KVUE out of Texas reports that Justin Timberlake will be in Austin during South by Southwest. Members of the Austin Police Department confirmed that the singer is hosting a private party during the festival, and cops also told the local ABC affiliate that they are preparing security measures amid rumors of a surprise JT performance that week. And police would never lie, right?
If Timberlake were to perform an intimate SXSW show in the days leading up to the March 19 release of The 20/20 Experience, this would fit with his established pre-release course of action. Back in 2006, ahead of FutureSex/LoveSounds, Timberlake performed at small venues including L.A.’s House of Blues. This year, the singer (it feels so good to say that again!) has already played small-ish shows in New Orleans and Hollywood.