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OMG: Usher visiting Schott

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R&B star Usher is scheduled to perform at the Schottenstein Center in May as part of his “OMG Tour.”

The vocalist made the announcement on his website on Thursday that he was adding a second North American leg to the tour, including a stop in Columbus. The previous leg of the tour did not feature any Ohio stops. The current leg will also stop at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, according to his website.

Usher’s last stop in Columbus was at the Schottenstein Center in 2005 as part of the “Truth” tour, which featured opening act Kanye West.

Usher released two albums in 2010, “Raymond v. Raymond” and “Versus,” which featured the tour’s titular track “OMG” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love Again,” respectively. “Versus” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Charts, which ended a streak of three albums that debuted at No. 1, including “Raymond v. Raymond.”

Usher has performed in several high profile gigs recently, including supporting the Black Eyed Peas during the Super Bowl halftime show and collaborating with Justin Bieber for the Grammy Awards  on Sunday.

The opening act will be Akon, another R&B artist whose album “Konvicted” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Charts in 2006.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Thursday.


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