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Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z to play Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park

Feb 22, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

Justin Timberlake Jay-Z

Pfft. Typical east coast bias:

Jay-Z all but confirmed the news on his website last night, but now it’s official: The legendary rapper will team up with pop superstar Justin Timberlake this summer for what is being called the Legends of the Summer Tour.

The 12-date outing hits various stadiums across North America, beginning July 17th in Toronto and concluding August 16th in Miami. Also on the docket are performances at New York City’s Yankee Stadium, Chicago’s Soldier Field, Los Angeles’ Rose Bowl, and Boston’s Fenway Park.

The Yankee Stadium show is July 19, which is the first Friday after the All-Star break and the beginning of a seven game road trip for the Bombers. Fenway is August 10. That’s in the middle of a ten-game road trip for the Sox, from which they return on August 16th. So in neither case should there be any interference with the baseball.

  1. takavl - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    So, Stabby Sean and Douche-In-A-Box are gonna despoil beloved Fenway with their overrated and fraudulent bromance act/embarrassing contribution to pop culture? Oh, for the days of the New Kids/Backstreet tour. No, wait….

    • nategearhart - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Right, because Fenway has historically been populated only by the most pristine characters.

      • takavl - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        Wow. Perhaps I should’ve put a “satire alert” disclaimer on the above. Or maybe just gone for the dunderheaded “Damn bro, that blows! Jay-Z and Timberlake? What’s next, more New Kids/Backstreet? That wicked sucks, bro…”

    • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      Irony Font™, yours for only $69.69. Use it or suffer the slings and arrows of outraged commenters.

  2. philsieg - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Justin Timberlake is a legend? Sigh, nobody sends me the memos anymore.

    • philsieg - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Wow, 6 thumbs down. Justin Timberlake has fans. Who knew?

  3. digbysellers - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    They’re also playing CBP in Philly

  4. Cereal - Feb 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Yawn,,,when is Neil Young passing through the northeast again ?

  5. proudlycanadian - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Sure hope they do not wreck the grass.

  6. Al - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Meanwhile, I’m patiently awaiting the announcement of a Huntington Park date.

  7. cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    I went and watched some of this Jay Zed and this Timberlake fellow on the intertube-thingy. And I am appalled.

    In my day a rapper made sense. He wore his hat backwards or straight forward, and often with the brim properly curved, the way Dog intended. His pants were parachute-style, like MC Hammer’s. To that point, he also had a proper title like “Run” or “MC” in his name. He could dance with moving his feet. His “bling” was huge and ostentatious. The rest of his wardrobe said: “I have no taste”.

    These two fellows are doing it all wrong. Not only can I understand what they are saying but their bling is subtle and appears really valuable. Their suits are Hugo Boss. They look like accountants with bad attitudes. But the most hard to take aspect is that the white one dances better than the black one.

    What. The. Hell. Has the world gone mad?

    • Chris Fiorentino - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:03 PM

      Justin Timberlake is one of those guys, like Mark Wahlberg, who has a lot of talents. Dude can seriously act, dance and sing. I had hoped, like Wahlberg, he would give up this stupid song and dance routine and get into acting more full-time, but the problem is that, unlike “Markie Mark”, he has a ton of talent singing and dancing so he probably won’t give it up until Jessica rolls over one morning and says “Hey babe…why don’t you just concentrate on acting”

    • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:04 PM


    • fanofevilempire - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      the white guy is bad ass………..
      man, I’m just scared the damage that might occur at the stadium.
      kind of risky renting out the place during the season, tough times in the BX.

    • El Bravo - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      Shout out to both of them. They are talented individuals for sure. Cur, this made me lol, so you get me to use the hated acronym for the second time in a year. Good work.

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        Thank Lance Armstrong. I’m sure he’s involved with this, too. Or something.

      • El Bravo - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:10 PM

        There is absolutely no doubt that musicians been takin’ performance enhancing drugs….the array of drugs that elevate performance are just too tasty and numerous for them to ignore. Even if they do ignore them, as a concert-goer, I’m free to take the very same PEDs to obtain a similar effect. The best situation is when musicians and listeners are on the same PEDs and at the same point of the high resulting from said PEDs.

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:38 PM

        In my day the PED was your hookah, your older bother’s best mate’s suppliers wares, and 4 large pizzas. I don’t know what all the kids these days are getting into. Its just not right. Things were better in 1989.

      • El Bravo - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        90s baby. Decade of decadence, debauchery, drugs, doobies, dendrophiliacs, and douchebaggery.

      • cur68 - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:48 PM


  8. kpow55 - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    The “Legendary Rapper” who cancels shows because they don’t sell teams up with an “it” guy who can move tickets.

    • fanofevilempire - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      hey, didn’t you say that same shite a few weeks ago and someone blew
      up ya spot cause you was bull shit’n.

  9. fearthehoody - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Tour sponsored by the Illuminati???

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