Missy Elliott Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 08: Missy Elliott speaks onstage during her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony at Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Missy Elliott is set to embark on her inaugural headlining tour this year. Known for her groundbreaking career spanning decades, Elliott has finally heeded the call of her fans and is ready to take the stage across 24 cities.

For someone who has epitomized the essence of leaving audiences craving more, Elliott’s decision to tour marks a significant shift. Partnering with high-profile acts like Busta Rhymes, Ciara, and Timbaland, Elliott is set to dazzle arenas across the nation.

Elliott’s manager and co-producer of the tour, Mona Scott-Young, shared insights with Variety into the long-awaited decision: “Having been with Missy for so long, what I came to realize very early on is that things happen exactly as they’re supposed to, and when, and that’s usually according to Missy time.”

A momentous occasion that spurred Elliott into action was her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Scott-Young highlights, “I think that was a seismic moment for her as well, where she realized that this was a goal and a dream that she had been working so hard to attain.”

Out of This World: The Missy Elliott Experience Tour

The “Out of This World: The Missy Elliott Experience Tour,” kicks off in Vancouver and concludes in Illinois. Stops include iconic venues like L.A.’s Crypto Arena and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

“This is an incredible time in my life as I am experiencing so many milestone ‘firsts,’” expresses Elliott. “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.”

Elliott emphasizes the significance of touring with her chosen collaborators, referring to them as her family. “Fans have been asking me to tour forever 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!” she said.

Elliott’s impact on the music industry cannot be overstated. With four Grammys under her belt and a repertoire of hits like “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It,” she has solidified her status as a legend.

In 2019, Elliott was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and received the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.