Usher’s ‘UR Experience’

Armed with new music from his much anticipated eighth studio album, Usher launches his “UR Experience Tour” Nov. 1 in Montreal.  General onsales for select dates launch next week.

Details for Usher’s first headlining outing in three years comes one week after his performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards extravaganza and follows the release of his new single, “She Came To Give It To You,” featuring Nicki Minaj.

When he wasn’t recording his new album, Usher put his acting chops to work, playing pugilist Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming biopic of boxer Roberto Duran called “Hands Of Stone,” which costars Robert De Niro as Duran’s trainer, Ray Arcel.  Edgar Rameriz plays Duran.

One of the best-selling artists in recorded music, Usher has been highly visible on TV.  The R&B singer recently concluded his second season as a coach on “The Voice” where he mentored Josh Kaughman to the top of the show’s pops.

Next week Usher will appear at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for “Fashion Rocks” Sept. 9 and he’ll stop at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas Sept. 19.  “The UR Experience Tour” covers November and December.

“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.”

Photo: Matt Sayles / Invision / AP
MTV Video Music Awards, Forum, Inglewood, Calif.

Here are the dates:

Nov. 1 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
Nov. 2 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Nov. 4 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Nov. 5 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 7 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Nov. 10 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 13 – Boston, Ma., TD Garden
Nov. 14 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 15 – Atlantic City, N.J., Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Nov. 17 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
Nov. 18 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
Nov. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Nov. 22 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
Nov. 24 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose
Nov. 26 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Nov. 27 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Nov. 30 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
Dec. 2 – Broomfield, Colo., 1stBank Center
Dec. 4 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
Dec. 5 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
Dec. 6 – New Orleans, La., Smoothie King Center
Dec. 8 – Memphis, Tenn., FedExForum
Dec. 9 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
Dec. 12 – Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
Dec. 13 – Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena
Dec. 14 – Tampa, Fla., Tampa Bay Times Forum

Special guests include August Alsina and DJ Cassidy.

Presales for select dates begin Sept. 3.  General onsales for Montreal, Toronto, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Atlantic City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Vancouver and Edmonton begin Sept. 8, and in all other markets Sept. 15.  Visit for more information.