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Justin Timberlake announces Sacramento show

Justin Timberlake’s new album, released Feb. 2, 2018, has been met with initial mixed reviews.
Justin Timberlake’s new album, released Feb. 2, 2018, has been met with initial mixed reviews.

"Man of the Woods" is coming to the City of Trees.

The tour for Justin Timberlake's fifth studio album has been expanded to include a Nov. 18 stop at Golden 1 Center, he announced Monday. Presale tickets ranging from $47-$238 plus fees go on sale Tuesday ahead of a May 7 general sale.

Timberlake has released five No. 1 singles and had 19 songs peak in the Billboard Hot 100's Top 10 since 2002, when he broke away from *NSYNC and began recording as a solo artist. He's also starred in movies such as "Friends With Benefits," "The Social Network" and "In Time."

The rustic, flannel-rich "Man of the Woods," however, was released in February to lukewarm reviews. Pitchfork called it "a huge misstep," Esquire dubbed it "a mess" and Stereogum posed the query "Has a pop megastar ever released such a noncommittal shrug of an album?" Rolling Stone, on the other hand, gave "Man of the Woods" 3.5 stars out of five and noted "it's not perfect, but you can't raise a barn without getting your hands dirty."

Timberlake won't be the only big-name artist dropping into Sacramento during the week of Thanksgiving, as Fleetwood Mac announced a Nov. 23 show at Golden 1 Center last week.

Also on Monday, Bonnie Raitt announced she would cancel several summer shows in which she was scheduled to perform alongside James Taylor, including a June 3 show at Golden 1 Center.

Benjy Egel: (916) 321-1052, @BenjyEgel

A woman hit by a tee shot Wednesday during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship is consoled by award-winning musician Justin Timberlake.

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