You know a pop star is huge when he books KeyArena a year in advance. Justin Timberlake announced today that he’s bringing his 20/20 Experience to Seattle on May 17, 2014.
This marks the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer and actor’s first headlining tour in six years. It kicks off in October and will take him all over the world.
Timberlake also announced today that he will re-release his new album, The 20/20 Experience, on September 30, 2013.
Here’s more from the announcement:
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
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.
In addition to The 20/20 Experience World Tour, fans will be able to see more of Justin Timberlake live when he and JAY Z kick off their Legends Of The Summer Stadium Tour in Toronto, Ontario on July 17 that will take the musical heavyweights to 12 cities across North America. On July 10, Timberlake will perform at Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland. He will headline the sold-out Wireless Festival in London on July 12 and will take the festival stage with JAY Z two days later on July 14. Timberlake is also a headliner at the Rock In Rio Festival on September 15 and will guest host the Capital FM Summertime Bash in London on June 9 at Wembley Stadium.