By Jimmy Carlton Sportswriter Published Feb 05, 2018 at 9:46 AM

One day after he performed for the entire country during the most-watched musical event of the year, as the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that global superstar Justin Timberlake is coming to our fair town in September for a concert at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center.

Timberlake will bring his Man Of The Woods Tour to the new Bucks arena on Friday, Sept. 21. The pop icon and 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer will be one of the first major headliners to perform at the soon-to-be, state-of-the-art WESC, which is scheduled to open this fall.

"Last night’s phenomenal Super Bowl performance made us even more excited to welcome Justin Timberlake to Milwaukee in September," said WESC General Manager and Head of Programming Raj Saha in a statement.

Timberlake’s stop is Milwaukee is part of the Man Of The Woods Tour’s second leg of North American dates, which were announced due to sellout shows on the first leg of the tour. Following the release of his much-hyped album, Man of the Woods, and his high-octane Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime show, Timberlake has added 31 new shows across the U.S. and Canada, including Milwaukee at the world-class WESC.

Timberlake released Man Of The Woods, his fourth studio album, on Feb. 2. His tour begins March 13 and has already sold more than 450,000 tickets across previously announced North American dates. The last time Timberlake went on the road was with the 20/20 Experience World Tour, which sold out arenas and stadiums around the globe in 2013 and 2014.

Tickets for Timberlake’s Sept. 21 Milwaukee show, which will be performed in the round, will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. According to the WESC website, they are priced at $229, $179, $139, $94 and $53.50, and can be purchased here.

Timberlake is the sixth major entertainment act announced to be coming to the WESC. Also performing are Kevin Hart on Sept. 13, Maroon 5 on Sept. 16, Jim Gaffigan on Sept. 22, Foo Fighters on Oct. 17 and Elton John on Feb. 19, 2019.

Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.

After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.

Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.