R&B star Usher will be bringing his 'Euphoria' show to Europe beginning in January next year.
The tour which begins in Amsterdam on January 18th will visit 21 cities throughout Europe including UK dates in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester.
On his seventh studio album, 'Looking 4 Myself', Usher Raymond takes some bold steps assuming the most active role of his career as a songwriter, and working with a wide range of producers and collaboratorsóincluding Diplo, Swedish House Mafia, Max Martin, Will I. Am, and Empire of the Sun, to blend electro dance beats with his signature, era-defining R&B, pop, and hip-hop sounds.
In addition, Usher has already released two wildly diverse chart-topping collaborations 'Without You' by David Guetta, and 'Promise' with Romeo Santos.
Usher has sold over 43 million albums worldwide. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his ten-million-selling 2004 album 'Confessions' ranked as the top solo US album of the decade.
Usher says of his latest offering, "As a young artist, you live vicariously through others until you have your own experiences. Younger artists might have to go through just doing one thing, like how Picasso had his blue period. But as you grow older, you become able to articulate yourself better and know what works for you. So this album is not a monochromatic thingócertain songs were specifically intended to get certain things out, different tones and emotions. And as an artist, that brought out the best in me."
Usher's tour dates promoted by Live Nation Global Touring sees Rita Ora accompany him as special guest on the following dates:
Sun 27 January O2 Arena, London
Tue 29 January SECC, Glasgow
Wed 30 January LG Arena, Birmingham
Sat 02 February Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
Wed 13 February Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Fri 15 February MEN Arena, Manchester
Usher UK tour tickets go on-sale at 9am on Friday 21st September and are available priced from £35 - £75 for London and £35 - £55 regionally, and eGigs will have links to buy them then.
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article by: Scott Williams
| published: 18/09/2012 10:22|