London O2 Arena ,2nd April 2014
Memphis born Singer-songwriter, producer, actor and all round international superstar Justin Timberlake and his 15 piece band The Tennessee kids, performed 2 show stopping shows at London’s O2 arena. It was all eyes on Mr JT as the ‘president of pop’ opted for a two and a half hour slot with no support act! Raising the bar, in this instance literally, as 20,000 JT fans received a professional and somewhat intimate show as his movable stage rose across the crowd.
From start to finish, the slick dance moves and falsetto-melting vocals were bang on the money, and at £110 a pop for a ticket, JT made sure he was well worth the pricetag! Dressed in his now-trademark Suit and Tie against a backdrop of hexagon honeycomb screens, Timberlake took to the stage for an extensive 30 track listing featuring old faithful’s Cry Me a River, My Love and Rock Your Body.
Slicing and dicing the stage bringing ‘Sexy back’, he worked the crowd with his stunning new catalogue; highlights include Tunnel Vision, Let The Groove Get In, Take Back the Night, and the 2013 anthem and encore track Mirrors. Dropping the momentum, he paid tribute to fellow Memphis Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Elvis Presley with a beautifully acoustic version of Heartbreak Hotel shortly followed by Michael Jackson’sHuman Nature. From strumming a guitar to playing a grand white piano, Timberlake’s talents are endless.
Giving hope that Jay Z was in the building, Timberlake performed a teaser of Holy Grail. But with this duo already performing it together at last year’s Wireless Festival, maybe it was a little too much to ask. Although a special guest would have been an added bonus, JT’s verse was definitely enough to get the crowd to their feet!
If it’s a party you’re after, then a night with JT and his substantial band is a spectacle worth seeing. Complete with fantastic groovy R&B pop and swoon-worthy vocals, it will have you yearn for this man until the end of the time, Timberlake’s 20/20 live experience is the must see show of 2014.
Don’t miss his final 02 London Arena show on the 10th June. Last few remaining tickets available here: