IMPACT: Justin Timberlake
In celebration of his return to music, the multi-talented Justin Timberlake has been named our IMPACT artist. His latest album, The 20/20 Experience, comes out on March 19. His first release, “Suit & Tie,” took us all back in time. Justin celebrated a bandleader look and the world loved it — the song broke sales records. The album’s romantic second single, “Mirrors,” puts us front and center in his relationship with new wife Jessica Biel.
Timberlake says his throwback presentation on his best-selling single “Suit & Tie” was inspired by the halcyon days of the Rat Pack on the Vegas Strip. “Not to compare ourselves to those guys, but just the fun that they had,” Justin said. “I was picturing like, being at the Sands in Vegas and saying, ‘Oh, Jay-Z’s in the house tonight. Uh, let’s have him come up and do a number. Why don’t you go ahead and get out of your seat, Hov?’ That’s more or less where it came from.”
Justin will hit the road this summer on his Legends of the Stadium Tour with Jay-Z. Things kick off in Toronto in July and bring the heat to twelve U.S. cities. According to a statement from Live Nation, the tour’s organizer, the duo’s arena run will include New York’s Yankee Stadium, Boston’s Fenway Park and San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.
July 17 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
July 19 New York, NY Yankee Stadium**
July 22 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
July 26 San Francisco, CA Candlestick Park
July 28 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
July 31 Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium
August 4 Hershey, PA Hershey Stadium
August 6 Detroit, MI Ford Field
August 8 Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium
August 10 Boston, MA Fenway Park
August 13 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
August 16 Miami, FL Sun Life Stadium