Fresh off their highlight reel Grammy performance earlier this month, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z have officially announced a joint summer 2013 nationwide (+Canada) tour called Legends of the Summer. The exact dates have yet to be confirmed, but here’s a list of the venues they’ll be hitting up:
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada
Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada
And in case you’ve been living in a cave on Saturn for the past couple months, here are the latest updates on what Young and JT got up to this year:
January 7: HOV and Bey Drop a Guap on Blue Ivy
I know what you’re thinking, and no, “blue ivy” is not a new type of skin rash. It’s a person, specifically the one-year-old daughter of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Beyonce "Beyonce" Knowles. The proud parents allegedly dropped $200,000 on the infant’s first birthday party, including a $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie. That’s all I have to say about that.
January 15: JT Releases “Suit and Tie”
Timberlake made us wait six years, but last month he finally announced his return to music and released a new single. I find “Suit and Tie” kind of anticlimactic, but here it is:
January 31: Justin Turns 32 (that’s right: 32)
It’s time to face facts: some guys will always seem 20 years old, no matter how much they age. Matthew Broderick is one. I can’t think of others, but I’m sure they exist. JT officially joins these ranks by making me think he was in his early 20s for the past decade. The man definitely eats his Wheaties.
February 10: Mr. Carter Clowns On the Dream’s Boyz N the Hood Hat
The undisputed highlight of the Grammys for me was when Jay-Z, The Dream, and Frank Ocean accepted the Rap/Sung Collaboration award for “No Church in the Wild.” Frank and Dream thank a bunch of people, then Jay thanks “the swap meet” for Dream’s hat. I laughed, obviously, but I was also a little stung: I really liked that hat.
February 16: H-to-the-Izzo Appears Briefly in the Mrs. Carter Flick
If you haven’t seen Beyonce’s cinematic love letter to herself, Life Is But a Dream, don’t bother. Jay-Z is in a few shots, and there’s a great elaboration on the phrase “stay in your own lane,” but otherwise, nothing to see here.
February 21: Justin Timberlake Announces He’ll Host SNL On March 9
In a euphoric WIN for “Dick-in-a-Box” fans everywhere, JT will be hosting and performing on the somehow-still-relevant Saturday Night Live early next month. Fun fact: few people realize Timberlake has won four Emmys for his SNL appearances. That’s four more than all five seasons of The Wire combined!