Back in March ?uestlove accidentally (on purpose?) spilled the beans that Justin Timberlake was planning to release a second album later this year as a part 2 of his newly released album The 20/20 Experience. You may recall that ?uest said the album would be out in November. Justin Timberlake himself confirmed the release of a second album by posting a photo of its release date on his official Twitter profile last night. We won’t have to wait until November to hear it, it’ll be out a few months earlier. Additionally, JT is announcing today that he is going on a World Tour this Fall all by himself … that is, after he goes on tour with Jay-Z this summer. Lots of Timberlake news today, click below to read all about it.
Fans of Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience” may only have to wait until Sept. 30 for a second full-length “20/20″ album to arrive; today Timberlake tweeted a photo of himself in the studio with a handwritten caption on the mixing board that said, “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Sept. 30th.” This potential second J.T. album of 2013 looks like it will follow just months after his hugely successful first “20/20 Experience,” which came out in March and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling a whopping 968,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has since remained in the top three. “20/20″ Part 2 was previously hinted to have a November release by The Roots’ Questlove, who DJ’d a pair of Timberlake shows this winter. Questlove posted a “spoiler alert” to a forum on Okayplayer.com saying “10 songs now….. 10 songs later = 20 vision,” apparently referencing the number of songs on the first album. Producer Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, who worked on all of the first “The 20/20 Experience,” recently told Billboard the second 2013 Timberlake album will mix unreleased material from the first “20/20″ album with brand new studio sessions. “Before we came to the 10 [songs on "The 20/20 Experience"] that he wanted and the two bonus tracks, we had over 30, 40 tracks,” Harmon said in April. “So I think he’s going to go in, and we’re going to take some of the stuff that we’ve already done, and of course create more music at the same time.”
I think there are a LOT of JT fans out there who are very happy with this news. I’m hoping that this second part of The 20/20 Experience will feature more upbeat songs because, as I’ve said many times before, I’m just not a fan of pop ballad songs. Oh and as for Timberlake‘s new World Tour, here is the text of the just-released press release announcement:
One of this generation’s most-celebrated entertainers, Justin Timberlake, announced today he will kick off The 20/20 Experience World Tour starting this year on October 31. After dominating the global charts with the release of his acclaimed new album, The 20/20 Experience, Timberlake will bring his electrifying live shows to fans with a worldwide tour that will run through 2014. The Grammy® and Emmy® Award-winning artist’s first tour in six years will visit dozens of countries throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation Global Touring. Justin also revealed today the musical journey started on The 20/20 Experience will continue with the worldwide release of the new album on September 30, 2013. 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. 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.
THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE WORLD TOUR
*All dates and venues below subject to change. Additional dates to be announced.
Date City Venue Public On-Sale
Oct. 31 Montreal, QC Bell Centre May 13
Nov. 13 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena May 13
Nov. 15 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena May 17
Nov. 16 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena May 17
Nov. 18 Memphis, TN Fedex Forum May 17
Nov. 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center To Be Announced
Nov. 21 Tulsa, OK BOK Center May 13
Nov. 29 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Arena May 13
Dec. 2 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center May 17
Dec. 4 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center May 13
Dec. 5 Houston, TX Toyota Center May 13
Dec. 11 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse To Be Announced
Dec. 12 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena To Be Announced
Dec. 14 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center To Be Announced
Dec. 15 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center May 17
Dec. 17 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena May 13
Dec. 19 Orlando, FL Amway Center May 13
Jan. 13 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place May 13
Jan. 17 Seattle, WA Key Arena May 17
Jan. 22 Denver, CO Pepsi Center May 17
Feb. 7 Fargo, ND FARGODOME To Be Announced
Feb. 9 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center To Be Announced
Feb. 10 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center To Be Announced
Those of you who tried and may or may not have been successful getting concert tickets for JT‘s summer tour with Jay-Z know that those tickets cost a lot of money. I’m guessing since Justin is heading out on his own that the ticket prices for this new tour may be less expensive … but, then again, considering the premium prices that popstars charge for tickets these days, I wouldn’t count on too much of a discount. Justin Timberlake has enjoyed a very successful Spring thus far … it looks like he’s planning to put the Summer, Fall and Winter on lock as well.