Sources say the highly-coveted promoter rights to Justin Timberlake's upcoming world tour went to AEG Live. The tour, which AEG Live nailed down in a hotly-contested bidding war with Live Nation, will

Sources say the highly-coveted promoter rights to Justin Timberlake's upcoming world tour went to AEG Live. The tour, which AEG Live nailed down in a hotly-contested bidding war with Live Nation, will include 100 in-the-round arena shows worldwide. The time frame is January of 2007 through October of 2007.

Meanwhile, an upcoming Christina Aguilera European arena tour was sold to different promoters on a market-by-market basis in Europe, with Live Nation involved in some dates. Aguilera will tour Europe from mid-November until Christmas, to be followed by a North American arena tour being routed now and set to begin in February.

Both Aguilera and Timberlake are booked by Creative Artists Agency; Timberlake is managed by Johnny Wright and Aguilera is managed by Irving Azoff at Front Line Management. Live Nation and AEG Live both have histories with the acts, but AEG Live promoted a 2003 co-headlining tour by Aguilera and Timberlake that grossed $30 million.

In other news from the AEG Live camp, sources say veteran Denver promoter Chuck Morris has left Live Nation to join AEG Live. Jason Miller, senior VP of touring for Live Nation, is now handling the Rocky Mountain region bookings for the company.