Experience Justin Timberlake at Toyota Center December 5

Justin Timberlake, star of stage and screen, will visit Houston in early December, Live Nation announced this morning.

The "20/20 Experience World Tour," which is scheduled to visit four continents and run well into 2014, will pull into Toyota Center Thursday, December 5. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. next Monday (May 13) through livenation.com.

Timberlake returned to music earlier this year with The 20/20 Experience, his first new release in almost seven years. It has been one of the year's top-selling albums thus far, and spawned the now-ubiquitous hit single "Suit & Tie." To help promote the album, he made a much-hyped appearance at this year's SXSW festival headlining a private event sponsored by MySpace, the social-network prototype/dinosaur Timberlake invested in some time ago.

Members of Timberlake's fan club the Tennessee Kids (he was born in Memphis) will have access to a pre-sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.; see the Web site for details. Cardholders with Mastercard, the tour's presenting sponsor, will get their own pre-sale the day after via the Priceless Cities program. In short, it's probably going to sell out.

The tour, whose North American leg lasts from October 31-February 10, could cause a small degree of anxiety among Timberlake's fans eager for him to host Saturday Night Live again, even though he just joined the NBC late-night show's "Five-Timers Club" in March.

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