Excited for Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z's upcoming tour, Legends of the Summer? Well the tech rehearsals are happening all week in Hamilton.
The stage setup for the collaboration has been built inside Copps Coliseum, and crews will be there all week tweaking the sound and light show before the North American leg of the tour kicks off on July 17 at The Rogers Centre.
A technician who helped set up the show told CBC Hamilton he brought in an "insane amount of equipment." The stage is actually set up sideways in Copps as opposed to lengthways like most shows.
"It was a lot of equipment. It must be huge," he said. "It was too big for Copps Coliseum, I'll tell you that."
Copps staff say it's unlikely Timberlake or Jay-Z will actually be in Hamilton this week — but they don't know for certain. The duo is set to perform in England's Olympic Park on July 14.
The two collaborated on Suit & Tie, the lead single from Timberlake's third studio album, The 20/20 Experience. The single has shot into the top ten in 15 countries, and the album rose to number one in Canada on the Billboard Chart.
Jay-Z is touring on the back of his twelfth studio album Magna Carta … Holy Grail, which dropped on July 4 via mobile app and July 8 in retail stores. Timberlake is featured on the album opener, Holy Grail.
The album's mobile app counterpart is the first of it's kind on a major album release. But privacy concerns, Android malware, server crashes and rumours of covert data collection have prompted many to cast a suspicious eye. It got mixed reviews from critics but it certified platinum in the U.S.
There are still limited tickets available for the Legends of The Summer tour stop at Rogers Centre on July 17. Prices run from $53.85 to $297.60. To grab them, head over to Ticketmaster.