently planned would include 11 to 13 stadium dates.
Via Rolling Stone:
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.”12 Albums We’re Looking Forward to in 2013: Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’**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 albumThe 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”
Additional reporting by Steve Knopper
I saw Jay Z in concert about 10 years ago and it was awesome. I am not sure if I would have the desire to see Justin in concert though. I love his sound and his voice but I don’t know if I would enjoy a concert. Either way, this tour is going to make big bucks. Damn, Jay and Bey on tour in the same summer? $$$$$$