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TEEN TOUR OF THE SUMMER: STAR-STUDDED NEXTFEST TO VISIT 29 CITIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

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Aly & AJ, Corbin Bleu and Drake Bell to Headline Nextfest With Special Guest Bianca Ryan

Tickets On Sale Beginning June 2nd

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 23, 2007 Bringing a blast of youthful energy to this summer’s tour schedule, Live Nation today announced dates for Nextfest, the hottest teen tour in recent memory. Headlined by superstars Aly & AJ, Corbin Bleu and Drake Bell, and joined by newcomer Bianca Ryan, Nextfest kicks off on July 11th at Phoenix, Arizona’s Dodge Theatre and runs through September 1st, hitting 29 cities in all. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour go on sale nationwide beginning on Saturday, June 2nd and are available at www.livenation.com. A full list of dates is below.

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 Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
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  


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