Whaaat? Is Justin Timberlake coming to Garden City?


Put on your suit and tie, Garden City.

Is Justin Timberlake headed to the Revolution Center?

Based on somewhat confusing news breaking across the Internet about the Yahoo! on the Road Festival, it appears to be some sort of possibility. The tour will stop at the Revolution Center on May 28.

Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, The Lumineers and Kendrick Lamar are among acts being reported as part of the trek, which includes “32 performers, 10 comedians and one yodeler.”

It stands to reason that only a handful of the acts will be at each date. And it appears that Timberlake and Jay-Z are part of a final aspect of the tour in London. But whoever winds up being in Garden City, this will be a major event for the 2,200-capacity Revolution, which hosted a sold-out Tiesto concert on March 8 and welcomed almost 2,000 fans March 14 for a Flogging Molly blowout.

The Yahoo! concert is rumored to be similar to the America Online-sponsored Counting Crows gig in 2003 at Boise’s 1,000-capacity Big Easy (now called the Knitting Factory.)

That was a free show.

Timberlake? Free? Can you imagine?


Michael Deeds is the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment columnist and Scene magazine editor. His column runs Fridays and Sundays. He appears on the 6 p.m. broadcast of "Today's 6 News" on Thursdays and hosts a music show, "The Other Studio," from 9-10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.

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