The Shadowboxers Confirmed as Opening Act for Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Tour

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The Shadowboxers are going on TOUR!

Poised to be 2018’s biggest breakout act, the American pop band will take their dynamic live show on the road this year as they join their mentor Justin Timberlake for the first leg of his highly-anticipated Man of the Woods Tour as the opening act on 30+ arena dates across the country.

“We have been playing live and touring for so many years and we’ve always dreamed of going on a tour like this. We are so excited and feel so confident about our show and the new material that we’ll get to play every night,” the band says. “And to be on the road with one of the greatest performers of all time is such an incredible honor.”

Discovered by Justin Timberlake and signed to his Villa 40 artist development company, The Shadowboxers’s music is an R&B-soaked mix of soul and pop. Members Scott TylerMatt Lipkins and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started writing together in college, since forging a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of the Bee Gees, CSN and Earth, Wind & Fire and the rhythmic pop funk of Prince, D’Angelo and Michael Jackson.   

Originally creating buzz with their YouTube cover of Timberlake’s “Pusher Love Girl,” the threesome have since garnered over 4 million streams of original material on Spotify and Apple Music to date and growing.  Spending time writing in the studio with both Timberlake and Israeli songwriter/producer K-Kov, The Shadowboxers released Apollo EP lead single “HOT DAMN!” in September 2017, and since then have performed on national television shows such as TODAY and The Talk as well as completed a set of national headlining tour dates.

Tickets for the tour on sale now and VIP information is coming soon, with packages going on sale March 2. For a full list of the group’s 2018 tour dates and ticketing information, please visit The band is also preparing for the release of their first EP, due out this spring.


Date City Venue
March 18 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
March 21 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
March 22 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
March 25 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
March 27 Chicago, IL United Center
March 28 Chicago, IL United Center
March 31 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
April 2 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
April 4 Boston, MA TD Garden
April 5 Boston, MA TD Garden
April 12 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 14 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
April 15 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
April 24 San Jose, CA SAP Center
April 25 San Jose, CA SAP Center
April 28 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
April 29 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 2 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 5 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
May 7 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
May 9 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
May 11 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
May 14 Orlando, FL Amway Center
May 15 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
May 18 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
May 19 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
May 23 Houston, TX Toyota Center
May 25 Houston, TX Toyota Center
May 27 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
May 28 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
May 30 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
June 1 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
June 2 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

Written by Jozie Schroder

Jozie is the executive editor and head of photography for Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. She is a student at the University of Miami majoring in finance and minoring in public relations. When she is not with her sister Juliet coordinating business plans or attending red carpets, she can be seen as a dancer on the University of Miami Hurricanettes team, where she also runs the organization's social media accounts.