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Usher announces his 'OMG Tour,' teams with AEG Live for 25 dates

Usher Usher certainly knows how to make up to his fans.

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. 10 -- Seattle, Key Arena
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.

Comments () | Archives (4)

I have bene waiting a long time to go to a Usher concert i will finally be able to go i can't wait. I will be seeing him at the Staples Center in LA.

i am very upset that i wont be able to see him becuase he is not even close to cincinnati ohio. i love him and would have loved to see him ):

Really long waited events, good show in Chicago has been.

(Ashely: maybe he'll be closer next time, sure it's not the last tour...)

Great show! I was there Nov 18!


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