Justin Timberlake has to have a thing for Vegas, since his Nov. 28 show marks his fourth concert in the area on his current tour, which finishes up with 2 more Vegas shows in January (which will be filmed by acclaimed director Jonathan Demme for an approaching show documentary).
That’s a great deal of love for a single city on among the most significant pop tours of the year (and of in 2013, too), and Vegas has actually definitely returned the favor, with big crowds and a warm welcome for Timberlake at all of his shows.
So why is Las Vegas such a perfect suitable for Timberlake? Well, he’s an old-school showman with new-school sounds, and his shows combine big phenomenon with serious musical chops. That is as much Vegas as you can get.
From his days as one of five voices in ‘N Sync to his well-known early solo albums Warranted and FutureSex/LoveSounds to his current musical return with the two-part The 20/20 Experience cd cycle, Timberlake has grown from a fresh-faced pop star into a mature, major artist who still knows how to have fun and sing an appealing hook. And there’s no need to think that the vocalist behind “Cry Me a River,” “SexyBack,” “Suit & Tie” and a lots of other hits won’t continue to be his finest whenever he drops in exactly what appears like his brand-new favorite city.
Nov. 28, 8 p.m. MGM Grand
Tickets at 800.745.3000
By Greg Price