Billboard -- It's only natural that after releasing a hit single and
announcing a new album, Justin Timberlake will make his return to the live
stage. The singer, whose "Suit & Tie" is expected to hit the top 10 on the
Billboard Hot 100 this week, will perform his first solo concert in several
years at a New Orleans charity concert during Super Bowl weekend.
Timberlake will be the man of the hour at the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night
event, being held Feb. 2 at DTV SuperFan stadium and hosted by Mark Cuban.
Questlove of The Roots is DJ'ing before and after Timberlake's set
The event will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children and is tied in with
the 7th Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl, which as the name suggests is a football
game between celebrities. This year, the roster includes Snoop Dogg, Chace
Crawford of "Gossip Girl" and Olympian Lolo Jones.
The next day, Super Bowl XLVII gets underway across town at the Mercedes-Benz
On Jan. 13, Timberlake released "Suit & Tie" and announced his third solo
album, "The 20/20 Experience." It's his first release since 2006's blockbuster
"FutureSex/LoveSounds." In his announcement, he hinted at more news to come.
"That's all I'm giving you for now... I know, I know! Again, with the
Timberlake wrapped his last solo tour, the "FutureSex/LoveShow," in December
2007, though he has hardly shunned the stage. In September of 2011, he played a
handful of his own hits -- including "Cry Me a River" and "Like I Love You" --
midway through a concert by the band FreeSol.