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Legends of the Summer Tour with Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake

By Roxanne Bildan   Legend of the Summer? Very much so. My love for Justin Timberlake has been alive and well since his good ol’ N’Sync days. As for Jay-Z? Well, let’s just say that if Beyonce loves him, I love him. But who am I kidding? What is not to love about Jay-Z!? Last night, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake launched their Legends of the Summer stadium tour in North America at a sold-out Rogers Centre in front of over 45,000 fans. Jay-Z recently debuted Holy Grail, which sold over half a million copies! Meanwhile, JT’s recent album, The 20/20 Experience, was the biggest seller of 2013. These two powerhouses coming together thus created a monster tour and a legend for this summer. The duo performed on an impressively immense stage with large built-in video screens while a band of 14 played behind them in the shadows. The first to appear on stage was the incredible JT, who belted out the opening of Holy Grail from Jay-Z’s album. Jay-Z made sure to keep the crowd special and entertained. He says, “I like how this is going tonight. You're making us feel right at home. We appreciate all your love.” And then four minutes into the show, he performed his own hit, 99 problems. In addition to this hit, he made sure to perform Hard Knock Life, Heart of the City, Izzo, On the Next One, Big Pimpin Tom Ford, Run this Town, along with Empire State of Mind after which Timberlake began with his own version of New York New York. Certainly, JT displayed his musical power. The piano, acoustics and electric guitar were present throughout the show thanks to the talented Timberlake. But what entertained the crowd the most was when he stopped dramatically mid-way through his new song, Pusher Love Girl, and busted some serious dance moves during Take Back the Night, Let the Groove In, and FutureSex/Love Sounds. Even to this day, Cry Me a River and What Goes Around...Comes Around affected me the most throughout the show. Never have I ever belted out to a song. In tears. And in public.…Let alone TWO songs! Pretty much, the two either performed together or on their own all night long. And boy, did they stun and please the crowd. I never wanted to leave! The tour will now make its way through New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver, followed by six other cities. The tour ends in Miami on August. 16-that will be a sad day… Jay-Z and Kanye may have been the dynamite duo, but JT with Jay-Z are legendary. Keep it comin’ boys! 557599_10151635583284471_1602527753_n jay_and_justin__0 justin-timberlake-jay-z-open-legends-of-the-summer-tour-1  

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