Since 1941, the USO has brought top-quality entertainment to millions of U.S. military service men and women stationed stateside and abroad. Thousands of entertainers have donated their time and talents to help the USO bring a touch of home to the men and women serving our country. A USO tour is the experience of a lifetime, as gratifying for performers as it is for the audience.
The USO is a non profit, non-government tax-exempt 501(c)(3) agency. USO shows are provided free of charge for active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families. We take pride in our ability to bring some of America’s most popular, chart-topping celebrities to entertain our troops.
USO Celebrity Tour Fast Facts
TOUR LENGTH: USO tours vary from one stop to a complete tour of multiple destinations usually lasting 7-10 days. We can also arrange a stop within artists' existing tour schedules.
WHERE: USO tours take place on military bases in the U.S. and abroad. Locations include the Persian Gulf, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, the Balkans and the Caribbean.
WHEN: The USO is flexible and willing to work with artists to develop tour dates. We also schedule tours based on guidance from the Department of Defense and requests from military bases.
TRAVEL: The USO covers all travel expenses related to the tour and typically flies talent on commercial aircraft.
PRODUCTION: The USO provides all production support including lighting, audio, staging and backline for performances. Shows can take place in aircraft hangars, gymnasiums, sports centers, theatres and outdoor venues.
LODGING: The USO provides accommodations on base or off base in the highest quality hotels available.
HONORARIUM (Per Diem): When traveling with the USO, each tour participant receives $50 per day for stateside appearances and $125 per day for overseas tours.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS PROVIDED BY THE USO: The USO provides autograph sheets, tour posters, swag, military base clearances, itineraries and assistance in obtaining passports/visas. (The sale of artists' merchandise is prohibited on USO tours.)
If you are interested in participating in a USO Tour, please email your request and electronic press kit/bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send a press kits or address additional inquiries to the attention of:
Celebrity Recruiting Department
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22201
** Please allow at least 2-3 weeks upon receipt of request for review and response to inquiries.