Missy Elliott Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour with Ciara, Timbaland and Busta Rhymes — See the Dates!

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"Fans have been asking me to tour forever but I wanted to wait until I felt the time was right," said the Grammy-winning rapper of the upcoming 24-city trek

<p>Derek Blanks with crowdMGMT</p> Ciara, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes

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Ciara, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes

Get ready to travel to another galaxy with Missy Elliott.

On April 8, the Grammy-winning rapper announced her first-ever headlining tour, billed as Out of This World — The Missy Elliott Experience, set to hit 24 cities throughout North America this summer with Ciara, Busta Rhymes and Timbaland joining for the ride.

"This is an incredible time in my life as I am experiencing so many milestone ‘firsts.’ Being the FIRST female Hip Hop artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and now going out on my FIRST headline tour," said Elliott, 52, in a statement.

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"Fans have been asking me to tour forever," continued the "Get Ur Freak On" performer," but I wanted to wait until I felt the time was right because I knew if I was ever going to do it, I had to do it big, and I had to do it with family!"

Elliott's statement concluded, "So get ready to be taken OUT OF THIS WORLD with me, Busta Rhymes, Ciara, and Timbaland! We can’t wait to share this experience with the fans!"

Most of the artists on the tour bill have worked together throughout their careers. Elliott and Timbaland are longtime tight-knit collaborators, having written and produced for each other as well as artists including 702, Aaliyah, SWV and Total.

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<p>Derek Blanks with crowdMGMT</p> Missy Elliott

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Missy Elliott

Ciara featured Elliott on her 2004 hit "1, 2 Step," and they reunited the following year for the rapper's 2005 hit "Lose Control" with Fatman Scoop. More recently, all three artists got back together for a remix of Ciara's 2018 single "Level Up."

Busta Rhymes has collaborated with all three tourmates, having notably provided several Timbaland-produced interludes on Elliott's albums in the past. Timbaland, however, hasn't yet released an official collaboration with Ciara — but maybe the tour will spark one.

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<p>Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage</p> Missy Elliott performs in Las Vegas in May 2023

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Missy Elliott performs in Las Vegas in May 2023

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Kicking off July 4 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the tour will make stops in cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Detroit, Toronto and more before wrapping August 22 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.

Tickets will first become available through a Verizon presale running from April 9 at 10 a.m. local time through April 11 at 10 p.m. local time, followed by additional presales before the general on-sale launches April 12 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages are also available via VIPNation.

See the complete list of Out of This World — The Missy Elliott Experience Tour dates below.

Thursday, July 4 — Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena

Saturday, July 6 — Seattle, WA — Climate Pledge Arena

Tuesday, July 9 — Oakland, CA — Oakland Arena

Thursday, July 11 — Los Angeles, CA — Crypto.com Arena

Saturday, July 13 — Las Vegas, NV — T-Mobile Arena

Tuesday, July 16 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena

Thursday, July 18 — Austin, TX — Moody Center

Saturday, July 20 — Houston, TX — Toyota Center

Sunday, July 21 — Fort Worth, TX — Dickies Arena

Wednesday, July 24 — Tampa, FL — Amalie Arena

Thursday, July 25 — Sunrise, FL — Amerant Bank Arena

Saturday, July 27 — Atlanta, GA — State Farm Arena

Thursday, August 1 — Baltimore, MD — CFG Bank Arena

Friday, August 2 — Hampton, VA — Hampton Coliseum

Saturday, August 3 — Belmont Park, NY — UBS Arena

Monday, August 5 — Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center

Thursday, August 8 — Washington, DC — Capital One Arena

Friday, August 9 — Newark, NJ — Prudential Center

Saturday, August 10 — Boston, MA — TD Garden

Monday, August 12 — Brooklyn, NY — Barclays Center

Thursday, August 15 — Detroit, MI — Little Caesars Arena

Saturday, August 17 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre

Monday, August 19 — Toronto, ON — Scotiabank Arena

Thursday, August 22 — Rosemont, IL — Allstate Arena

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