It Just Can’t Be Summer Love With Justin Timberlake

August 8 at MGM Grand

Photo by Wayne Posner

Photo by Wayne Posner

Justin Timberlake, and his equally stunning band the Tennessee Kids, made a two-night stop in Las Vegas in November 2013 and will make one more this November—all part of his 20/20 Experience World Tour. For his sophomore appearance, Timberlake delivered nearly three hours of pop perfection with a 10-minute intermission. While I admit I don’t see him through the eyes of a super fan, it’s hard to find anything wrong with the former ’N Sync boy bander.

The fact that Timberlake, at 33, has enough hits to play for so long without a single low point is rare in the music industry. Highlights included “Rock Your Body,” “Senorita” and “Take Back the Night.” During one set, Timberlake performed on an elevated platform that moved above the audience, giving all a glimpse of his Tom Ford “Suit and Tie.”

Here’s a hint: I spied Rock in Rio USA’s affiliates seated in front of me during the performance. Could they possibly be locking in Timberlake for 2015? We will know come September when the lineup is announced. ★★★★✩

Photos by Wayne Posner

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