Usher Releases “GLU” Live Performance, Reveals Paris Show Dates

The ATL R&B singer is set to hit the road on a series of show dates in the City of Love this September.

The ‘Yeah’ hitmaker is still holding his directorial debut close to his chest, but to appease fans, he has released a raw performance of his latest single, “GLU,” with the backing of his band. Adorned in an open white button-down with a clean white tank, red leather pants, designer kicks, and dark sunglasses, the sensual singer casually flexed his falsetto throughout the live rendition.

The lead single from Usher’s forthcoming, untitled album under Gamma, is his newest attempt at resurrecting the R&B genre. After first teasing the record on Valentine’s Day, he elucidated to American showbiz outfit, VIBE, “Part of the reason that I decide to launch it [then] is that it’s a day of love. And what I found is, a lot of people who maybe don’t have love, and they just wanted to have self-love on that day.”

The multiple award-winning 44-year-old vocalists proceeded and uttered, “So I’m like, ‘All right, so you got this song, and then you can experience it differently.’ And the guy and the girl, or whatever your taste is, received it. But more than anything, I think it is a striking conversation about R&B, a striking conversation about sex, and it’s a striking conversation about that connection. And I like that. It feels connected. It feels like people want it. People feel like they want to have fun.”

The “GLU” performance comes just one day after Usher announced the dates for his new series of international shows. Titled Rendez-Vous Á Paris, the four shows will come off in September during Paris Fashion Week and feature his comprehensive catalogue with “never-before-seen costumes and state-of-the-art lighting and special effects,” as described in a communique. It is “the sole, exclusive opportunity to experience Usher’s highly sought-after and in-demand show in Europe.”

Meanwhile, fan pre-sale starts on April 19 at 10 a.m. CEST with Live Nation, Ticketmaster, and venue pre-sale to begin on April 20 at 10 a.m. CEST. General tickets will be available on April 21 at 10 a.m. CEST. See the dates for Usher’s next rendezvous below. His domestic, Las Vegas residency runs through October.

Rendez-Vouz Á Paris at La Seine Musicale:

  • September 24
  • September 25
  • September 27
  • September 28


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