*NSYNC Timeline- July 2001
Richard Marx “news blurb” “I just wrote a song with David Foster and his wife, Linda Thompson called, “I Will.” David and I co-produced it. It was recorded by Chris Kirkpatrick from *NSYNC…
02 – PopOdyssey concert at Trans World Dome, St Louis, MO, with opening acts: Lil Romeo, Dante Thomas, Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba.
3 – Filth2go.com reports the underwear that JC recently admitted he leaves behind while on the road, while unknown to him, is being picked up by maids at several hotels and later sold on the web, though they couldn’t find any recent listings on eBay.
04 – PopOdyssey concert at War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock, AR, with opening acts: Dante Thomas, Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba.
6 – Justin, JC, Lance and 20 of the band’s friends went to Six Flags Astroworld in Houston
06 – PopOdyssey concert at Reliant Astrodome, Houston, TX, with opening acts: Lil Romeo, Dante Thomas, Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba, Not So Boy Band.
7 – Worldpop reports Chris dreads part of the Pop Odyssey set saying, “During Space Cowboy we drop down from the top of the stage about 100 feet. It kills me every time I go up there because I have a phobia of heights. I scream like a little girl.”
7 – Reuters’ Gary Graff interviewed *NSYNC ahead of the release of Celebrity, where Lance revealed Jive execs weren’t too excited about the group’s new musical direction. Bass said, “They were like, ‘I don’t know. I don’t like that song. I don’t think you should go there. It’s too different. And we’re like, ‘No, that’s what we want to do. We don’t want to do 10 ‘Bye, Bye, Byes’ or three ‘God Must Have Spents.’ That’s why every song on this album is different from each other. And they’re all… cool.”
7 – The Orlando Sentinel reports Justin and Lance were with Britney for the Pepsi 400 race
08 – PopOdyssey concert at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX, with opening acts: Dante Thomas, Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba, Not So Boy Band.
10 – PopOdyssey concert at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO, with opening acts: Dante Thomas, Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba.
13 – Regis & Kelly, perform Pop
13? – PopOdyssey concert at Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO, with opening acts: Dante Thomas, Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba.
13 – The Sun reports Britney traveled 1,200 miles to visit an ailing Justin after he injured his ankle.
13 – *NSYNC’s JC commented on the problems A.J. McLean is facing during a telephone press conference saying, “I really don’t know what to say about that, except for, you know, I hope he gets better. It’s kind of sad that he’s got a problem like that, and I wish the guy the best. I hope he pulls it together. At least he’s admitted to himself that he has a problem. And that’s pretty much the first step.”
14 – Everybody Talk About Pop Music on MTV
15 – FuMan Skeeto Summer Store Invasion Tour, Fashion Valley Nordstrom, San Diego
16 – PopOdyssey concert at Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field, San Diego, CA, with opening acts: Dante Thomas, Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba. Justin is attacked by an over-enthusiastic fan during BBB
17 – FuMan Skeeto Summer Store Invasion Tour, Beverly Center Bloomingdales, Los Angeles
18 – Joey live chat on MSN.com. *NSYNC was MSN’s Artist of the Month.
18 – PopOdyssey concert at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix, AZ, with opening acts: Dante Thomas, Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba.
21 – USA Today reports the pressure is on for the future of boybands as *NSYNC releases their new album Tuesday. Chris Kirkpatrick admits, “There’s definitely pressure on us now, but it all comes from critics and the media. You know, we could sell 15 million copies of our new album, which is more than our last one sold, and it would still be considered a failure if we sell only, say, 1.5 million copies the first week – because we won’t have broken our own record.”
21 – Road To Celebrity on MTV
21-22? – PopOdyssey concerts at Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland, CA, with opening acts: Dante Thomas, Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba, Not So Boy Band.
21 – CDNow.com’s Miss Truth reports Britney and Justin did end up catching the Craig David show in LA as expected.
23 – The View, perform Pop and Gone; Tonight Show With Jay Leno, perform Pop
23 – *NSYNC were on ET from the set of their Rolling Stone cover shoot.
23 – Release party for Celebrity at club Moomba in West Hollywood. Celebrity guests included Hugh Hefner, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The Star reports ex-Baywatch star Traci Bingham got rejected by Joey at the group’s Celebrity premiere party in LA. Traci reportedly told Joey, “You know, I never wear underwear.” Fatone inexplicably (given his reputation) gave her a funny look and then walked away.
24 – PopOdyssey concert at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, with opening acts: Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Samantha Mumba, Not So Boy Band.
24 – Celebrity released; TRL guests via satellite from Pasadena.
24 – *NSYNC were on Entertainment Tonight where they were on hand for the premiere party.
24 – *NSYNC were on Access Hollywood where they were in the studio talking to Nancy Odell.
24 – *NSYNC received 5 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards including Best Group Video, Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video, Viewer’s Choice, Best Editing In A Video, and Breakthrough Video, all for Pop.
25 – Entertainment Weekly reviewed the Celebrity CD track by track.
25 – Launch.com reports comments from *NSYNC as Celebrity hits store shelves with Lance admitting, “I think the cool thing about us is, we as best friends will go on to do a lot of things together. I think *NSYNC will be around really forever.”
27 – PopOdyssey concert at Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV, with opening acts: Eden’s Crush, Meredith Edwards, Not So Boy Band.
27 – Shocking allegations from Big Brother 2′s Will as late Tuesday night, he admitted to smoking pot with Chris Kirkpatrick before a show where he gave the guys flu shots and at Joey Fatone’s house on another occasion. Will also said JC was apparently “too interested in what he had to say” and called Justin a “goody goody” with his mother always around. CBS cut the web feed before more details were divulged.
28/29 – 3rd annual Challenge for the Children Celebrity Skills Challenge and Basketball Game in Las Vegas.
30 – *NSYNC was featured on CNN where they talked about the group’s popularity and new album.
31 – PopOdyssey concert at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, with opening acts: Meredith Edwards, Not So Boy Band.
31 – *NSYNC were again on Access Hollywood where they told Pat O’Brien, “We want this album to stand on its own. We want this album – people to buy this album for the quality of the album, not for first-week sales.”