Usher: One New Zealand Show Only

Monday 11 October 2010

In what promises to be his biggest and boldest tour yet, Usher is heading to New Zealand in March 2011 for one massive arena show.

Following the huge success of his landmark sixth studio album Raymond V. Raymond and its extended play follow up Versus; Usher embarks on a worldwide tour to bring his slick R’n’B beats and dynamic style to eager New Zealand fans.

Released in March this year Raymond V. Raymond reached #2 on the ARIA Top 50 Album Chart and achieved Platinum status, making it Usher’s forth top ten album in Australia. In New Zealand Raymond V. Raymond reached the #8 spot on the RIANZ Top 40 Album Chart and stayed in the chart for 12 weeks.

Internationally Raymond V. Raymond received glowing reviews and held the #1 spot on Billboard's R&B chart for seven weeks as well as reaching Platinum status in the U.S.

The international success of the album’s standout club classics ‘OMG’ and 'DJ’s Got Us Falling In Love Again' has resulted in reaching Double Platinum Sales status in Australia. Critics agree that Usher’s latest effort is as sizzling as it is catchy:

“… the Atlanta-based performer’s sixth disc is a sizzling mix of dance floor bangers and grinding ballads…” -Toronto Star

“... the Grammy winner delivers sultry come-ons and heartfelt declarations…‘Raymond v Raymond’ is diverse and satisfying.” - The Boston Herald

Usher’s last appearance down under was for a whirlwind promo trip in May 2010 that saw tickets to his exclusive Sunrise performance being snapped up in just two minutes. Be sure to catch Usher this time around as he embarks on a tour that is guaranteed to captivate and amaze.