The one 'N Sync member who wants a reunion tour
August 27th, 2013
03:28 PM ET

The one 'N Sync member who wants a reunion tour

The long-awaited 'N Sync reunion has come and gone in the blink of an eye.

And we mean that almost literally: At Sunday's Video Music Awards, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick reunited with Justin Timberlake just long enough to sing a few lines from "Girlfriend" and "Bye, Bye, Bye" before Timberlake resumed a lengthy solo performance.

Rumor has it Timberlake's former bandmates were "upset" when they learned their set wasn't going to be the longer 'N Sync extravaganza fans were likely expecting.

"They were pushing for more," Us Weekly reportedly heard from an unnamed source. "They originally were told that it was going to be more of their old hits, not just 'Bye Bye Bye' - but then Justin reworked it."

Either way, 'N Sync's comeback was a noticeably swift one - and both Chasez and Kirkpatrick have said that they don't expect any sort of reunion tour, a la The Backstreet Boys or New Kids on the Block, anytime soon.

Kirkpatrick told Orlando radio station XL1067, that he'd never say never, but the VMAs reunion "was just for (Justin)," who received the Michael Jackson's Video Vanguard award during the ceremony.

The reunion was just a matter of time, Chasez told Ryan Seacrest Monday, and it was Timberlake who put the idea together.

"Just a few days ago, Justin gave me a buzz and he basically said, 'Hey man listen, I'm getting this award and they've given me a pile of time to perform, and we started our careers at MTV, and I think that we should get the band back together,'" Chasez explained. "And we did it, but for just for a minute because it really was about him and all that he's accomplished. But he wanted to acknowledge that part of his career, and so we all decided to do it."

Kirkpatrick agrees with Chasez that no one has any illusions of trying to head out on a reunion tour - except for one person.

"I'm not going to say (a reunion tour) is never going to happen, but it was what it was," Kirkpatrick said. "This was a moment for Justin to get his accolades, and for us to say that we had so much respect for what he did ... We haven't even talked about (a reunion tour), except for of course Joey. Joey was the first one who was like, 'OK guys, let's go on tour now!'"

Filed under: Justin Timberlake • MTV VMAs • Music

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    September 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bimbo Tek

    Missed it.

    September 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bimbo Tek UK Xx


    September 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 53 loss...say bye bye!


    August 30, 2013 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |


    August 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Evel Knievel

    They were better than the Backside Boys.

    August 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. derp

    Lance Bass has had more hose the the NYC fire department.

    August 28, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. cookieleeann

    Don't think they will have a reunion tour for a longggggg time or probably ever.You see Justin still wants to do his solo and acting career. He has been pretty successful at it to, even though i'm not a big fan of his acting. He is really the only 1 who has made it big after the group. Don't see it happening.

    August 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. metalhead65

    getting the band back together? shouldn't you be able to play an instrument or sing before you call yourselves a band? lip syncing and dancing does not make you a band.

    August 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      If you're a "metalhead", why the hell are you commenting on here? Also, name one metal band where the "singer" is actually talented. Didn't think so, moron. Lip syncing? They've sung a capella (oops, I guess that word is foreign to you) plenty of times. Grow up, you old fart.

      August 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anthony

      how about David Grohl the foo fighters, Billy Corgan Smashing Pumpkins, James Hetfield Metallica, Trent Reznor Nine Inch Naiils, Rob Zombie, i mean just to name of few Rockers who have real talent.

      August 28, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Win50

      You have no idea how good it was too see Justin on stage.

      August 28, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. Concert Please Please!!!!

    Joey Fatone (far let)....he my man!!!!.....I am soooooooooo there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |

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