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Timbaland Reveals Solo Album

Posted By on January 30, 2007

After having a banner year in 2006 with a slew of chart-topping hits, super producer Timbaland is taking a stab at his own music career, as he prepares the release of his second solo album, Shock Value.

According to the producer, he is not giving in to the restraints of label politics. Instead, he will create a body of work that will, well, shock the world.

"My mission is to blow up the boundaries and tear down the limits," said Timbaland. "I'm taking my music outside of the box. I'm not getting away from what I'm known for; I'm just going to a place where it's all about the music, not about the labels on the music. That's why I call it Shock Value — from the artists to the production, it will shock the system."

As mentioned, Timbaland is coming off a huge year, producer the majority of the music off Timberlake’s no. 1 charting, multi-platinum FutureSex/LoveSounds album, as well as music for Nelly Furtado, including the smash hit "Promiscuous."

He is currently a special guest on Timberlake's current 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow World Tour. His performance marks not only his first tour in many years and, his first world tour, but acts as a debut of some the beats and original music from Shock Value.

The first single, "Give It To Me," featuring Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, is scheduled to debut February 1.

Shock Value is sequenced like a movie, Timbaland has revealed, with a non-stop flow that tells a story, and will fuse genres from rap and hip-hop to pop, punk pop and garage rock to South Asian influences.

Guest appearances include the likes of Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg to Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado; as well as The Hives, She Wants Revenge, Fall Out Boy and Elton John (on piano).

The 38-date North American leg of the FutureSex/LoveShow World Tour, with opening act Pink, kicked off in San Diego, California on January 8th and runs through March.

Forthcoming shows are as follows:

1/31 – Montreal, QUE @ Bell Center
2/2 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
2/3 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans
2/6 – Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Garden
2/7 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
2/18 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC
2/19 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein/Nationwide
2/22 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times
2/24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines
2/25 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
2/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
3/1 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
3/3 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyTel Center
3/4 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
3/5 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
3/8 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
3/10 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
3/12 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
3/13 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
3/15 – Cincinnati, IL @ US Bank Arena
3/16 – Nashville, TN @ Gaylord Entertainment Center
3/18 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
3/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
3/21 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
3/24 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
3/26 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
3/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
3/29 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena

— Ronnie Gamble