Super Bowl Weekend Just Got a Whole Lot Hotter
Justin Timberlake is booked to perform at a pre-game charity event in New Orleans.
The singer is set to take the stage at DIRECTV's Super Saturday Night event in New Orleans on February 2, a day before the championship game, Billboard reports (via MTV News).
The charity gig serves as Timberlake's first concert in four years, and he is slated to perform his latest smash single, "Suit & Tie."
The former N'SYNC star also marks his return to Super Bowl weekend since his controversial halftime show performance with Janet Jackson in 2004.
The 32-year-old last hit the road in 2007, when he toured the globe for his hit album, FutureSex/LoveSounds. And he's certainly got another smash on his hands: "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, just earned the achievement of most first-week plays of any track in the history of the Billboard Pop Songs chart, with a total play of 6045 times across U.S. radio stations following its Jan. 14 release.
And a visual aid for the tune is on its way: on Wednesday, the singer released a 30-second preview clip for the single's music video.
The song is just the first single off his upcoming album, the 20/20 Experience, out later this year.
“The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn’t expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs,” he wrote in an open letter to fans. “That’s all I’m giving you for now… I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!!"
What are you most excited about when it comes to this year's game? The match-up between the 49ers and Ravens? The halftime show? The commercials? Sound off in the comments.