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The Bizarre Way Justin Timberlake Announced His Music World Tour

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By Afouda Bamidele on January 26, 2024 at 7:15 AM EST

Justin Timberlake is back! The Prince of Pop is marking his highly-anticipated comeback with a new project just days after teasing fans about his sixth studio album.

The "Cry Me a River" hitmaker officially returned as a solo artist in 2024, dropping his first single before announcing the album "Everything I Thought It Was." Now, he is completing his spectacular comeback with a world tour but confirmed the news in the most hilarious way.

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Justin Timberlake Gives Lackluster Confirmation Of World Tour In Comedy Sketch

Timberlake recently appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," where he engaged in a hilarious banter with the host over his upcoming world tour. The sketch began with the singer promoting his new single "Selfish" before Fallon asked if his solo return would involve more performances.

"Em, maybe," Timberlake responded, looking confused; however, his lackluster response did not stop the host from pushing further and asking if he had something to announce. The Popstar continued to play ignorant, noting he was on the show to announce his new album.

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"I'm just saying there could be something that the audience might want to hear," Fallon continued before yelling, "If you said the right thing to the people who are watching at home that they could go to and get something if they wanted something."

"Is there something that you would like to announce?" Fallon asked again while a drumroll went off in the background. This enthusiastic questioning wasn't enough to jog Timberlake's memory as he still acted confused, wondering what was happening until the host showed him something on his cue cards.

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"Oh, that!" Timberlake recalled before shrugging his shoulders and telling the audience: "Oh yeah, I'm going on tour." Despite his dry announcement, the crowd went wild with cheers and screams while Fallon couldn't contain his laughter.

The TV host shared a clip of this hilarious moment on X with the caption, "@jtimberlake announces THE FORGET TOMORROW WORLD TOUR! #FallonTonight #TFTWTOUR."

The post generated mixed responses from fans, with some happy to see Timberlake return as a solo performer since his last album in 2018. Meanwhile, others were against his comeback over his controversial issues with Britney Spears.

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Fans Share Mixed Reactions To Justin Timberlake's World Tour

The "Mirrors" singer's fans flooded the comment section with their excitement for his upcoming world tour. "JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS BACK," one X user wrote, while another begged him to rehire the backup singer Zenya Bashford. The individual wrote:

"I know he had better hire my friend @MissZenya back on this tour!!!!"

More social media users echoed similar enthusiasm about Timberlake's tour with one writing, "I would fly in from my hometown Houston Texas just to see my biggest fan. I requested tickets! I hope I get them!!!!”

Another supporter exclaimed, "OH MY GOD!!!" Another fan requested Timberlake stop at his country with the comment, "PLEASE @jtimberlake COME TO BRAZIL!!!!! WE ARE BEGGING!!!!!"

Meanwhile, the critics made their presence known by declaring their favor for Britney Spears over Timberlake. "I CAN'T WAIT TO SKIP IT. Stream Britney Spears' SELFISH," someone penned, while another slammed Fallon and the Prince of Pop with the tweet:

"Not watching this show anymore! To have @jtimberlake as a guest is a disgrace! The way he has treated women is despicable! Most especially @britneyspears."

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Inside Justin Timberlake's Solo Return

Justin Timberlake gets back to work after the controversy of being photographed holding hands with his latest co-star.

Days before Timberlake's world tour announcement, the 42-year-old surprised fans with his solo return at a concert in his hometown of Memphis. He unveiled the single "Selfish" in a surprising live performance on January 19, marking his first solo project since his fifth studio album, 2018's "Man of the Woods."

After serenading fans with the R&B track, the Prince of Pop treated them to the trailer for his sixth album. The album trailer gave off a mixture of Wes Anderson and Asteroid City vibes with a model car driving toward a deserted gas station.

It also had an A-list narrator, Benicio Del Toro, who gave a hilarious monologue as Timberlake drove around the deserted set-up. The trailer concluded with the words: "Justin Timberlake Presents: Everything I Thought It Was."

The 42-year-old's silky-smooth announcement came days after teasing his sixth album on Instagram. He uploaded two posts after wiping his account clean, with the first capturing the acronym "EITIW."

This post led fans on an Easter egg hunt to decode its meaning, while the other update promoted the singer's concert in Memphis, making many speculate Timberlake's plans for fans.

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