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Usher Postpones European Dates For ‘The Voice’

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usher tour 2013 e1348610850362 Usher Postpones European Dates For The Voice

When opportunities come a’knocking, it’s important to embrace them. Such is the case for R&B crooner Usher, who after inking a deal to join The Voice last week, has now been forced to reschedule his upcoming European ‘Euphoria Tour’ with Rita Ora.

Press release after the jump…

Tuesday, September 25th – For Immediate Release:

Live Nation Global Touring announced today that the Usher Euphoria Tour in Europe will be rescheduled until autumn 2013.

Due to professional and personal commitments Usher will have to reschedule his upcoming European tour dates. With the recently confirmed commitment to the Voice, to ensure that his fans world-wide are treated to the best possible concert experience, the entire tour will be rescheduled to autumn 2013 with dates in both North America and Europe scheduled to run concurrently at that time.

“The feeling of euphoria that I get when performing for you is indescribable. I love each and every one of you and thank you for being there every step of the way. I truly appreciate and am grateful for your support while I take this time to focus on my children and continue to evolve with my fans. Evolve or evaporate.”
Love Usher.

The rescheduled Euphoria tour dates will be announced next year. Fans who have purchased tickets to the previously scheduled dates should return their ticket for refund at point of purchase. Tickets for the previously scheduled performances will not be valid at the rescheduled events.

Live Nation Global Touring wishes to apologize to any inconvenience to fans but look forward to seeing you all at the Euphoria Tour next year.

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We love us some Usher, but love us some good ol’ PR spin even more. For, while we don’t doubt the validity of any of the above, it’s clear that re-establishing himself on home-soil ranks highest on his agenda. And rightly so. For, while well-received by critics (and performing solidly Internationally), his latest LP ‘Looking 4 Myself’ has struggled to shift units in the US and has to-date sold 373,800 in America. Unfortunate as it’s a great body of work that seems to have fallen victim to the ever-annoying “he sold out” malarky – which folk stay spouting without acknowledging the presence of more Urban numbers than Dance cuts.

That said, with The Voice proving to be a potent career reviver (see: Christina Aguilera and Maroon 5), Usher’s turn as a coach on the next season could be just what what the Career Dr ordered. Here’s hoping he has new material to plug come next Spring. To be honest, we’d be disappointed if he signed on without that being the plan to begin with.

Randomness: Would anyone else like to see Mr Raymond serve up a double-disk ala ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ to more clearly appease both his Urban and Pop bases?

Your thoughts?

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49 Comments

  1. September 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    Benron (King Of The Navy) says:
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    Lies. This tour was cancelled because he could not sell out on his own and needed assistance. He was barely promoted and having some irrelivant Koskovan callgirl Incestra Whora open your tour wont sell any tickets.

    The curse of Rita! Destroys everything except Rihanna….which she was coincedentally created to do.

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm
      Monstarebel says:
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      Rita ora is not a good supporting/ opening act idk what he was thinking to have her on his tour ushers to big of a star to be having little irrelevant hoes who CANT even make it outside the UK in his show!

      • September 26, 2012 at 4:24 am
        kimberly says:
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        she did great for coldplay and got fantastic reviews, so what is the diffference between opening for coldplay and usher. Rita got reviews rihanna could not get her debut days. check your facts baby. remember when no one wanted her to be an openeing act but she was selling her tickets for 20 dollars and people didn’t even buy them, instead people were walking out on her. check your facts baby. some of yall only know rihanna after loud and think this is her first album. don’t blame you ritards.

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm
      BLUE The Real HIVE says:
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      Oh b**** STFU THE VOICE WILL MAKE USHER MORE POPULAR IN THE UK AND HE MAY ADD 100 more shows watch

  2. September 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    A WHOLE YEAR THOUGH?

    ANYWAYS
    P!nk is #1 with almost 281k sold….
    Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music Compilation comes in at 2 with 216k sold.

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm
      Monstarebel says:
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      Congrats to them both those are some strong numbers for this day & age…

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm
      BLUE The Real HIVE says:
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      Amazing Pink confirm she’s better than Rihoe

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm
      Try me b**** says:
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      STFU ain’t nobody thinking about those two non mother f****** factors U s*** face

    • September 26, 2012 at 5:21 am
      Lax says:
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      @JJFAN1814 Thanks for the update.

  3. September 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    Monstarebel says:
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    No usher not you to. Its like everyone is becoming a judge on these singing shows….

