Update: 'N Sync Arena Tour Kicks Off In March
As first tipped here last November, 'N Sync will tour North American arenas this spring in support of its 2001 Jive album, "Celebrity." The full itinerary has not yet been unveiled, but dates are so fAs first tipped here last November, 'N Sync will tour North American arenas this spring in support of its 2001 Jive album, "Celebrity." The full itinerary has not yet been unveiled, but dates are so far confirmed for nine shows, beginning March 3 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. The group's stadium run last year grossed more than $90 million, according to Billboard sister publication Amusement Business.
Tickets for the first nine shows go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 25) and Saturday via Ticketmaster. The tour will also hit Ames, Iowa; Boston; Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; East Rutherford, N.J.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Grand Forks, N.D.; Memphis; Minneapolis; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; San Antonio; Uniondale, N.Y.; and Washington, D.C.
Beforehand, the group will make a previously announced appearance at the Feb. 24 closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The day before, 'N Sync will perform live as part of the Hallmark Olympic Celebration concert series at Salt Lake City's Olympic Medals Plaza.
In addition, the group will perform its song "Girlfriend" with a "surprise guest" on the 44th Grammy Awards telecast, set for Feb. 27 on CBS. "Celebrity" is nominated for best pop album, while "Gone" is up for best pop vocal performance. 'N Sync joins previously announced performers U2 and Alicia Keys.
Here are 'N Sync's confirmed tour dates:
March 3: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
March 4: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
March 6: Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Arena)
March 7: Sacramento, Calif. (Arco Arena)
March 8: San Jose, Calif. (Compaq Center)
March 10: San Diego (Sports Arena)
March 11: Anaheim, Calif. (Arrowhead Pond)
March 15: Las Vegas (MGM Grand)
April 1: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)