Cringe? Scream? Run out and buy tickets? Leave the one you're with and start a new relationship with...? (Sorry, couldn't help it.) But seriously, when news that Usher will be hitting the road for an intimate, 15-city sweep called the Ladies-Only One Night Stand Tour hit the net earlier this week, I chuckled. Not because I don't think it will work, because really, who
feel like I've had such a connection with my audience. This album, I
felt like, was definitely the type of one that was more intimate. So
what better way to get up close and personal than to make it all
women?" Right. Personally, I think it's a brilliant initial power move on his mother's part, re-establishing herself as the HWIC (Head-Woman-In-Charge) in her son's life, while putting wifey Tameka in her place. What better way to do that than to plan a ladies-only tour for her married son to promote a ballad-driven album. Gangsta! What do you think? Will the tour work? Are women still checking for Usher like that? Have they ever? Well, I asked my SB fam for their thoughts. Check after the bounce to see what they had to say.
It's a pity that Usher is embarking on a concert tour that his own wife can't attend. That is just wrong!
But in all honesty, Usher isn't even sexy enough to even consider a Ladies Only tour. Maxwell can do this. D'Angelo can do this. Even Raphael Saadiq
can do this after seeing his command of the audience at a recent
concert and how he made the females in attendance gasp and swoon by
his sheer musical talent alone. But Usher? Nope. No way. No thank you.
I wholeheartedly agree with Butta. I'm not tapped into the stanbase that Usher has, but his insistence that he is a family man means
that he lost a lot of fans who would want to fantasize about him...without
Tameka wanting to bite their heads off. Unfortunately, he can't have it
both ways. And has Ursher come out with any new material that
warrants going out on tour? Case in point: Maxwell can go out on tour
as a way of apologizing for his new album taking so long. Because he's
single. That we know of. Usher...not so much. Plus, Maxwell is fione. LOL