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm
      BLUE The Real HIVE says:
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      I said it

  4. September 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    Monstarebel says:
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    Damn I CANT believe usher hasn’t gone gold yet :(

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm
      BLUE The Real HIVE says:
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      He sold 64m records world wide does he really beef to go gold?

  5. September 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    DOSSOME says:
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    After the unfortunate numbers Looking 4 Myself did,I’m sure Usher now knows what direction to take with his music on his next album,and yes,he sold out……I dont want another IASF,let alone from Usher coz even with the success IASF achieved commercially and with all those grammys,I still think DIL>>>>4>>>>BDAY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>IASF

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm
      Monstarebel says:
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      Tbh I think I am Sasha fierce was her best body of work it was so versatile

  6. September 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    BLUE The Real HIVE says:
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    Oh God usher looking 4 myself sold 1.4 m world wide!!! Well that’s brilliant for an rnb single this days

  7. September 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    BLUE The Real HIVE says:
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    Since Rita ora s on Thus post watch out how navy guna chat s***

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm
      Try me b**** says:
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      Just like when they did in that Chris woman beater brown post defending his s*** mess

  8. September 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm
    kelly says:
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    LOL LOL what a day Rita Ora is having. First she gets called out on twitter and tumlbir for copying Rihanna’s tweets; then, she the tour she is on is cancelled and she will not be around to make the date next fall, then…….( this is the best bit) SHE LOSES THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE TO KARMIN, despite Beyonce begging for her on her blog. LOL LOL LOL

    Her LP is like 94 on uk itunes and even Lana del ray pre oder ( released nov 2012 ) is outselling her. Rita Ora is being outsold by albums coming out in two months. Today was the day her LP was meant to come out in the USA – It good pushed back, as I predicted to…..Who knows!

    Then, there is pitiful footage of her performing at Wichita ( kansas ) technical college to a crowd of kids, teens and construction workers who looked bored and unimpressed. How pitiful! Next, she announced she is going on tour in America with flop Iggy Azleia and Flop havana brown – who aint nobody care. Then………diamonds DROPS!

    POOR DAT

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm
      Try me b**** says:
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      I was wondering when you’ll show up you crazy nut b**** don’t start posting book and chapters and s***

    • September 26, 2012 at 4:03 am
      kimberly says:
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      .. and you need to find out of your fav’s debut history

    • September 26, 2012 at 5:29 am
      Lax says:
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      @KELLY Preach and since they think we are one
      in the same i will say this, I don’t dislike that little b****
      i just love how the Bey Hive tries to defend Beyonce with
      shyt talk about how Rihanna who’s breaking all the charts
      and barreling through to make His-To-Rih, while the Hive fights fist and barrel to say that Rihanna isn’t shyt when
      Rihanna is mentioned in the same sentences as artist’s that are dead and alive.
      PS
      And another think Rihanna’s Track Record is out there for all of them to see and read and still they goes after Rih trying to knock her hustle, these hateful bytches knows no limit.
      They say Rihanna will never be on Beyonce’s level Yet they turn right around and say that because This Rita chick can sing, and dance with her little ms piggy looking midget ass is the “Queen of hearts, Give Me and the Navy a Phucking break.

  9. September 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    DOSSOME says:
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    I see BLUE THE REAL HIVE (Sam Actually) itching to start those silly BEYHIVE & NAVY stan wars on an article that clearly has nothing to do with them…Plz Sam,kindly let us intelligent bloggers blog without you desperately looking 4 hits under your multiple alter-egos blue,faf,gilberto etc…

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm
      DERAS says:
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      THANK YOU.

      • September 26, 2012 at 5:37 am
        Lax says:
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        IMO Sam and that Grape need to print the articles on the artist and not be involved with their own opinions let the fans and stan fight it out if they so chooses, because it’s very clear that all of the Articles printed on Rihanna starts with a Mean Spirited Context right out of the gate. And it’s not Right, but it’s okay, to me because no blog site that i know of has ever stopped a artist career and that is if they want a career. Rihanna might not ever sing and pop her choochie like beyonce does but Rihanna is still paid and of course the Hive will alwys try to make something out of sverything Rihanna and real people with a real working brain know and see the different . If Rihanna sells the 02 arena, full 109 times, make 90 million on tour, sells the most digital down loads in the Us ever, smoke a joing, show her ass in a strip club, give the paps the f you sign theres always something negative said about and guess
        what i love it because it shows that Rihanna is doing something right and remember the squeaky wheels get the Oil.

