History Maker Missy Elliot Is Going On Tour

Missy Elliott is about to etch another chapter in Hip-Hop history. After decades of unparalleled influence and chart-topping dominance, the iconic trend setter is gearing up for her inaugural headlining tour in 2024. The momentous announcement, which she shared on her Instagram, was met with a wave of excitement from her legion of fans. "Fans have been asking me to tour forever," Missy expressed, accompanied by a heartfelt statement. "So 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 big it shall be. The "Out Of This World" tour promises to be an electrifying extravaganza, boasting a lineup that reads like a who's who of hip-hop royalty. Joining Missy Elliott on stage will be none other than Busta Rhymes, Ciara, and Timbaland. These luminaries, each iconic in their own right, have been longtime collaborators with Missy, forming a tight-knit musical family. "I had to do it with family," Missy emphasized, underscoring the familial bond that defines the tour's spirit. "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."

Accompanying the Instagram announcement was a tantalizing teaser video, masterfully directed by Dave Meyers. Meyers, known for his work on Missy's seminal music videos like "Get Ur Freak On" and "One Minute Man," once again lends his visionary touch to create a visual spectacle. The teaser, a quintessential embodiment of Missy's futuristic style, features Missy and Busta Rhymes clad in eccentric, unusual attire as they ponder the possibility of traversing extraterrestrial realms.

The countdown to the "Out Of This World" tour begins with a Verizon presale on April 9, followed by additional pre-sale options throughout the week, and the general sale commencing on Friday, April 12 via Missy-Elliott.com. As anticipation mounts, it's evident that Missy Elliott's timing couldn't be more perfect. Not only did she make history as the first female rapper to be nominated and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2023, but she's also gearing up for the release of new music—her first in two decades.

Fueling the excitement for her upcoming album is the revelation that Timbaland will be at the production helm, teasing fans with hints of Missy exploring experimental Latin sounds. "People gonna eat it up," he teased in a recent interview with Variety, hinting at a crossover appeal that extends to a diverse demographic. With a fusion of Latin rhythms and Missy's signature style, the upcoming album promises to captivate audiences and further solidify Missy Elliott's status as an incomparable force in the music industry.

What's your favorite Missy Elliot track? Are you pulling up to the "Out of This World Tour"?

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