Usher announces his 'OMG Tour,' teams with AEG Live for 25 dates
After a previously rumored joint tour with fellow R&B heartthrob Chris Brown was nixed, the singer has announced he is kicking off his own outing.
With the success of the platinum-selling album “Raymond V. Raymond” and its recently released sequel, “Versus,” the 31-year-old is taking his "OMG Tour" (aptly titled after the will.i.am-assisted single of the same name) to 25 arenas across North America starting Nov. 10 in Seattle.
The AEG Live outing is Usher's first major arena trek since 2004’s "Truth Tour" in support of his smash album “Confessions.” After the lukewarm performance of his last album, “Here I Stand,” he took a "ladies only" show to smaller venues.
"Songs like 'OMG,' 'DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love,' 'There Goes My Baby,' 'Papers,' 'Daddy's Home,' 'Lil Freak’ with Nicki Minaj and 'Hot Tottie’ with Jay-Z have dominated the airwaves since last February," said Randy Phillips, president and chief executive of AEG Live. "Now is the time for one of our greatest entertainers to go live, and we are thrilled to be part of the ultimate Usher experience.”
Tickets go on sale Sept. 17 and details will be available on Usherworld.com. He is slated to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.
Check out the dates after the jump:
Nov. 12 -- Oakland, Oracle Arena
Nov. 13 -- Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay
Nov. 14 -- Anaheim, Honda Center
Nov. 17 -- San Diego, Sports Arena
Nov. 18 -- Los Angeles, Staples Center
Nov. 19 -- Phoenix, Jobing.com Arena
Nov. 23 -- Houston, Toyota Center
Nov. 24 -- Dallas, American Airlines Center
Nov. 26 -- St. Louis, Scottrade Center
Nov. 27 -- Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Nov. 29 -- Toronto, Air Canada Centre
Nov. 30 -- Montreal, Bell Centre
Dec. 2 -- Detroit, TBD
Dec. 3 -- Chicago, Allstate Arena
Dec. 5 -- Atlanta, Philips Arena
Dec. 7 -- Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
Dec. 8 -- Baltimore, 1st Mariner Arena
Dec. 10 -- Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
Dec. 11 -- Norfolk, Va., Scope Arena
Dec. 13 -- New York, Madison Square Garden
Dec. 14 -- Boston, TD Garden
Dec. 16 -- Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
Dec. 17 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Dec. 18 -- Hartford, Conn., XL Center
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Usher performs during KIIS-FM's Wango Tango concert at Staples Center on May 15, 2010. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times.