Usher UK + EU tour: FAULT Issue 19 cover star announces UR Experience – on sale now

Usher for FAULT Issue 19

FAULT Issue 19 front cover star Usher was shot by Sinisha Nisevic and styled by Sammy and Judy/Cloutier Remix.
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FAULT Issue 19 front cover star Usher has announced his first UK  and European tour in 4 years. The UR Experience tickets went on sale TODAY, with the star visiting 23 cities over a period of nearly two months starting February 13th 2015. Usher’s upcoming shows are said to include a fresh take on early and recent hit songs – as well as some new music from his much-anticipated forthcoming eighth studio album.

Speaking about the tour, Usher said, “With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests. I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before.”

THE UR EXPERIENCE
*All dates and venues below subject to change.  Additional dates to be announced

Date               City                              Venue                          On-Sale

Feb. 13       Montpellier, FR              Park & Suites Arena      Oct. 3
Feb. 15       Paris, FR                      Zenith                           Oct. 3
Feb. 20       Oslo, NO                       Spektrum                      Oct. 10
Feb. 21       Stockholm, SE              Globen                          Oct. 6
Feb. 23       Helsinki, FI                    Hartwall                         Oct. 10
Feb. 27       Copenhagen, DK            Forum                           Oct. 10
Feb. 28       Hamburg, DE                 O2 World                      Oct.10
Mar. 2         Koln, DE                       Lanxess Arena              Oct. 10
Mar. 3         Antwerp, BE                  Sportpaleis                    Oct. 10
Mar. 4         Amsterdam, NL             Ziggo Dome                   Oct. 3
Mar. 6         Zurich, CH                     Hallenstadion                 Oct. 10
Mar. 9         Munich, DE                   Olympiahalle                 Oct. 10
Mar. 10       Vienna, AT                    Stadthalle                      Oct. 10
Mar. 12       Mannheim, DE               SAP Arena                    Oct. 10
Mar. 14       Nottingham, UK             Capital FM Arena           Oct. 3
Mar. 15       Sheffield, UK                 Motorpoint Arena           Oct. 3
Mar. 17       Glasgow, UK                 The SSE Hydro              Oct. 3
Mar. 18       Newcastle, UK               Metro Radio Arena         Oct. 3
Mar. 20       Dublin, IE                      3Arena                          Oct. 3
Mar. 21       Belfast, UK                    Odyssey Arena              Oct. 10
Mar. 23       Manchester, UK             Manchester Arena          Oct. 3
Mar. 24       Birmingham, UK            NIA                               Oct. 3
Mar. 26       London, UK                   O2                                Oct. 3

For the latest tour information please visit www.usherworld.com or www.livenation.co.uk

Join the conversation at #URXTOUR

Usher – first look at our exclusive shoot for FAULT Issue 19’s front cover

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FAULT Issue 19 front cover star Usher was shot by Sinisha Nisevic and styled by Sammy and Judy/Cloutier Remix.
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FAULT Magazine Issue 19 – the Millions Issue will feature legendary R&B recording artist Usher as its front cover feature this Fall. Having already sold nearly 23million records in the US alone, Usher is undoubtedly one of the most instantly recognisable faces in the music industry today – just as he was after the release of his first UK number one single, ‘You Make Me Wanna’, back in 1997.

Usher’s feature – which includes an in-depth interview alongside the exclusive photoshoot by photographer Sinisha Nisevic and stylists Sammy and Judy (aka renowned LA celebrity stylists The Kids) – runs over 13 pages in the print issue. Usher also covers the Men’s Fashion section inside the magazine.

The shoot, based on the issue’s theme of ‘Millions‘, is designed to showcase two distinct sides to Usher’s character. In one sense, the shoot presents the public face of a star known and loved by ‘millions’ but, juxtaposed with this, we also see a revelatory side of a sensitive, thoughtful man. The latter gives insight into the thought process of a man who has reached the point in his career where keeping his fans happy and challenging both himself and the limits of his creativity have become his most important goals.

There is an Usher who poses happily with models and plays up to the camera and also the Usher who dances in the studio as much for his own amusement as for the sake of a great photo. The great thing for Usher, one feels, is that for him– more often than not – those two worlds are intertwined.

In his interview, entitled ‘The Man Who Can Do it All’, Usher discusses his role on ‘The Voice’, his motivations and goals for producing music that he loves, regardless of commercial success, his upcoming acting role in ‘Hands of Stone’, the biopic of famed boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and, of course, the main themes of his highly anticipated new album.

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Interview by Heather Seidler

FAULT: Did you learn anything from doing ‘The Voice’ that you’ll use in your own career?

