Derek Hough Talks About His First Solo Tour and How He Stays Grounded

Maria Vultaggio

World of Dance coach Derek Hough announced exciting news Monday: He’s embarking on his first solo tour. “Derek Hough Live—The Tour” will include live musicians, multiple performers and stop at 60 cities in the U.S.

“This is my first solo tour. I cannot wait. It’s going to be jam-packed, filled with incredible dancing,” Hough, 33, told Newsweek. “We’re going to have live musicians and all genres of dance. One thing I love about this show is that I have some time to prepare for it. I’m really going to expand my vocabulary more and push myself more and really produce some of my best work.”

Touring can be grueling for an entertainer, but Hough knows how to say grounded. “I treat tour almost kind of like a boot camp for the soul. There’s a strong routine,” he said. “I have to eat a certain way and I have to stay in a certain state: strong, positive, energetic.

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In addition to a keeping a regular routine, Hough’s fans keep him energized. “Meeting the audience, the meet-and-greets, and the VIPs… it gets me in that headspace where I’m like, ‘I’m here for them. I’m here to serve. I’m here to move them in some way. I’m here to entertain. I want you to have the best night of your life. I’m a servant. I’m here to serve you and entertain you and a great experience.’”

He finished: “That gives me more energy because it’s less about me and more about us, more about we.”

 Ticket’s for Hough’s tour go on sale Friday. Prices start at $49.50. The tour kicks off April 5, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Derek Hough is pictured at the 12th Annual Los Angeles Ballet Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 24, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Next year, he will embark on his first solo tour. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

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