Missy Elliott’s “Out of This World” tour: A hip-hop extravaganza with Ciara, Busta Rhymes, and Timbaland

Get ready for an unforgettable summer!
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Missy Elliott is set to take the stage by storm this summer, embarking on her very first headlining tour. The iconic rapper, known for her groundbreaking hits and electrifying performances, will be joined by an all-star lineup: Busta Rhymes, Ciara, and Timbaland.

The out of this world experience

Missy Elliott’s “Out of This World” tour promises to be an intergalactic journey through hip-hop history. With a stellar crew of collaborators, this tour is not to be missed. Here’s everything you need to know:

Tour dates and locations

  • July 4: Vancouver, British Columbia — Rogers Arena
  • July 6: Seattle — Climate Pledge Arena
  • July 11: Los Angeles — Crypto.com Arena
  • July 13: Las Vegas — T-Mobile Arena
  • July 16: Denver — Ball Arena
  • July 20: Houston — Toyota Center

From the West Coast to the heart of Texas, Missy Elliott will light up stages across North America. Each concert promises an otherworldly experience, blending cutting-edge visuals, mind-bending choreography, and the raw energy that only Missy can deliver.

A historic moment

For Missy Elliott, this tour marks a series of milestone ‘firsts.’ Last year, she shattered barriers as the first female rapper to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Now, she’s taking center stage, headlining her own tour. Her manager, Mona Scott-Young, sums it up best: 

"Missy has always been an iconic groundbreaker and continuously pushes herself to be bolder and go where she has never been before."

Don’t miss your chance to witness hip-hop history. Tickets for the “Out of This World” tour will be available via a Verizon presale on April 9 at 10 a.m. local time. Additional presales will run throughout the week, with the general onsale scheduled for April 12.

A cosmic announcement

Missy Elliott’s announcement came in true sci-fi style. In a video shared hours before Monday’s total solar eclipse, she, Busta Rhymes, and Ciara find themselves outside a spaceship on an alien planet. The solar phenomenon was eclipsed by Missy’s own “supernova announcement.”

What are some of Missy Elliott's biggest hits?

Missy Elliott, the trailblazing artist and producer, has left an indelible mark on the hip-hop and R&B landscape. Her innovative sound, captivating visuals, and unapologetic style have solidified her as a true icon. Let’s groove to some of her biggest hits:

  1. Get Ur Freak On: Released in 2001, this infectious track blends Eastern-inspired beats with Missy’s signature flow. It’s impossible not to move when those iconic opening notes kick in.
  2. Work It: Another gem from 2002, “Work It” features Missy’s playful wordplay and a beat that defies gravity. The backward lyrics section? Pure genius.
  3. Lose Control (with Ciara and Fatman Scoop): This dancefloor anthem ruled clubs in 2005. Missy’s energy, combined with Ciara’s sultry vocals, made it an instant classic.
  4. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly): Missy’s debut single as a solo artist, released in 1997, introduced the world to her futuristic sound. The iconic video, complete with inflated trash bag suits, is etched in music history.
  5. Pass That Dutch: From her 2003 album “This Is Not a Test!”, this track is a high-octane party starter. Missy commands listeners to “pass that Dutch” while the beat knocks.

Missy Elliott’s influence extends far beyond these hits. Her production work, songwriting, and boundary-pushing visuals continue to inspire artists across genres. So put on your dancing shoes and vibe to the rhythm of Missy’s legacy! 

So mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and get ready for a hip-hop odyssey like no other. Missy Elliott’s “Out of This World” tour is about to launch, and it’s going to be legendary!