Usher: Part of the reason why I did ‘The Voice’ was so people would get a chance to see a different perception of me….The more I know about life, the more I know about people, the greater the person I am, the more understanding I have about how to make music and how to do things that will grow us as people.

[So making this album was] not about making commercial hits?

I don’t feel that I’ve got to sell out this tour, or sell crazy amounts of albums, or have the number one single. It’s great to have all those things, but that isn’t what I’m doing.

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Creative Director: Andre Bato Producers: Leah Blewitt & Bryant Robinson Special Thanks: Shoshanna Stone & Team Usher

 

Let’s talk about the movie you just finished, Hands of Stone. Tell me about your role as Sugar Ray Leonard.

The film revolves around a very compelling story in history. A lot of people want to know what happened with Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard during that infamous fight. Why did he quit? Why did he walk out of the ring? No one knows the truth. We address all of that. It’s going to be a great piece of work, because of everyone involved in telling this really significant part of boxing history.

I spent time with him [Sugar Ray Elonard] in Atlanta, and here in Los Angeles. We boxed together; we chilled. He became a great friend of mine, almost like a brother to me.

Get the full shoot and interview – only in FAULT Issue 19.
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Tell me about the new album you’re working on.

It’s still a work in progress. I’m at a place where I really just want to have fun and do what I feel is significant to me.These last three years have been the hardest times of my life. I’ve wanted to break down, I’ve wanted to quit. I’ve wanted to throw in the towel but my spirit wouldn’t allow me… The one thing the album represents is confidence. Not confidence in a cocky way, but being open about what I feel, take it or leave it. If I’m not honest about my feelings then you’ll never know how I really feel.

Who are some of the people you’ve been jamming with, who’s producing and working with you on it?

I reached out to work with people that I haven’t worked with before like Ryan Tedder, Ed Sheeran, and Skrillex. Also people who I have worked with before like Diplo…and Pharrell [Williams].

‘She Came to Give it to You’ – the new single from Usher’s upcoming album – is out on 28th September

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Ben Barnes for FAULT Issue 15 – something extra to celebrate Labor Day weekend!

This amazing mood piece with FAULT Issue 15 cover star Ben Barnes was produced by Sinisha Nisevic/Sin Factory Media.

Ben Barnes‘s potted history reads like a textbook guide on “how to make it in Hollywood”. After studying Drama and English Literature at London’s Kingston University, Ben was quickly snapped up by director – and fellow Englishman – Matthew Vaughn, to star in his first feature film as the young Dunstan, a key character in 2007 fantasy epic Stardust, alongside luminaries such as Sir Ian McKellan and Robert de Niro.

FAULT is pleased to feature this enormously talented young actor as our front cover star for our Summer 2013 issue. Relaxed, witty and charming, it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with this down to earth star on-set for our exclusive LA photoshoot, where we discussed two of Ben’s upcoming projects in particular – a return to the fantasy genre in The Seventh Son and an exciting first foray into playing ‘the bad guy’ in God Only Knows. We also got the chance to find out Ben’s thoughts on fashion and the role of public perception in the film industry, in addition to speaking about his training and preparation for his latest roles.

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Ben Barnes was shot for the front cover of FAULT Issue 15 by Sinisha Nisevic and styled by Avo Yermagyan. Video production by Sin Factory Media. Interview by Leah Blewitt. Get your copy of this issue HERE

FAULT: Throughout your career you’ve played so many beloved fictional roles from iconic novels – as an actor, how do you prepare for a role like that? Do you feel the pressure from readers and fans who all have their own opinions and expecations of how the character should be played?

Ben: Absolutely I feel that pressure, not least because I have usually been a fan myself of the source material that these characters have featured in. I have learned that you certainly can’t please everyone as the beauty of a great novel is that everyone will picture their heroes or anti-heroes differently….I have definitely been guilty of accusing the director on set saying, ‘but that’s not how it is in the book!’ That rarely goes down well.

In God Only Knows, which is coming out later this year, you play Nick Tortano – a wannabe gangster. What sort of direct inspiration did you have for the development of Nick? Did you get a chance to improvise and have your own say when it came to developing the character?

This was maybe my favourite role I’ve played. I have rarely been afforded the opportunity to play the tough guy so it was very rewarding. I was very involved with the script and definitely got an opportunity to re-work scenes with the writer and director [James Mottern]… I had tattoos and a goatee (of sorts) and it was interesting to walk around Providence, Rhode Island and see the reaction i would get from people I met. People definitely look at you differently or more suspiciously based on image.

 

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