Jay Z and Justin Timberlake Rock Yankee Stadium

Jay Z and Justin Timberlake brought their "Legends of the Summer" tour to Yankee Stadium July 19 for the first of two shows in the Bronx.

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Jay Z and Justin Timberlake brought their "Legends of the Summer" tour to Yankee Stadium July 19 for the first of two shows in the Bronx. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The show had several distinct parts; in the first, Jay Z and Timberlake performed together. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Backed by a 14-piece band, the two musicians frequently completed lines from each other's songs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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There was a distinct sense of camaraderie and mutual respect that is rarely seen in popular music. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next, it was Jay Z's turn to shine, and he ran through 10 of his songs largely on his own. Photos by Michel Dussack
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There were points when Justin Timberlake returned to the stage, including during a rendition of "99 Problems" that included a bit of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" with JT on guitar. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Jay Z also broke out the Kanye West song "Clique" to sing his verse and, for a moment, the entire venue seemed to think he'd be joined by the other half of the "Watch the Throne" project. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Jay Z's set ended by transitioning to Justin Timberlake's. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Songs like "FutureSex/LoveSound" and the newly released "Take Back the Night" got an airing during Timberlake's set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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However, it was the times when both stars were on stage together that the show truly shined, which was especially surprising since they share very few tracks. Photos by Michel Dussack
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One of the highlights of the night was when Timberlake covered Sinatra's "New York, New York" which led perfectly into Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind." Photos by Michel Dussack
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Much to the delight of the crowd, the duo brought out Alicia Keys to sing her part on the New York anthem. Photos by Michel Dussack
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When it came time for the encore, Jay Z's "Encore" led into "SexyBack." Photos by Michel Dussack
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"Suit & Tie," one of the few tracks that the two artists are both featured on in its recorded version, came next. Each artist wore a suit and tie that they accessorized with a glass of champagne. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The show took a serious turn as it ended with a mashup of Alphaville's "Forever Young" and Jay Z's "Young Forever" that was dedicated to Trayvon Martin. Photos by Michel Dussack
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While these two artists are each huge in their own right, the show was much greater than the sum of its parts and is without a doubt the biggest tour of the summer. Photos by Michel Dussack
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