The Listening Sessions was Ariana Grande's debut tour 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 sold out before regular tickets were available.
The tour was first confirmed by Grande through her Twitter account on July 15, 2013.