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Justin Timberlake to Play Phoenix In December, When Suit and Tie Is Appropriate

Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience tour will be coming to Phoenix on December 2. Tickets will be available May 17, which gives you 11 days to figure out how you're going to get tickets, and then six months or so to figure out how you're going to camp in front of US Airways Center and yell Justin!!!! Justin!!!! until he sees you and he looks into your eyes and it's true love, is what it is, and you don't need the tickets anymore after all.

Other option: You can join his Tennessee Kids fan club, which exists, and participate in a pre-sale on May 7.

After some momentary disappointment that he didn't reinvent pop music with his first album since the popular-music-reinventing Futuresex/Lovesounds -- and aside from a lukewarm endorsement? from our own Troy Farah -- he's settled into a nice run of good feeling as America's least-hated ubiquitous pop star. It helps that he's funny on SNL, and self-aware about his history, but I think the world was mostly just looking for a guy who could pull off the let's-be-classy-adults-together genre of pop come-on, of which "Suit and Tie" is a near-perfect example.

No word yet as to when JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, or the other guy whose name I can never remember off the top of my head will be coming through Phoenix. Chris Kirkpatrick! I had to look it up.

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Dan Moore