Usher Raymond's been a star for 20 years. That gives him more than enough hits to fill a show.
And by all accounts, his current our, which stops in at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Sunday, delivers exactly that - a show full of hits.
Usher has said that he wants his show, which he's calling "The UR Experience," to be "an ever-changing live show full of surprises."
According to reports from earlier shows on the tour, he's been doing that by offering new arrangements for a lot of his hits. There's no reason to give away the surprises, but among the song's he's been performing on the tour are "My Way," "OMG," "You Make Me Wanna ...," "Lil Freak," "She Came To Give It To You" and an extended "Twisted."
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Joining him for this show are August Alsina and DJ Cassidy.
Alsina is a New Orleans recording artist who's debut album, "Testimony," was released on Def Jam Recordings back in April.
DJ Cassidy Is a New York City DJ who has made a such a name for himself that he performed at President Obama's inauguration. He's a protégé of Sean "Diddy" Combs, and his first album "Paradise Royale," is due out soon.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets: $35-$150. Information: 813-301-2500, amaliearena.com.
-- Marty Clear