Missy Elliott announces first-ever headline tour

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Rapper Missy Elliott is set to embark on her first-ever headline tour across North America, featuring support from fellow artists Busta Rhymes, Ciara and producer Timbaland. 

Titled ‘Out Of This World – The Missy Elliott Experience’, the tour will head to major US venues such as Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, Arena in Los Angeles, Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, UBS Arena in New York, and Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Kicking off in Vancouver, Canada with a concert at Rogers Arena on July 4, the tour will span 24 dates until August 24.

The tour is being produced by Live Nation in association with Mona Scott-Young, Missy Elliott’s long-time manager and chief executive of Monami Entertainment, and represented by Seth Shomes through Day After Day Productions.

“This is an incredible time in my life as I am experiencing so many milestone ‘firsts.’ Being the first female hip hop artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and now going out on my first headline tour,” said Elliott.

“Fans have been asking me to tour forever but I wanted to wait until I felt the time was right because I knew if I was ever going to do it, I had to do it big, and I had to do it with family! So get ready to be taken out of this world with me, Busta Rhymes, Ciara, and Timbaland. We can’t wait to share this experience with the fans.”

Scott-Young added: “Missy has always been an iconic groundbreaker and continuously pushes herself to be bolder and go where she has never been before – and surprisingly, one of those places is headlining her own tour.

“For decades, fans and peers worldwide have clamoured for Missy to tour and they’re finally going to get what they’ve been asking for as she teams up with Ciara, Busta, and longtime partner-in-rhyme Timbaland, to deliver a start-to-finish, nonstop, high-octane, out of this world concert experience.”

Tickets will be available from today (Tuesday) through the Verizon presale. Additional presales will follow over the rest of the week, before the general onsale begins on April 12.