JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO KICK OFF THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE WORLD TOUR STARTING OCTOBER 31
GRAMMY® AND EMMY® AWARD-WINNING ARTIST’S FIRST HEADLINING TOUR IN SIX YEARS WILL VISIT CITIES THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA AND SOUTH AMERICA
THE JOURNEY WITH TIMBERLAKE’S THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE FEATURING 10 NEW SONGS WILL CONTINUE WITH WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 30
(Los Angeles) – 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.
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.