SOME of R'n'B's biggest stars are heading to the Hydro next year for the Kisstory presents The Blast Off! tour.

US artists Nelly, Salt N Pepa, Shaggy, Mya, and Blu Cantrell are among the artists performing in the show at the venue on March 8.

This is the first time a tour of this format has been done in the UK and will be coming to Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, and Birmingham throughout March while kicking off in Dublin on February 28.

READ MORE: Sir Cliff Richard to play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to celebrate his 80th birthday

The show will also be hosted by hip-hop personality Fatman Scoop and includes exclusive appearances from UK garage stars So Solid members Lisa Maffia and MC Romeo, scene pioneer MC DT and the British duos Oxide & Neutrino, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Sweet Female Attitude.

Nelly said: "I’m so excited to be a part of this tour with so many amazing artists. A tour like this hasn’t happened in the UK before, so it’s a real honour to be involved with it. My albums ‘Sweat’ and ‘Suit’ turn 15 this year – we gotta turn this thing up and get the party going in 2020!”

Shaggy added: "This tour is gonna be crazy. The community that all of us on this bill are part of is incredible, and I’m humbled that I get to share a stage with so many stunning artists and play all these amazing venues.”

Tickets for the show priced £42.55 to £100.45 go on sale on Friday, October 18 at 10 am here