The iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup and festival dates were announced this week. Now in its third year, the festival will take place Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Ryan Seacrest hosts.
Since the two-day show features performances by some of the biggest acts in music, it's no surprise that Justin Timberlake is headlining the concert. Not only did he partner with iHeartRadio for his album release party, but he's already had an incredible year in terms of "The 20/20 Experience" sales. By the time the show rolls around in autumn, it'll be a great opportunity for him to promote his second album. Plus, his tour partner, Jay-Z, was even one of the headliners for the 2011 fest (a full lineup can be found below) — so maybe he'll make an appearance?
Even if Hov doesn't show up, there are plenty of other artists joining Timberlake at the show.
The 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup:
While Justin Timberlake announced previously that he would be releasing a second part to "The 20/20 Experience," the details were a bit vague. We knew there'd be a fall tour, sans Jay-Z. We knew the album would be out September 30. But it sort of stopped there.
This week, he went ahead and released a video teaser, which featured a snippet from what most have guessed will be his next single, "Take Back the Night." The clip shows Justin outside of a club holding up cards that each read the name of his previous singles and their release dates — but, of course, the card announcing when "Take Back the Night" will be released is blurred out entirely.
So we don't know much more, but we do have a single name. Check out the clip below — when do you think he'll release the song?
July is a busy month not just for concerts, but sporting and theater events as well. Aside from summer fests, several artists launch their tours, including Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. For sports, MLB and WWE events are prolific. Meanwhile, for theater lovers, two shows will open on Broadway, including Let It Be, a Beatles musical. Here's what to look out for in July!
Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z: The highly-anticipated "Legends of the Summer" tour starts July 17 in Canada, then heads to the Bronx, Chicago, and San Francisco.
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Fun.: Following their second album, Some Nights, Fun. heads on tour with Tegan & Sara starting July 6. They'll stop at the Bunbury Musical Festival July 12.
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Jonas Brothers: JoBros return with a brand new tour beginning July 10 in Chicago, IL. The trio will make stops in Boston, MA, Atlantic City, NJ, and Charlotte, NC, before it wraps in mid-August.
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The following is a guest post by Andrew Lisa.
In a his new music video "Mirrors," Justin Timberlake takes his fans on a deep and personal journey, and in doing so, gives them a glimpse into the singer’s private emotional world.
Taken from 20/20 Experience, his first album since 2006, "Mirrors" is both a tribute to his grandparents and an examination of his own life and journey into love.
"For William and Sadie"
The video opens with a simple but elegant black-on-white cursive script that reads “For William and Sadie,” Timberlake’s grandfather and grandmother, who were married for 63 years before William passed away in 2012.
An image of a young woman, crying and distressed in a bedroom, is flashed briefly and then replaced by an elderly woman in the same bedroom. Behind the old woman is an old man, unseen to her, who mirrors every physical gesture she makes.
As the man is dressed totally in black and invisible to the woman, the viewer can presume he has died and she is mourning his passing in the bedroom they shared.
Justin Timberlake is pretty much on fire after selling nearly 1 million records his first week (almost unheard of these days) and planning what’s arguably one of the biggest tours of the summer with Jay-Z.
On the heels of his latest single, "Mirrors," he announced that following the Legends of Summer tour, he’ll head back out on the road, sans Jay-Z, for a fall tour.
His manager said, "Yeah. Probably he’ll go out sometime in the fall. We haven’t routed that yet or figured out what cities we’re going to play. I know we’ll start in North America first. But again, our focus is getting the album out and getting the Jay/Justin piece done. And I would say sometime in April/May we’ll announce when Justin is going to put his own solo tour out."
I take that "probably" and argue it's a "needs to happen, and likely will." I should totally be his manager.