Justin Timberlake delays bringing SexyBack to Birmingham

Arena Birmingham

Justin Timberlake has postponed one Birmingham show and cancelled a second after he delayed the start of his European tour.

He was due to play Birmingham Arena on June 27 and 28 as part of eight UK dates this summer but his management company has overhauled his schedule.

The announcement gave no explanation for the changes but did offer an apology “for any inconvenience caused to fans”.

The June 27 show has been rearranged for August 27 but the second date has been cancelled. Timberlake’s second shows in Manchester and Glasgow have also been scrapped.

The changes follow two other high-profile cancellations in the city.

Peter Kay recently cancelled his ten-night stint at the Genting Arena, which is also operated by the NEC Group, due to “unforeseen family circumstances”, while Echo and the Bunnymen have postponed their concert scheduled for this Saturday at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, so they can watch Liverpool play in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

However Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh has been confirmed as the biggest-selling Indian artist to date for a single concert at Arena Birmingham.

He played to a sell-out audience of nearly 9,000 people at the start of his Con.Fi.Dent.Tial UK tour

Ben Sharman, venue sales manager at Arena Birmingham, said: “This has been an impressive production, not only in design but also in sales figures.

“Our world class facilities and central location in the heart of the UK makes us a core destination on the touring circuit. This teamed with the young and culturally diverse population we have in the West Midlands has been a real recipe for success.”