Fans embraced Usher when he spilled his Confessions on his latest album. Now, he hopes they'll embrace the Truth just as warmly.
The R&B superstar has announced plans for a summer road trip, the Truth Tour, which will bring his elaborate song-and-dance show to fans across the country. The Truth Tour kicks off on August 5 in Hampton, Virginia, and will wrap up on October 7 in New York.
Usher's opening act will not be fellow Atlanta resident Big Boi. Last week, the Outkast MC teased fans with the idea that he could be joining the tour as the opening act (see "Outkast's Big Boi To Tour With Usher, Says Andre Is MC Again"), but according to Usher's management, Big Boi's involvement never extended beyond preliminary conversations.
Instead, Usher will travel with the Louis Vuitton Don himself, Kanye West. The producer and rapper recently finished a headlining tour of his own in support of his recent debut, The College Dropout, and has a number of projects on the boil (see "On Kanye West's Plate: Usher Tour, Clothing Line And ... Black Jesus?").
The Truth Tour itinerary, according to a spokesperson for Usher:
- 8/5 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
- 8/6 - Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
- 8/7 - Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center
- 8/10 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
- 8/13 - Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
- 8/14 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
- 8/20 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
- 8/21 - E. Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
- 8/25 - New Orleans, LA @ Superdome
- 8/26 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
- 8/31 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
- 9/2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
- 9/11 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
- 9/15 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
- 9/17 - Memphis, TN @ FedEx Arena
- 9/18 - St. Louis, MO @ Savvis Center
- 9/19 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
- 9/23 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
- 9/24 - Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
- 9/25 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Arena
- 9/30 - Charlotte, NC @ Coliseum
- 10/1 - Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
- 10/3 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
- 10/7 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
For a full-length feature on Usher, check out "Usher: King Me."