Justin Timberlake - US Airways Center - 12/2/2013 (PHOTOS)

Categories: Last Night

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Timberlake immediately switched styles for the next song, a tribute to Michael Jackson -- "Human Nature." A semi-acoustic "What Goes Around . . . Comes Around" followed, beginning with Timberlake and his guitar and exploding into its pop glory with the full band joining in for JT's rapid fire vocals toward the end of the song.

Timberlake and the platform made their way back to the front of the venue during "Take Back the Night," which transitioned into the third and final portion of the evening. Once the band returned to the stage, Timberlake performed a couple more covers, as things got funky during "Jungle Boogie" and girls screamed even more for Bel Biv DeVoe's "Poison."

Timberlake nailed the vocal style and -- perhaps best of all -- sprinkled some of the song's original choreography into his performance.

The last portion of the set was the best, as "Take Back the Night" signaled a suite of songs that were played back to back with only one breather: A short lull before "Suit & Tie." Otherwise, songs like "SexyBack," "Mirrors," and the covers were played back to back as one fluid song.

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Setlist:
Pusher Love Girl
Gimme What I Don't Know (I Want)
Rock Your Body
Don't Hold the Wall
FutureSex/LoveSound
Like I Love You
My Love
TKO
Strawberry Bubblegum
Summer Love
LoveStoned
Until the End of Time
Holy Grail
Cry Me a River

Part Two:
Only When I Walk Away
True Blood
Drink You Away
Tunnel Vision
Senorita
Let the Groove in
That Girl
Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley cover)
Not a Bad Thing
Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover)
What Goes Around...Comes Around
Cabaret
Take Back the Night
Jungle Boogie (Kool & the Gang cover)
Murder
Poison (Bell Biv DeVoe cover)
Suit & Tie
SexyBack
Mirrors

Critic's Notebook:
Last Night: Justin Timberlake at US Airways Center.
Personal Bias: I was hoping to hear a little *NSYNC or "Dick in a Box," but this was still a damn good show.
The Crowd: Overdressed and full of uncomfortable-looking shoes.
Overheard in the Crowd: "As a Britney fan, I feel guilty for liking this song" during "Cry Me a River."
Random Notebook Dump: "'Tunnel Vision' -- the first time I've seen a topless dancing woman projected onto a huge screen at an arena show."

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transonic_boy
transonic_boy

He also threw in a few lines from the Bloodhound Gang's "Fire Water Burn". The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire...

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