Gigs & Festivals

Usher to grace Hammersmith Apollo

By | Published on Thursday 24 May 2012


A rare chance to get up-close (well, sort of) to suave urban gent Usher Raymond now, as the R&B A-lister plots a (not very) intimate outing at London’s 5000-capacity Hammersmith Apollo on 11 Jun.

By sheer coincidence, his new studio LP ‘Looking 4 Myself’ – which features Diplo, Swedish House Mafia, and Empire Of The Sun – is out the very same day.

And talking of coincidences, if I’m not mistaken Usher’s tour promoters are AEG Live, who are currently locked in talks with HMV to buy the Apollo as part of the sale of the retailer’s live division the MAMA Group. Might the Usher show really be an opportunity for a pre-buy recce of the place? Or maybe it’ll be a house warming party.