Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake‘s much anticipated ‘Legends Of Summer Tour‘ is finally here as the dynamic duo kicked off in Toronto on Wednesday. And the reviews have been mostly positive, as the “Suit & Tie” collaborators debuted the tour in front of 45,000 people. The show is being described as a true collaboration and not just two superstars taking turns performing.
As reported by billboard.com:
“There was no one-upmanship, just camaraderie, not competition, two guys that work well together.
“As rehearsed and planned-out as the show no doubt is — how to integrate their material, when to perform solo and when to come together, all the while utilizing their crack 14 18-piece soul/rocknband — the two-and-a-half-hour set was smooth and fun and playful and didn’t have that air of ‘my-turn, your-turn.’ It just seemed natural, almost off-the-cuff in places, which can happen when a guy can rap and a guy can sing.”
The show was epic as Jay-Z and Justin went through their classics from “Big Pimpin” to “Cry Me A River” and “99 problems” to “My Love.” But the show came to an emotional conclusion as the duo came out for encore. As they came back out, both dressed in black blazers, they fittingly performed “Suit and Tie.” Then the two dedicated “Young Forever” to Trayvon Martin.
According to vibe.com:
“The duo hit an emotional note when they performed a live rendition of ‘Young Forever.’
‘”This is for Mr. Trayvon Martin,’ Hov told the crowd, dedicating the song to the slain Florida teen. JT supplied the vocals … as the audience members filled the sold-out Rogers Centre with a beautiful noise, carrying the chorus.”
We’re sure they’ll be more epic moments from “Legends Of Summer Tour” as it’s just getting started.
Jay-Z and Justin have been having a great year so far, as Justin’s album The 20/20 Experience had the largest first week sales for the year, which was only followed by Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, currently No. 1 on the billboard charts and was a part of the unprecedented promotional release with Samsung.
Check out the video of the two superstars giving tribute to Trayvon Martin.