February 22, 2013 17:50:33 GMT
The stadium tour is planned to kick off in Toronto on July 17 and will continue for a month with tickets available for purchase beginning February 28.
After major hints were dropped by Jay-Z on his official website regarding his upcoming joint tour with Justin Timberlake, event promoter giant Live Nation didn't waste time to officially announce the highly-anticipated jaunt. It's confirmed that the roadshow is titled "Legends of the Summer" and will hit 12 big outdoor stadiums in North America.
The duo will begin the road trip on July 17 in Toronto, Ontario at the Roger's Centre and continue through August 16 in Miami, Florida at Sun Life Stadium. They will make a stop in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Hershey, Detroit, Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia, playing in such legendary venues as Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Rose Bowl and Candlestick Park.
Tickets for all dates except New York go on sale to the public starting Thursday, February 28. The sale for the NY tickets will be revealed in a separate announcement sometime soon.
In addition to touring, Timberlake is preparing to host and perform on "Saturday Night Live" for the fifth time on March 9, ten days before his new album "The 20/20 Experience" hit the stores across the country. He will also sing each night on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" from March 11 - 15.
As a warm-up show, the "SexyBack" hitmaker rocked a pre-Super Bowl gig. He also took the stage at the recent Grammy Awards and flew across the pond for a live performance at BRIT Awards. Before he takes off to Toronto, the former boybander will co-headline the Wireless Festival in London first.
"Legends of the Summer" Stadium Tour: