-- Usher has announced his first U.K. tour in six years. He will play five arena dates as part of his "OMG" tour. The tour, which is promoted by AEG Live, will call at Manchester MEN Arena, Birmingham NIA, Glasgow SECC, Liverpool Echo Arena and London's O2 Arena between Jan. 26 to Feb. 2.
Usher released "Versus," a deluxe edition of his sixth album "Raymond vs. Raymond," on Monday (Sept. 20) in Britain. The original version debuted at No. 2 on the U.K.'s Official Charts Company listing back in May, after narrowly losing out to Plan B's "The Defamation of Strickland Banks."
-- James Blunt has confirmed details of a new Live Nation-promoted tour in February and March 2011. The 12 theater dates run from Feb. 17 to March 4 and include stops at Manchester O2 Apollo, London HMV Hammersmith Apollo and Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Blunt releases his new single "Stay The Night" (Custard/Atlantic Records) on Oct. 25, followed by his third album "Some Kind Of Trouble" in the U.K. on Nov. 8. It was produced by Steve Robson with co-production by Greg Kurstin and Eg White.
-- Cee Lo Green has announced a one-off London show for his only U.K. date this year. Following the viral Internet success of "Fuck You," the Gnarls Barkley singer will play one show at London's Cargo venue on Sept. 27. "Fuck You" (Elektra) is due for U.K. release on Oct. 4 with the album "The Lady Killer" out Nov. 1.
-- Big Boi of Outkast has confirmed details of his first solo U.K. tour. He will perform his "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty" (Island) album at London HMV Forum (Nov. 1), Manchester Ritz (Nov. 2) and Glasgow O2 Academy (Nov. 3).