Oakland, CA – After a glimpse of his music on the Legends of Summer tour with Jay-Z last year, Justin Timberlake emerged with his own solo tour. Timberlake wow’d the sellout crowd with his billboard hits and exceptional dance moves. He maybe the best R&B entertainer since the late Michael Jackson. A svelte and dapper Timberlake controlled the crowd with one mic and needed no background special effects.
Backed by a full band orchestra, Timberlake’s set had a mixture of new songs and old hits. One of the first songs that got the crowd off their feet was “Rock Your Body” which was from his first album. Timberlake’s ability to sing acapella was most impressive. His vocal range was unforgettable and that wasn’t the best part of the show. The dance moves alone would take you back down memory lane with memorable performances of the late Michael Jackson.
With a suit and no tie, Timberlake performed hits from all of his albums including renditions of Bel Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” and “Heartbreak Hotel” a tribute to the late Elvis Presley’s who was also from his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Accompanied with a guitar, Timberlake also performed his recent hit “Not A Bad Thing” followed by Michael Jacksons classic song “Human Nature”.
Other smash hits performed included “My Love” sung acappella, “Until the End of Time” played on the grand piano. As well as the intro to “Holy Grail” which immediately led into “Cry Me A River” from his first solo album. But the most memorable part of the show was his moving stage that floated in the air across Oracle Arena. Timberlake, his background singers and dancers never stopped performing while being wisped through the air.
If the 20/20 Experience hasn’t come to your town, I highly recommend you put it on your bucket list. Timberlake’s concert was phenomenal in every way. He kept the sellout crowd on their feet dancing for three hours. Truly the best concert of the year while delivering 28 songs. He simply relied on a combination of good singing and terrific dance moves.