Teen Tour of the Summer: Star-Studded Nextfest to Visit 29 Cities Across North America

Aly & AJ are readying their third Hollywood Records album, Insomniatic, for a July 10th release. With anticipation building fueled by the hit single “Potential Break Up Song,” Aly & AJ are poised to improve upon the platinum plus status of their previous album Into The Rush. The duo is already busy promoting the new album and single, as well as their upcoming MTV film, Super Sweet 16, due out July 8th, with multiple appearances scheduled on MTV and other national television shows. They also grace millions of Post’s Honeycomb cereal boxes in a national promotion. Aly & AJ are currently filming the pilot to their own MTV show, some of which will take place on this tour. Coming soon: The launch of an “Aly & AJ” book series, “Aly & AJ” Xbox and Nintendo video games, a doll series by Huckleberry Toys, apparel by FEA Merchandising, backpacks and accessories by Accessory Network, headwear by Bioworld, jewelry and hair accessories by IMT, cosmetics by Townley Girl and domestics by J Franco.

Corbin Bleu will be making the summer trek hot on the heels of the release of his own, highly anticipated album, Another Side, which came out on Hollywood Records earlier this month. Most fans will know Corbin from his starring roles in the mega-successful Disney Channel movies High School Musical and Jump In!, and the hit song “Push It To The Limit” from the Jump In! soundtrack. He will be seen next reprising the role of Chad in the highly anticipated High School Musical 2, premiering August 17th on Disney Channel.

Drake Bell, who just won the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor for the second year in a row, also began his career as a child actor, emerging on the music scene in 2005 with the independent release of his debut album, Telegraph. Gaining recognition and enormous popularity for his starring role in the hit Nickelodeon show Drake and Josh, Bell penned and recorded the show’s catchy theme song, “Found A Way,” with musical partner Michael Corcoran. In December 2006, Bell released his second album It’s Only Time on Universal Motown Records. He has just returned from visiting radio stations across the country promoting his record, drawing large crowds in every city. In the midst of promoting his album, Bell filmed the Lions Gate/Element Films movie titled College, in which he stars.

As the youngest participant in Nextfest, Bianca Ryan, just 12 years old, has not let her age get in the way of pursuing her singing career. With talents that go way above and beyond the expectations of a girl her age, Bianca won the debut season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, which led to the release of her first, self titled, album on Columbia Records late last year.

                              NEXTFEST TOUR

  DATE        CITY                 VENUE
  Wed Jul 11  Phoenix, AZ          Dodge Theatre
  Thu Jul 12  Los Angeles, CA      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  Fri Jul 13  Concord, CA          Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord
  Sat Jul 14  Fresno, CA           Save Mart Center
  Sun Jul 15  San Diego, CA        SDSU Open Air Theatre
  Wed Jul 18  TBA
  Thu Jul 19  Denver, CO           Coors Amphitheatre
  Tue Jul 24  San Antonio, TX      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  Thu Jul 26  Austin, TX           The Backyard
  Fri Jul 27  Houston, TX          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  Sat Jul 28  Dallas, TX           Smirnoff Music Centre
  Sun Jul 29  Bonner Springs, KS   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City
  Tue Jul 31  Indianapolis, IN     Verizon Wireless Music Center
  Thu Aug 02  Holmdel, NJ          PNC Bank Arts Center
  Fri Aug 03  Hartford, CT         New England Dodge Music Center
  Sat Aug 04  Wantagh, NY          Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  Sun Aug 05  Washington, DC       Patriot Center
  Mon Aug 06  Charlotte, NC        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
  Sat Aug 18  Tampa, FL            Ford Amphitheatre
  Sun Aug 19  West Palm Beach, FL  Sound Advice Amphitheatre
  Tue Aug 21  Atlanta, GA          Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center
  Wed Aug 22  Raleigh, NC          Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
  Fri Aug 24  Saratoga, NY         Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  Sat Aug 25  Boston, MA           Bank of America Pavilion
  Sun Aug 26  Hershey, PA          Hershey Park Stadium and Star Pavilion
  Wed Aug 29  Cleveland, OH        The Plain Dealer Pavilion
  Thu Aug 30  Detroit, MI          DTE Energy Music Theatre
  Fri Aug 31  Chicago, IL          Charter One Pavilion
  Sat Sep 01  TBA

  About Live Nation

Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues(R) and Fillmore(R) music venues and prestigious locations such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.”

SOURCE: Live Nation

CONTACT: Tamar Rotbard, +1-310-867-7046, [email protected], or
John Vlautin, +1-310-867-7127, [email protected], both of Live