“Suit & Tie” cohorts Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will indeed head out on a co-headlining stadium tour this summer, and on Friday (Feb. 22), those eagerly anticipated dates were revealed in full.
The “Legends of the Summer” tour will visit 12 cities in North America beginning on July 17 in Toronto and include stops at Yankee Stadium in New York, Fenway Park in Boston and the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. Tickets to all dates on the Live Nation tour, except for the July 19 stop in New York, go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The tour announcement follows last week’s reports that the sharp-dressed duo would link up for a co-headlining run of around 10 cities. Before the 2013 Grammy Awards, Timberlake told Ryan Seacrest during an E! pre-show interview, “We’re definitely going to go on tour… It’s going to be a lot of fun, I know that.”
Timberlake, of course, is in the midst of a musical comeback centered around the Mar. 19 release of his third studio album, “The 20/20 Experience.” Jay-Z joined the pop superstar onstage during a performance on the eve of the Super Bowl in New Orleans on Feb. 2, and delivered his “Suit & Tie” guest verse again at the Grammy Awards, where Timberlake performed the single as well as new track “Pusher Love Girl.”
Legends of the Summer marks Timberlake’s first extended tour in over six years; his last trek, the FutureSex/LoveShow arena tour, visited 60 cities in North America during 2007. For Jay-Z, the Legends of the Summer run serves as a semi-sequel to 2010’s “Home & Home Tour,” in which he and Eminem co-headlined four stadium shows in Detroit and New York City.
On this week’s Hot 100, “Suit & Tie” dips from No. 8-9, while “Mirrors,” Timberlake’s latest “20/20 Experience” track, debuts at No. 24 on the chart.
Here are the dates for Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s Legends of the Summer tour:
July 17: Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)
July 19: New York, NY (Yankee Stadium)
July 22: Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)
July 26: San Francisco, CA (Candlestick Park)
July 28: Los Angeles, CA (Rose Bowl)
July 31: Vancouver, BC (BC Place Stadium)
August 4: Hershey, PA (Hershey Stadium)
August 6: Detroit, MI (Ford Field)
August 8: Baltimore, MD (M&T Bank Stadium)
August 10: Boston, MA (Fenway Park)
August 13: Philadelphia, PA (Citizens Bank Park)
August 16: Miami, FL (Sun Life Stadium)