Usher says he’ll have fun ATL throughout Apple Music Halftime Present

LAS VEGAS — Peace Up! A-City Down! Usher Raymond IV informed a bunch of reporters at at the moment’s Tremendous Bowl LVIII Apple Music Halftime Present press convention his present can be an occasion! It will likely be a celebration! And, the spirit of Atlanta can be boldly displayed.

Usher Raymond IV and Nadeska Alexis pose for images after the Tremendous Bowl LVIII Pregame & Apple Music Tremendous Bowl LVIII Halftime Present press convention on the Mandalay Bay Conference Heart on February 8, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

“It can undoubtedly be an occasion,” Usher mentioned to Nadeska Alexis of Apple Music. “There are particular friends. And I’ve thought of new songs. However you understand, it’s 12 to fifteen minutes. So it’s actually laborious to find out what second issues greater than others, particularly with a brand new track. However there’s the dance, the wardrobe, the lighting, how lengthy you keep in a track, the truth that the viewers might sing alongside … It’s so much. So I’m making an attempt my hardest to not overthink it.”

Final yr, Rihanna mentioned how troublesome it was for her to suit her discography right into a 12-15 minute efficiency at Tremendous Bowl LVII in Arizona. It’s a dilemma a variety of followers acknowledge. There are wagers being positioned on which track Usher will open with. He says it is going to be a celebration for the longtime followers and for the brand new ones too.

“You recognize this when these fantasy lists which have been going out,” Usher explains. “And individuals are making an attempt to determine what track I’m going to carry out first, center and final. Who’s going to come back on the stage with me. What I did is I used to be very conscious of my previous, celebrating my current, which is right here in Las Vegas, and eager about the place we’re headed sooner or later.”

He did admit a few of his collaborators will seem in the course of the Tremendous Bowl LVIII Apple Music Halftime Present. It’s secure to consider he’ll carry out ‘Lovers & Buddies’ and ‘Yeah.’

Usher bought out 100 exhibits throughout his residency in Las Vegas. He mentioned he used that chance to take possibilities on stage, like skating and repelling from ceilings. He was proud of the outcomes. However a residency is one factor. Performing in entrance of 65,000 individuals and for a worldwide tv viewers of just about 80 million individuals may carry an extra layer of strain for Usher, proper?

USHER seems in the course of the Tremendous Bowl LVIII Apple Music Halftime Present press convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, February 8, 2024. (Photograph by: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice) Credit score: Itoro N. Umontuen

“The truth that I mentioned I believed it and to see that out is one thing that the 9 yr outdated who believed in me deserves as a result of I didn’t have any of this,” explains Usher. “All I had was my imaginative and prescient. All I had was the concept that sometime I’d have followers. All I had was the concept that sometime I’d discover a document all I had was the concept and the imaginative and prescient that ultimately the viewers would present up. You recognize these children who like take a mic and hand within the singing and like consider in themselves and so they look within the mirror and sing into an viewers that’s not there. I’m that child at 9 years outdated that had this dream that this second and lots of the moments that I’ve had in my profession would would come by means of.”

Right this moment LiveNation introduced seventeen new dates have been added in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago. The 2024 North America tour, USHER: Previous Current Future has unbelievable enthusiasm and demand. In accordance with the discharge, there’s a likelihood of extra dates being added to the tour. Usher is grateful to God as a result of he efficiently introduced ‘an excessive amount of Atlanta and the melting pot that it’s musically culturally to Las Vegas.’

“And I’m so comfortable that God and universe has type of led me to this second what it means the people who and the way they consider in themselves,” mentioned Usher. “That’s as much as them. However me, actually a product of my perception. I’m a product of believing that I may come to this metropolis. And I may do one thing superb, and it’s occurred. And I’m achieved right here. I’m going to proceed to maintain going previous current future summer season tour.”

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