SUB. NEWS: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO KICK OFF THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE TOUR OCT 31

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One of this generation’s most-celebrated entertainers, Justin Timberlake, announced today he will kick off The 20/20 Experience World Tour starting this year on October 31.  After dominating the global charts with the release of his acclaimed new album, The 20/20 Experience, Timberlake will bring his electrifying live shows to fans with a worldwide tour that will run through 2014.  The Grammy® and Emmy® Award-winning artist’s first tour in six years will visit dozens of countries throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia.  The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation Global Touring.  Justin also revealed today the musical journey started on The 20/20 Experience will continue with the worldwide release of the new album on September 30, 2013.

The 20/20 Experience World Tour will kick off in North America starting on October 31 in Montreal, Quebec at the Bell Centre with dates lined up for Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta and more.  On-sale dates for this tour will be staggered with tickets for several shows going on sale starting on May 13 at 10 AM local time.  Justin Timberlake’s all-new fan club, The Tennessee Kids (#TNKids), will have access to a pre-sale starting on May 7 at 10 AM local time.  Fans should visit www.justintimberlake.com/tennesseekids to register for the fan club and receive a special code to access the pre-sale.  A pre-sale for MasterCard cardholders will begin on May 8 at 10 AM local time.  Cardholders will also have access to exclusive after shows in select markets as a part of the MasterCard Priceless Cities program.  Fans should visit www.priceless.com/justintimberlake for more information.

A full list of cities, venues and public on-sale dates is listed below.  For the latest information regarding pre-sale and on-sale dates, please visit www.justintimberlake.com or www.livenation.com.  Hashtag:  #JT2020TOUR

The 20/20 Experience, already hailed by critics as one of the year’s best albums, will continue with a second worldwide release this year on September 30.  Written and produced by Justin, the epic album will feature 10 all new songs that explore the sonic boundaries fans discovered with the music found on this year’s earlier release.

 

THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE WORLD TOUR

*All dates and venues below subject to change.  Additional dates to be announced.

 

Date                       City                                         Venue                                                      Public On-Sale

Oct 31                    Montreal, QC                         Bell Centre                                                May 13

Nov. 13                  Raleigh, NC                           PNC Arena                                               May 13

Nov. 15                  Nashville, TN                        Bridgestone Arena                                 May 17

Nov. 16                  Columbus, OH                      Nationwide Arena                                  May 17

Nov. 18                  Memphis, TN                        Fedex Forum                                            May 17

Nov. 19                  St. Louis, MO                        Scottrade Center                                      To Be Announced

Nov. 21                  Tulsa, OK                               BOK Center                                               May 13

Nov. 29                  Las Vegas, NV                      MGM Grand Garden Arena                 May 13

Dec. 2                     Phoenix, AZ                           US Airways Center                                May 17

Dec. 4                     Dallas, TX                              American Airlines Center                    May 13

Dec. 5                     Houston, TX                          Toyota Center                                          May 13

Dec. 11                   Indianapolis, IN                  Bankers Life Fieldhouse                       To Be Announced

Dec. 12                   Cleveland, OH                      Quicken Loans Arena                           To Be Announced

Dec. 14                   Pittsburgh, PA                      Consol Energy Center                            To Be Announced

Dec. 15                   Louisville, KY                        KFC Yum! Center                                    May 17

Dec. 17                   Atlanta, GA                            Philips Arena                                          May 13

Dec. 19                   Orlando, FL                           Amway Center                                        May 13

 

2014

Jan. 13                   Edmonton, AB                       Rexall Place                                            May 13

Jan. 17                   Seattle, WA                            Key Arena                                                 May 17

Jan. 22                  Denver, CO                            Pepsi Center                                              May 17

Feb. 7                     Fargo, ND                              FARGODOME                                         To Be Announced

Feb. 9                     St. Paul, MN                          Xcel Energy Center                                 To Be Announced

Feb. 10                   Omaha, NE                           CenturyLink Center                                To Be Announced

 

Justin’s first album in 7 years, The 20/20 Experience, has been certified Double Platinum in the United States and is the year’s fastest selling album.  It also earned Justin the biggest first week sales for a male artist in five years along with the third biggest digital debut in SoundScan history ranking just behind Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.  After its release, the critically-hailed album immediately soared to the #1 spot in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and across Asia.  It spent a rare three weeks at #1 in both the United States and United Kingdom and has so far produced two chart-topping singles with ‘Suit & Tie’ and ‘Mirrors.’  Internationally, the album hit the #1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries, stormed the UK charts to become the biggest debut of 2013 and earned Justin his first #1 album in Germany.  It also shattered iTunes records to become the fastest-selling album worldwide in their history.  The long-awaited release became one of Target’s top three best-selling albums in the past decade, topping first week sales of his last release FutureSex/LoveSounds. It also led Timberlake to become Target’s biggest selling male artist since 2002.

This year, Timberlake has made a series of headline-making appearances including well-received live performances during this year’s Grammy Awards and the Brit Awards in the UK, an interview on the long-running The Jonathan Ross Show in London and a performance and interview on Germany’s popular program called Wetten Dass.  He also delivered a ratings-busting hosting gig on Saturday Night Live where he helped the show reach a 14-month high in audience numbers and did a week-long guest spot on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon where ratings were driven up 33% over last year among the coveted 18-34 demographic.  Justin’s performances including several comedy sketches were often the most talked about events the following day and week earning praise from media across the world.   He also delivered solid ratings for The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April where, for the first time in the show’s 10 year history, someone was both their sole guest and musical performer.  Timberlake was honored this year by TIME Magazine as an Icon on their influential Time 100 List.

In addition to The 20/20 Experience World Tour, fans will be able to see more of Justin Timberlake live when he and JAY Z kick off their Legends Of The Summer Stadium Tour in Toronto, Ontario on July 17 that will take the musical heavyweights to 12 cities across North America.  On July 10, Timberlake will perform at Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland.  He will headline the sold-out Wireless Festival in London on July 12 and will take the festival stage with JAY Z two days later on July 14.  Timberlake is also a headliner at the Rock In Rio Festival on September 15 and will guest host the Capital FM Summertime Bash in London on June 9 at Wembley Stadium.