Will there be an NSYNC reunion tour? New music fuels comeback rumours

Joey Fatone, from left, Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC present the award for best pop during the MTV Video Music Awards (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) (AP)
Joey Fatone, from left, Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC present the award for best pop during the MTV Video Music Awards (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) (AP)

Earlier this month, NSYNC sent fans into meltdown when they shared a teaser of a new song that’s expected to drop on September 29.

The 90s boyband, made up of JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, and Justin Timberlake, have been fuelling rumours of a comeback after they came together at the recent MTV VMAs.

Since then, the heartthrobs have confirmed they’ve been in the studio and working on a new track called Better Place, which was created for Timberlake’s new film, Trolls Band Together.

The last time NSYNC released an album was way back in 2001. However, given all the new work they’ve been doing, some fans are hopeful that a reunion tour could also be on the cards.

NSYNC hasn’t publicly addressed rumours of a tour - but here’s all we know about what the band have been working on.

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Is NSYNC working on new music?

NYSYNC recently came together at the MTV VMAs to present Taylor Swift with the Best Pop Award. The whole group haven’t actually been together since 2018, so this was a huge moment for NSYNC fans even though the band didn’t perform.

Then, Timberlake took to social media to share a video of the band working together in the studio on a new track. It turns out this is going to form part of the soundtrack for Trolls Band Together.

Alongside the post, he wrote: “When the stars align… got my brothers back together in the studio to work on something fun and the energy was special. Better Place is coming 9/29 LOVE Y’ALL.”

In the clip, one of NSYNC can be heard saying “who’s ready for a reunion?” before the group gets to work on recording the music.

While the band seemed excited about promoting the new song, it’s unlikely to evolve into an album at this time. According to Lance, because of ongoing SAG-AFRA strikes in Hollywood, they haven’t promoted the film or the song.

“It was kind of bittersweet because we did have bigger plans for this song,” Lance told E! News.

“Unfortunately, there is a SAG strike and, in solidarity with WGA and SAG, we’re not able to promote the film and song. We were supposed to perform it.”

Will there be an NSYNC reunion tour?

Again, there’s been plenty of speculation about whether NSYNC might take this opportunity to kickstart a reunion tour. Naturally, their loyal fans are hopeful that this could become a reality.

However, a tour seems unlikely at this stage and several band members have played down the idea of it happening anytime soon.

Speaking at the 90s Con in Tampa, Joey Fatone told the audience: “No, I don’t know if there is a tour!” before adding: “If the fans want it that much yell at the companies, yell at Sony, yell at them.”

Another spanner in the works is a rumour of an upcoming solo tour for Timberlake in 2024. The artist is said to be working on a new album and is expected to hit the tour route in the coming year.

This means that any hopes of an NSYNC comeback are unlikely throughout next year as the band are busy with other commitments.

When did NSYNC last perform together?

NSYNC was born in 1995 when the five performers soared to the top of the charts with iconic tunes such as Bye Bye Bye.

During their time as a band, they released three studio albums and were also nominated for multiple Grammys. However, the group decided to go on hiatus in 2002 before eventually parting ways permanently.

Throughout the years, the group have come together on multiple occasions but talk of a reunion never materialised.

The last time the five artists came together to perform onstage was in 2013. Since then, the group have appeared without Justin Timberlake on several occasions.