Unlike so many other pop lotharios, Mr. Usher Raymond IV didn't opt for some superexclusive NYE party attended only by celebs and their imaginary friends. Instead, the R&B star with the rippling abs decided to take his OMG world tour to the AAA so he could hang with 19,600 of his closest homies.
Mostly, he'll be hustling the new-ish album, Raymond v. Raymond, which details his mean, messy, and much-blogged split from ex-wife Tameka Foster.
Although, you can still expect crazy special effects, lots of gratuitous drawer-dropping, and soulful scorchers like "My Boo" and "Love In This Club."
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And finally, for all you single ladies and gentlemen planning to steal a vial of Usher's sweat for your devotional shrine ... Good luck. After recently getting kicked in the head by a fan named Donnetia Rabb at Madison Square Garden, expect the man's security to be extra tight. It would be a real shame if that face got mangled. It's mofo's moneymaker.
Usher. Friday, December 31. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The show begins at 9 p.m., and admission costs $29.50 to $353 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Call 786-777-1000 or visit aaarena.com.