Justin Timberlake led the hottest tour in recent months, based on ticket sales, according to Billboard.com. His 20/20 Experience tops the weekly list of Hot Tours on the back of $23.6 million in ticket sales over the last 14 show in the tour’s first leg.
Timberlake performed in many major markets between Nov. 6 and March 5, including Chicago, New York City and Toronto for two-show stints in each stop. All three places reported more than $3 million in revenue, with the United Center in Chicago grossing $3.7 million on Feb. 16 and 17.
During the entirety of Justin’s five-month tour, ticket sales surpassed $70.7 million for Timberlake’s 44 concerts in 38 cities. Next up is a 19-city stretch through 11 European countries, which begins on March 30 in England. Timberlake will stay a busy man throughout the year, with concerts booked in Asia and Africa in May, another trip through North America in July, and more dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand later in the year.
Timberlake is clearly popular all over: His first show at Auckland, New Zealand, in October sold out in less than an hour, according to the New Zealand Herald. His tour added a second show at Auckland already..
Earlier this week, Justin Timberlake released his latest video for “Not a Bad Thing,” in which documentary filmmakers hunt for a couple who got engaged to one of his songs while riding on the Long Island Rail Road, as the Inquisitr covered.
Timberlake revealed the video on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, with the hope that it could help find the couple. The video ends with a “To Be Continued” screen.
When the video finished DeGeneres came back on screen to put her bid in to finding the newly engaged couple:
“Obviously, if you know this couple, contact us, because Justin is trying to find you and we’ll put you all together.”
Timberlake’s tour kicks off again at the sold out Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, United Kingdom, on March 30. It returns to the United Stats in July, with a July 9 show at Buffalo, New York’s First Niagara Center. Many of Justin’s upcoming show’s are already sold out, though the July 14 show at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore currently has tickets available, as do shows later in July.
The tour features primarily songs from Timberlake’s 2013 hit records, The 20/20 Experience. The album was released in two parts, and features such hits as “Pusher Love Girl,” “Suit & Tie,” “Mirrors,” “Take Back The Night,” “TKO” and the aforementioned “Not a Bad Thing.”
Although 20/20 Experience was Justin Timberlake’s first studio record in seven years, the two albums showed that he is one of the top names in pop music today. And his recent tour receipts show that fans agree.