Post-VMAs Surprise Appearance, Is *NSYNC Going on Tour Next Year?

Well, we’ve got some good news, and some bad news.

NSYNC at the 2023 VMAs
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Well, should we lead with the bad news or the good news first? Amidst a new single coming out this year and the band’s reunion at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, fans have been clamoring for *NSYNC to announce a forthcoming tour. Well, that’s not going to happen, Page Six reports—but one of the five bandmates is going on tour next year.

Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC speak onstage during the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey

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The group—comprised of Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Justin Timberlake—recorded music together for the first time in over 20 years, the single “Better Place,” which will be released on September 29 and featured in the upcoming movie Trolls Band Together. The band hasn’t released an album since 2001’s Celebrity.

'N Sync through the years

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*NSYNC has reunited a few times since, performing at the 2013 VMAs and to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018. Most recently, the fivesome reunited at the VMAs to present the award for Best Pop Video, which Taylor Swift won for “Anti-Hero.”

Taylor Swift accepts the Best Pop award for "Anti-Hero" from Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, and Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC onstage the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey

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With the buzz surrounding the new song and the VMAs reunion, speculation has been mounting as to whether the group will go back on tour together. Page Six reports that, while *NSYNC is not planning a tour (break our hearts, why don’t you?), Timberlake is, and that he’ll be headed out on the road next year.

“Justin is coming out with a new album, so he’s planning a big U.S. tour for 2024,” a music source said.

Justin Timberlake at the 2023 VMAs

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Maybe *NSYNC can still be persuaded, though—Billboard reports that, if the band did opt to hit the road again, a tour could earn up to $100 million. Do it for the fans, guys! (And shoot, for that paycheck.)

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.