The Listening Sessions is the debut concert tour by American singer-songwriter Ariana Grande, in support of her debut studio album Yours Truly, which was released on September 3, 2013. Pre-sale tickets went on sale on Thursday, July 18. Regular tickets went on sale on Friday, July 19, 2013. Pre-sale tickets had to be taken down early, as they were selling at such a fast rate that the tour was almost middle sold out before regular tickets were available. In a radio interview with Power 106 on July 16, 2013, Grande stated that the tour would be expanded to more cities across the United States and other countries after her album's release.
The tour was first confirmed by Ariana through her Twitter account on July 16, 2013.