      • September 26, 2012 at 5:39 am
        Lax says:
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        Hide and watch*

    • September 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm
      Gilberto says:
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      My name is so sweet in your mouth, isn’t it b****? Forget about me, I ain’t your pimp.

  10. September 25, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    kelly says:
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    By the looks of it Lana Del Ray, is gonna have two debut albums that s*** over Rita Ora in the UK – TWO! – HER DEBUT!

    PS: Have y’all heard that Desperate beyonce is not pregnant; her momma said! She is just fat and old. That is what comfort eating does to you. Anyhow……Desperate Beyonce is do writing camps with Lana Del Ray’s people – YES! Beyonce is tryna jack Lana del rays swag. Never can that old fat, southern negroe illiterate washed faded aging diva, jack the gorgeous, young, hip, talented edgy Lana Del Ray.

    Lana Del ray has more genuine talent in her eyelash that Beyonce has in her body. Simon Cowell is right, Beyonce cannot sing and she is fat.

    • September 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm
      That B*tch says:
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      h**, hop off of Beyonce’s c*** you gap toothed, stank breath, obese, acne ridden, vomit inducing, ogre looking b****.

      • September 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm
        DERAS says:
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        Stop looking in the mirror.

      • September 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm
        kelly says:
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        Actually I am biracial, tall, thin and green eyed.

      • September 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm
        That B*tch says:
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        @ Deras
        Bye h**, I will drag your rupaul, drag queen, flamboyant ass up, down, left, right, and center on this post.
        Now go choke on a d***.
        Oh btw, you never talk back your superior.
        Bye doggy!

      • September 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm
        DERAS says:
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        @ That B*tch Coonery. TRUTH HURTS UH ? LOOOOL. DEAL WITH IT.

    • September 26, 2012 at 4:09 am
      kimberly says:
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      If directors and producers are supposed to work with one artist alone then kelly and it seems like your fav is best for jacking cause she’s been using other artist producers, directors and dancers on her tour, style, but guess what non of them favor her. They all speak highly of someone else.
      The producer who worked with lana is also working with ceelogreen, so is he trying to be like lana and who the f*** is lana the girl that cannot even go platinum in the US and cannot sing live to save her boring soul. CHILD TAKE A SIT.

      It seem like you are troubled bu beyonce and rita, just remember rita is a debut artist just building her fanbase. remember that b****. If I were to compare her and rihnana i see no similarities but a more articulate artist, better singer and dancer and better personality. Rihanna is fake she has changed so many personalities to fit in the crowd. Let Rita do her thing, her fanbase is growing and her doesn’t disappoint with talent. The producers and directors are always around when she need them but there is no one around selling talent. What rihanna doesn’t have and as a black girl will haunt her ass later in life. don;t even come for madonna becasue madonna had major input in her craft, she has great showmanship and fearless. and may i add she is f****** WHITE.

      • September 26, 2012 at 6:04 am
        Lax says:
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        Kimberly all the artist dead and alive worked with
        writers, producers ect you can’t say that Rihanna is the only one, first you say Rihanna can’t this and that, then when Rihanna sells a single or album like hot cakes are is found on different charts that means something like best selling artist for albums and singles you still got something to say, Tell Me do you ever be happy at all? Or is it Rihanna career climb keeping your thought process in the toliet? i mean it’s clear how KELLY feels about this little bytch Rita and it’s no worst then the Haters who goes after Rihanna for doing something feels but hey i was just dropping in , and i am not trying to say that Rihanna is the best at anything GET IT CLEAR, RIHANNA is still working hard and doing the dam thing as seen this pass summer with 5 FESTIVALS under Her BELT I’D SAY
        KIMBERLY you and many, many more who are bytching has been “Corked & Screwed”.

    • September 26, 2012 at 5:42 am
      Lax says:
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      Take one of Rihanna’s single and put it up
      aganist some of the artists career’s and Rihanna will come out on top, and to Rihanna she love the back and forward and I know that Rih is not in no race with no one but her own self.
      PS
      If you hate on Rih because she have choose work over
      welfare then Hate On!

