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]

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.