Usher announces the UR experience
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Sep 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM
Hot on the heels of a blockbuster performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and the release of his new single/video “She Came To Give It To You,” global megastar Usher announced today he will tour North America this fall, bringing The UR Experience to fans in 27 cities, including Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Tickets for The UR Experience start at $35 and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at theQarena.com, 888-894-9424, Quicken Loans Arena box office and all northern Ohio Discount Drug Marts.
Packed with an impressive repertoire of smash hits spanning his 20-year career, the critically-acclaimed showman will give his fans a unique experience that only the multi-talented Usher can deliver. His show will include a fresh take on early and recent songs as well as new music from his anticipated forthcoming eighth studio album.
“With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests,” Usher said. “I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before.”
The UR Experience is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.
Challenging himself creatively and testing musical boundaries are characteristics that have defined Usher's career since he was first discovered twenty years ago on Star Search. Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Assn. of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 50 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including 8 Grammys and was named the #1 Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album “Confessions” being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 #1 hits (all as a lead artist) and 18 Hot 100 top-10 singles.
Usher is currently working on his forthcoming 8th studio album and preparing for his North American Tour. Earlier this year he completed filming his role as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film “Hands of Stone,” a biopic of champion boxer Roberto Duran which co-stars Robert DeNiro and is due in theaters early 2015. In addition, Usher recently completed his second season as a coach on NBC's Emmy award winning hit TV show "The Voice" where he proved his top-notch coaching capability by mentoring Josh Kaufman who became the champion of season 6.