  11. September 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    kelly says:
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    Sam,

    You say Rih is lazy. No she is not. She has been in LA in the studio till am with Pharell; then she flew to Vegas to do that I heart radio show; then she flew back to LA to record some more tracks…..NOW SHE IS IN LONDON, THEN she is going to perform at the women world cup in Azerbaijan. TAKE THAT!

    • September 26, 2012 at 5:42 am
      Lax says:
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      @KELLY So true!

  12. September 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    That B*tch says:
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    Usher’s album didn’t do so great. I don’t know why he thought his tour would’ve been any different. This is what you get for forgetting about your core fanbase that got you all this glory, money, and fame. The same goes for Ne-yo. Im not really expecting his album to do well either.

  13. September 26, 2012 at 2:40 am
    N says:
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    STOP talking as if Rita OralSex OWN the tour.

    • September 26, 2012 at 5:43 am
      Lax says:
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      @N,,,,amen.

  14. September 26, 2012 at 4:19 am
    kimberly says:
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    TO THOSE COMPLAINING ABOUT RITA GO GOOGLE THE BAJAN BEYONCE. Rihanna has had a share of ridicule and was going nowhere until CB beat her ass, show her p**** all over the internet and she started acting wild, but this attitude can only work with teenagers and some teenagers still show no interest.
    Rita Ora has opened for Coldpaly , it was a sucess and got great reviews unlike rihanna who was being smashing in the face with critics ridicule everytime she performed. rihanna was forced to take her clothes off to pull a crowd. check your facts. Rita Ora is well on her way and the navy can do nothign about it. She willbe opening for usher and moving alone with azealia. These are the opportunities you fav could not do in her debut career much less a number one single inside and outside the USA. and may i add she knows nothign about music
    KELLY MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR FAV’S FACTS, COUNT THE NUMBER OF FLOPS SHE HAD. SHE HAVE FLOP SINGLES, 4 FLOP ALBUMS, 3 FLOP TOURS, ONE FLOP MOVIE, ONE FLOP TV SHOW, FLOP ENDORSEMENTS, FLOP PICTURE BOOK, AVERAGE PERFUME SALES COMPARED TO OTHER CELEBRITIES. LOADS OF FLOPS AND WHAT KEEPS HER AFLOAT IS NOT HER TALENT BUT THE SONGWRITIERS AND PRODUCERS. JUST NEEDED TO REMIND YOU.

    • September 26, 2012 at 5:54 am
      Lax says:
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      @KIMBERLY Rihanna was making waves before she got her ass beat by her lover, bytch they was both going to perform at the grammy before the Devil got in the mix and i don’t give a phuck what you and others think. You can keep trying to turn that night over 3 yrs ago every way you want to,
      because the Truth is Chris and Rihanna LOSSED big time and some or still trying to go after both of them and you and others trying to say this or that is in opinion and you already know how many feels about opinions they are like a/h we all got one. And if ever a beat down would make Rihanna are any one work as hard as Rihanna has been working then my ADVICE would be for all of Us go out ASAP and get a good beat down. Rihanna could have just Thorn the towel in and called it a day like many might would have done but She took and negative and turned it in to a positive and if your ass don’t see that you don’t have to because you don’t like Rikhanna and Rihanna have got No more Phuck’s to give your COMPLAINING , PRESSED , BROKE ASS BOO, BOO.
      Awarded a Grammy Award (Dance Recording)
      Awarded a Billboard Award (Female Artist of the Year)
      Awarded a Brit (International Female Artist of the Year)
      Awarded a American Music Award (Favorite R&B Album)
      Awarded BET award (Best Female R&B Artist
      Awarded People’s Choice Awards (Favorite Pop Artist, Song of the Year, Video of the Year)
      Awarded a Soul Train Award (Man Down)

      And just think RIHANNA achieved this over three years after that Incident, keep trying to shy talk RIHANNA’S CAREER, KIMBERLY and watch your heart because Rihanna becc ause of getting beatdown by her then lover chris brown is going to kick it into gear because Remember she got beat down so she can Stay Motivated to work hard and Feed jayz, beyonce and roc nation and def jams, u presses, pissed off hateful b*** head.

      • September 26, 2012 at 5:57 am
        Lax says:
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        @Kimberly, others forgive my english i am working on it, i will get there, let me keep taking this english class, thanks.

  15. September 26, 2012 at 6:41 am
    Arie says:
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    Damn after reading all of these comments I forgot what the article was about. Oh! yes Usher saved himself alot of embarassment so who ever is managing him is doing a good job.

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