Justin Timberlake to perform in Chicago days after arrest; additional tickets released – NBC Chicago

Days after famous pop star Justin Timberlake was arrested this week in the Hamptons, his weekend concerts at Chicago's United Center are still going on as planned — and additional tickets and seats have been released, according to a report from Live Nation.

“TICKETS RELEASED!” A Facebook post from Live Nation said Friday morning. “Great seats just released for Justin Timberlake tonight and tomorrow at the United Center!”

Timberlake, 43, who is scheduled to play concerts at the United Center Friday and Saturday as part of his “Forget Tomorrow World Tour,” was arrested earlier this week in Sag Harbor, New York, for “failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign and failing to maintain your lane of travel.

He was stopped by a police officer and “upon investigation, it was determined that Mr. Timberlake was operating his vehicle while intoxicated,” Sag Harbor police said in a statement.

According to police, Timberlake told the officer, “I drank a martini and followed my friends home. »

A court complaint filed later Tuesday said the officer said Timberlake's eyes were “bloodshot and glassy” and that a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from his breath.”

“He was unable to divide his attention, he had slowed speech, he was unsteady, and he performed poorly on all standardized field sobriety tests,” the complaint states.

The complaint said Timberlake refused a chemical test.

He was arrested, tried and detained overnight before being brought to court Tuesday morning.

Timberlake was eventually released on his own recognizance.

According to a Sag Harbor court spokesperson, Timberlake faces a charge of DWI, or driving while intoxicated.

The rules surrounding a DWI, according to the New York DMV, include a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher “or other evidence of intoxication.”

On Wednesday, an attorney for Timberlake released a statement regarding the pop star's arrest.

“I look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake on these allegations,” attorney Edward Burke Jr. said.

Shortly after Live Nation posted on Facebook that more tickets for the Timberlake concert had been released, Kaiser Tiger, a bar less than a mile from the United Center, posted a tongue-in-cheek message on social media , accompanied by the photo of Timberlake.

“Drink as much as you want because we’re driving!” the message read in part. “Tonight and tomorrow we will be shuttled to the United Center for the Justin Timberlake concert.”

According to the Live Nation website, several tickets remained available for all of Timberlake's shows, starting at $75.

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