Missy Elliott Reveals Major Concert Tour With Ciara, Busta Rhymes and Timbaland

The rap icon has a few friends joining her first headlining tour.

Despite being over 30 years in the industry, Missy Elliott has never headlined her own concert tour…until now. On Monday, the rapper, writer, and producer announced the dates for her "Out of This World – The Missy Elliott Experience 2024" North American arena tour. It will kick off on July 4 in Vancouver at Rogers Arena and include stops in Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Brooklyn and Detroit before winding down on Aug. 22 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. 

The summer tour will also feature Busta Rhymes, Ciara, and Elliott's longtime musical partner and producer Timbaland

"This is an incredible time in my life as I am experiencing so many milestone 'firsts.' 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 said in a press release about the tour. "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! 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!"

Elliott shared the tour in a video posted to social media alongside the announcement. "In 2024, these three icons come together to show you something you've never seen before," Elliott says in voiceover in the clip in which she, Busta and Ciara emerge from the spacecraft. "Something not right," Elliott says at one point as the shoot is interrupted by confusion. "This is not Earth!" Elliott has performed at ESSENCE Festival in recent years.

See Missy Elliott's full tour dates below:

  • Thursday, July 4 — Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena
  • Saturday, July 6 — Seattle, WA — Climate Pledge Arena
  • Tuesday, July 9 — Oakland, CA — Oakland Arena
  • Thursday, July 11 — Los Angeles, CA — Crypto.com Arena
  • Saturday, July 13 — Las Vegas, NV — T-Mobile Arena
  • Tuesday, July 16 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena
  • Thursday, July 18 — Austin, TX — Moody Center
  • Saturday, July 20 — Houston, TX — Toyota Center
  • Sunday, July 21 — Fort Worth, TX — Dickies Arena
  • Wednesday, July 24 — Tampa, FL — Amalie Arena
  • Thursday, July 25 – Sunrise, FL – Amerant Bank Arena
  • Saturday, July 27 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
  • Thursday, August 1 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
  • Friday, August 2 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
  • Saturday, August 3 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
  • Monday, August 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
  • Thursday, August 8 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
  • Friday, August 9 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
  • Saturday, August 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
  • Monday, August 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
  • Thursday, August 15 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
  • Saturday, August 17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
  • Monday, August 19 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
  • Thursday, August 22 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena