UPDATED on January 8, 2017:
This month's announcement of a new Justin Timberlake project caught fans of the longtime performer by surprise. But after 15-year hiatus, the Memphis, TN-born artist will be releasing a new project dubbed Man of the Woods accompanied by a North American and Canadian tour.
The tour will kick off a month after his Super Bowl LII halftime performance with the first date scheduled for Toronto on March 13. The tour will touch nearly every major North American region before wrapping up in his hometown May 30.
The tour will reportedly feature appearances by The Neptunes, Timbaland and James Fauntleroy amongst others. For tickets, hit the artist's official website on January 13.
Original article below:
At the start of this fresh new year, all the music world can talk about is Justin Timberlake – and for good reason. Because not only is Justin planning on headlining this year's Super Bowl – set to take place on February 4 in Minneapolis – he's also getting ready to unveil a brand new album.
Taking to Facebook on January 2, the artist announced plans to release his first disc in five years. While the full album, entitled Man of the Woods, won't drop until February 2, we will be getting a sneak preview with the first single on January 5.
To accompany the news, the singer went all Kanye on us with a short clip solemnly explaining the reasons behind the new musical venture, which also seems to confirm that Pharrell Williams is behind the project's production. He says:
"This album is really inspired by my son, my wife, my family, but more so than any other album I've ever written, where I'm from – it's personal."
Far from the glitzy streets of Hollywood, we see Justin roaming through the wilderness alongside wife Jessica Biel and son Silas, prompting a hilarious backlash on Twitter. Check out some of the best reactions below.