by Andrew Sacher

Justin Timberlake at Yankee Stadium in July (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Justin Timberlake is in a rare position where he's one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, but on (at least the first part of) his new album, he's doing the kind of forward-thinking R&B that usually comes from newer, comparatively smaller artists. So it's a welcome announcement that he's taking one of those smaller artists, The Weeknd, on tour with him. The Weeknd will open this week's NYC-area dates that happen on 11/6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, 11/7 at XL Center in Hartford, and 11/9 at IZOD Center in NJ. Tickets for all three shows are still available. No opener has been announced for JT's MSG show (2/19) yet.

The Weeknd brought his own tour to NYC for two nights at Radio City in October, and after the JT tour, he'll open for Drake (who also played NYC in October) on his European tour.

All dates are listed below...


The Weeknd -- 2013/2014 Tour Dates
11/06 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center ^
11/07 Hartford, CT XL Center ^
11/09 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center ^
11/10 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center ^
11/13 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena ^
11/15 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena ^
11/22 Birmingham, England National Indoor Arena
11/23 Manchester, England 02 Apollo Manchester
11/24 Manchester, England 02 Apollo Manchester
11/26 London, England The 02 Arena
03/01 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe *
03/02 Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum *
03/03 Frederiksberg C, Denmark Forum *
03/05 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome *
03/08 Brussels, Belgium Palais 12 *
03/11 Manchester, England Phones 4u Arena *
03/14 Sheffield, England Sheffield Motorpoint Arena *
03/15 Glasgow, Scotland Hydro *
03/16 Nottingham, England Capital FM Arena Nottingham *
03/20 Birmingham, England National Indoor Arena *
03/22 Liverpool, England Liverpool Echo Arena *
03/24 London England The O2 Arena *
03/25 London England The O2 Arena *

^ - w/ Justin Timberlake
* - w/ Drake