Looks like Justin Timberlake will let the groove get back in later this year: The TIME-honored pop star has confirmed that the second volume of his mega-selling third album, The 20/20 Experience, will be released on September 30.
Timberlake shared a photo through his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts yesterday (May 5) that showed him in the studio, playing guitar. The picture features a caption on the mixing board that reads, "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Sept. 30th."
News of the upcoming sequel first leaked several weeks ago, after ?uestlove posted a "spoiler alert" on an Okayplayer message board. "20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov.," the Roots drummer wrote, apparently referencing the collection's original tentative release date. ?uesto added, "(10 songs now.....10 songs later= 20 vision)."
According to producer Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, who worked on the first volume of The 20/20 Experience, JT's next full-length will feature unused tracks from the earlier 20/20 sessions and blend it with newly recorded material. "Before we came to the 10 [songs on The 20/20 Experience] that he wanted and the two bonus tracks, we had over 30, 40 tracks," Harmon told Billboard. "So I think he's going to go in, and we're going to take some of the stuff that we've already done, and of course create more music at the same time."
Mr. "Suit & Tie" also just unveiled plans for a world tour in support of the double release. Following his upcoming "Legends of the Summer" tour with Jay-Z, Timberlake will trek back through North America, beginning with a performance in Montreal on October 31 and ending with a gig in Omaha on February 10, 2014. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale beginning in May. Head to JT's website for pre-sale information.
Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience World Tour" dates:
October 31 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
November 13 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
November 15 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
November 16 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
November 18 - Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum
November 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
November 21 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
November 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 2 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
December 4 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
December 5 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
December 11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
December 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
December 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
December 15 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
December 17 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
December 19 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
January 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
January 17 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
January 22 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
February 9 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
February 10 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center