Timberlake gives Super Bowl eve comeback concert
This Jan. 27, 2013 file photo shows actor-singer Justin Timberlake at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Timberlake gave his first performance in nearly five years Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in New Orleans for DirecTV's Super Bowl-eve bash. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Published Sunday, February 3, 2013 7:17AM EST
NEW ORLEANS -- Justin Timberlake put an exclamation point on his comeback with a sizzling, hour-long concert on the eve of the Super Bowl.
Timberlake -- who recently released his new single "Suit and Tie" -- hadn't performed in concert in nearly five years, deciding to concentrate on his acting career. But at Saturday's event -- put on by DirecTV -- a dapper-looking Timberlake brought out a full band, along with special guests Jay-Z and Timbaland, to wow a crowd of hundreds in New Orleans.
Timberlake is due to perform for a much larger audience next Sunday at the Grammy Awards. His third album, "The 20/20 Experience," is due out in March.
The evening raised funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children.