Timberlake Looks Ahead To Summer Tour
Justin Timberlake says "fans can expect a spectacle" when they turn out for his Justified and Stripped summer tour with Christina Aguilera. "It is two shows really for the price of one," Timberlake saJustin Timberlake says "fans can expect a spectacle" when they turn out for his Justified and Stripped summer tour with Christina Aguilera. "It is two shows really for the price of one," Timberlake said today (May 20) of the tour, which begins June 4 in Phoenix. "All we're really looking to do is get kids in the seats and keep their asses out of them for at least an hour-and-a-half."
The 'N Sync star was reticent to offer specific details of his performance, but did concede a few facts. He doesn't plan on playing any covers, but said "the possibility is very strong" that some 'N Sync tracks may appear in the set list. As for a possible on-stage collaboration with Aguilera, he said there was nothing in the works at present. "It would be something special, I can say that, if it does actually happen," he offered.
"I have a 13 or 14 piece band," he continued. "If I've put any effort anywhere, it's in the arrangements of the music. I definitely work with a choreographer on how I want it to look, but my favorite moments are when I get to stand by myself and sing, and really give people an intimate piece of me."
Asked if touring with Aguilera was in any way intended as a slight to her teen pop rival and Timberlake ex-girlfriend Britney Spears, the artist said, "I know I'd never do anything just for spite. I am just not that type of person. My decisions for my career have nothing to do with my personal life."
Timberlake is currently performing in Europe in support of his Jive solo debut, "Justified." The set is No. 35 in its 27th week on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.5 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "Rock Your Body" is No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Timberlake said the next single from the album would likely be its opening cut, "Senorita."