Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z’s Legends Of The Summer Tour Kicks Off In Toronto
Sunday’s performance at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London was just a warmup for Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, as the two superstars officially launched their Legends Of The Summer Tour to a crowd of 45,000 on Wednesday Night at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
With Jay-Z opening at #1 with Magna Carta…Holy Grail and JT dropping “Take Back The Night,” the lead single to his second new LP in just a few months, 2013 has been a tremendous year for the two artists, making this tour one of the most anticipated events of the summer. (One might even call it legendary.)
As opposed to performing two separate sets, Jay-Z and JT performed a combined list of 39 songs, similar to Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne Tour with Kanye West; the two stars took turns switching off amongst their own material and often duetting. The pair performed their new material but also hit iconic older cuts like Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin'” and “99 Problems,” and JT’s “Rock Your Body” and “Cry Me A River,” to appease both old and new fans. The show ended with an unexpected but touching tribute to Trayvon Martin, as the “legends” performed Jay-Z’s 2010 hit “Young Forever.” (Expect the set list to change as the tour continues, but this should give a general sense of the scope of the show — it’s thorough.)
Check out fan-filmed footage from the first date of the Legends of Summer Tour and the tour’s set list below.
Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
Justin Timberlake – “Take Back The Night”
Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake – “Young Forever”
Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie”
Legends of Summer Tour Set List:
Holy Grail (Jay-Z) Give It To Me (Timbaland) Rock Your Body (Timberlake) Izzo (H.O.V.A.) (Jay-Z) Excuse Me Miss (Jay-Z) Señorita (Timberlake) On To The Next One (Jay-Z) Like I Love You (Timberlake) My Love (Timberlake) Big Pimpin (Jay-Z) Tunnel Vision (Timberlake)
Jay-Z Only Jigg What PSA Crown Somewhere in America U Don’t Know 99 Problems / Walk This Way Bonnie & Clyde Clique Heart of the City
Timberlake Only Pusher Love Summer Love Love Stoned Until the End of Time Let the Groove Get In Take Back the Night FutureSex/LoveSounds Frontin
Together Song Cry (Jay-Z) Cry Me a River (Timberlake) Tom Ford (Jay-Z) FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (Jay-Z) What Goes Around… Comes Around (Timberlake) /Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Jay-Z) New York New York / Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z) Mirrors (Timberlake) Run This Town (Jay-Z)
Encore Encore (Jay-Z) SexyBack (Timberlake) Suit & Tie (Timberlake) Young Forever (Jay-Z & Timberlake)