Justin Timberlake and his 20/20 Experience World Tour have done it again. This is possibly the second or third time that the great JT has made it into my article queue for not only selling out a show but also for delivering on his promise to give fans their money’s worth. And this is most certainly a feat, considering the cost to see the former ‘N Sync boy band member’s smooth and funky show is at a reported all-time high, according to Forbes.
Yet the entertainer has had no problem selling tickets or selling out shows and New Orleans was no exception. Despite the fact that Justin Timberlake has been touring for nearly two full years now, he seems to be a natural on stage and is still fresh as a daisy. In the New Orleans Times-Picayne, Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience tour stop in New Orleans received this rave review:
“Timberlake’s brand of entertainment… is all about polish and pizzazz; he’s a 21st century song-and-dance man, big on showmanship, slick moves and audience love.”
It’s true, Timberlake certainly seems at home on the stage, and he’s had plenty of experience on it. The former Mouseketeer-turned-teen boy band sensation has seemed to embrace the right kind of magic to solidify his place amongst the greatest of music greats. This accolade is further backed up by his long list of awards and nominations. To date the singer, producer, actor, businessman, and philanthropist has racked up a total of 60 award show wins, including nine Grammys, and over 177 nominations.
Perhaps this is the fuel that keeps Timberlake firing on all cylinders while he’s on tour. It appears that Justin had plenty of fun planned for the night as he seamlessly and invitingly glided through a bevy of his top hits, fan favorites, and even some covers. Fans who attended last night’s show in the Smoothie King arena in New Orleans got treated to “Rock Your Body,” “Summer Love,” “Like I Love You,” “Futuresex/Lovesound” — with a double encore of “SexyBack,” “Mirrors,” and for covers, Timberlake delivered Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel”, Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” Kool & the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie,” and Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison”.
In related news, Justin Timberlake has signed on to headline a live music show for a new program on Yahoo! Live. He will be one of several performers, which include Kiss and Dave Matthews Band, who will appear in a series that is sponsored by Live Nation and promises to stream one concert per day for 365 days straight.
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