Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake to play Soldier Field summer concert
By Greg Kot, Tribune music critic
12:15 PM EST, February 22, 2013
After their performance together at the Grammy Awards this month it appeared inevitable, and so it is: Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will pair for a 12-date stadium tour this summer, including July 22 at Soldier Field.
The two artists have won a combined 23 Grammy Awards and sold 67 million albums. Timberlake will release a new album, “The 20/20 Experience,” next month, his first since 2006.
The modestly titled “The Legends of Summer” tour will open July 17 in Toronto, move to New York on July 19 and then play Soldier Field on July 22, promoters Live Nation announced Friday. It will conclude Aug. 16 in Miami. Tickets ($39.50 to $250 plus service fees) for all dates except New York go on sale Feb. 28. Presale tickets will be available Feb. 27.
Here are the complete tour dates:
July 17: Toronto, Rogers Centre July 19: New York, Yankee Stadium July 22: Chicago, Soldier Field July 26: San Francisco, Candlestick Park July 28: Los Angeles, Rose Bowl July 31: Vancouver, BC Place Stadium Aug. 4: Hershey, Pa., Hershey Stadium Aug. 6: Detroit, Ford Field Aug. 8: Baltimore, M&T Bank Stadium Aug. 10: Boston, Fenway Park Aug. 13: Philadelphia, Citizens Bank Park Aug. 16: Miami, Sun Life Stadium