Inside Track – Don’t breathe a word of this. Because nobody’s supposed to know. But our backstage spies say Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake — who performed at the Grammys together and collaborated on JT’s “Suit & Tie” comeback — will play Fenway Park this August. The Red Sox went to City Hall yesterday asking for concert permits for Aug. 10 and 11 when the team is in Kansas City to play the Royals. Although the Sox didn’t specify the musical act, we’re told it’s the blockbuster combo of Timberlake, who hasn’t toured in six years, and the hip-hop giant.Anyway, the city licensing board took the Sox’ request under advisement yesterday and a decision is expected within several days. If the license is granted, it would be the first time a major urban act, Jay-Z, played the ballyard. Country singer Jason Aldean is scheduled to play Fenway in July.
So this is the big news of the day today. Jay-Z and Timberlake coming to Fenway. Listen everybody knows I sweat Timberlake, but I got to be honest. I think this is probably one of the most over-rated concerts ever. Don’t get me wrong it’s definitely gonna sell out in 1 second, but I have zero desire to see Jay Z or Timberlake in concert. Well maybe I want to hear Sexyback but other than that I would trade 100 Timberlake tickets for 1 Jason Aldean ticket. And anybody who would pick Timberlake/Jay Z over Aldean has no respect for live music. Am I right or am I right?
Vote 1 for Timberlake and 10 for Aldean