Legends of the Summer

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Legends of the Summer
Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour.png
Tour by Justin Timberlake and Jay Z
Associated album
Start date July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)
End date August 16, 2013 (2013-08-16)
Legs 1
Shows
  • 1 in Europe
  • 14 in North America
  • 15 in total
Box office $69.8 million[1]
Justin Timberlake tour chronology
  • Legends of the Summer
  • (2013)
Jay Z tour chronology
  • Legends of the Summer
  • (2013)

The Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour was a co-headlining concert tour by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake and American rapper Jay Z. The tour supported Timberlake's third studio album, The 20/20 Experience (2013) and Jay Z's twelfth studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013). Overall, the duo performed to 622,559 fans in three countries, grossing a total of US $69.8 million ($70,620,846 in 2014 dollars[2]).

Background[edit]

After a six year musical hiatus, on January 14, 2013, Timberlake released "Suit & Tie", the lead single from the singer's third studio album, The 20/20 Experience which featured American rapper Jay-Z.[3] Prior the 2013 Grammy Awards ceremony, Ryan Seacrest interviewed Timberlake and teased him about a possible joint tour with another artist. On that Timberlake responded, "We are still putting it together, but it's gonna be a lot of fun. I don't know how much should I say."[4]

During the award ceremony, Timberlake was joined by Jay-Z at the stage for the performance of "Suit & Tie".[3] Following their appearance on Grammys, rumors of a stadium tour between the artists were raised as a result of Jay-Z's posts on his Life + Times blog; he posted series of venues with the note "#LegendsOfSummer this week".[5] The Legends of the Summer tour was officially announced on February 22, 2013, when North American dates were revealed.[3] The show is set to start on July 17, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.[3] The tickets for the show went on sale on February 28, with the pre-sale starting on February 27.[6] Citi cardmembers had access to pre-sale tickets beginning on Friday, February 22, at 12 noon local time through Citi's Private Pass Program.[3]

On July 14, 2013, Timberlake and Jay-Z performed at Olympic Park in London, England as part of the Wireless Festival for a "special preview" of the tour.[7]

Development[edit]

Jay-Z is expected to create a Gentlemen's club at "each stop along the tour, complete with a professional cigar roller.[8]

Set list[edit]

The following set list is representative of the show on July 28, 2013. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[9]

  1. "Holy Grail"
  2. "Rock Your Body"
  3. "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)"
  4. "I Want You Back"
  5. "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
  6. "Excuse Me Miss"
  7. "Señorita"
  8. "On to the Next One"
  9. "Like I Love You"
  10. "My Love"
  11. "Big Pimpin'"
  12. "Tunnel Vision"
  13. "Jigga What, Jigga Who"
  14. "U Don't Know"
  15. "99 Problems"
  16. "Public Service Announcement"
  17. "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"
  18. "Heart of the City"
  19. "Pusher Love Girl"
  20. "Summer Love"
  21. "LoveStoned"
  22. "Until the End of Time"
  23. "Cry Me a River"
  24. "Take Back the Night"
  25. "What Goes Around... Comes Around"
  26. "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
  27. "Niggas in Paris"
  28. "Tom Ford"
  29. "New York, New York"
  30. "Empire State of Mind"
  31. "Mirrors"
  32. "Run This Town"
  33. "Encore"
  34. "SexyBack"

Encore

  1. "Suit & Tie"
  2. "Young Forever"

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
North America[10]
July 17, 2013 Toronto Canada Rogers Centre DJ Cassidy 47,221 / 47,221 $5,066,832
July 19, 2013 New York City United States Yankee Stadium 89,023 / 89,023 $12,041,096
July 20, 2013
July 22, 2013 Chicago Soldier Field 52,671 / 52,671 $5,715,152
July 26, 2013 San Francisco Candlestick Park 55,359 / 55,359 $5,129,345
July 28, 2013 Pasadena Rose Bowl 63,162 / 63,162 $7,076,001
July 31, 2013 Vancouver Canada BC Place Stadium 40,181 / 40,181 $4,806,701
August 4, 2013 Hershey United States Hersheypark Stadium 29,135 / 29,135 $2,740,035
August 6, 2013 Detroit Ford Field 42,035 / 42,035 $3,968,119
August 8, 2013 Baltimore M&T Bank Stadium 49,668 / 49,668 $4,726,398
August 10, 2013 Boston Fenway Park 68,251 / 68,251 $8,815,596
August 11, 2013
August 13, 2013 Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park 39,487 / 39,487 $4,318,455
August 16, 2013 Miami Sun Life Stadium 46,366 / 46,366 $5,350,175
Total 622,559 / 622,559 $69,753,905

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Allen (October 4, 2013). "Roger Waters Passes Madonna for Solo Boxscore Record with $459M Wall Live Tour". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Announce 'Legends of the Summer' Tour Dates". Rap-Up. Devine Lazerine. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Live From the Red Carpet : 2013 Grammys: Justin Timberlake". E!. YouTube. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The 'SexyBack' singer and the rapper will apparently head out on a 12-date jaunt across a series of US cities". Capital FM. February 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Legends of the Summer". Life+Times. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Justin Timberlake planning solo tour after Jay-Z jaunt". Nme.Com. March 24, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jay-Z's Legends Of The Summer Tour Plan Includes An On-Hand Cigar Roller". Huffingtonpost.com. March 26, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/justin-timberlake-jay-z-affirm-594902
  10. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard (New York City, New York: Prometheus Global Media). October 2, 2013. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.