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JoJo Siwa to Tour the East Coast of Australia in July 2018 [Updated]

Get ready Siwanatorz, because JoJo Siwa is visiting Australia this July!


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For the FIRST TIME EVER, JoJo will be touring around the bow-tiful east coast of Australia, stopping in at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Westfield Parramatta in New South Wales, the Eastland Shopping Centre in Victoria! JoJo will perform three of her hit songs LIVE and to show off the latest in JoJo couture in her very own fashion parade at each stop along the way!


Check out JoJo's "JoJo Siwa Live Show and Fashion Parade" tour information and dates below!:

The best part about her tour is that parents don’t have to stress about forking out the big bucks to pay for tickets because two of her three shows are free.

Gold Coast


Where: Sea World on the Gold Coast, Sea World on the Gold Coast, Sea World Drive, Main Beach, QLD

Date & Time: Monday 2nd July 2018 at 10:30 am

Entry: Entry requires the purchase of a ticket to Sea World. CLICK HERE to buy now!

Victoria


Where: Eastland Shopping Centre, 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, Victoria

Date & Time: Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at 10:30 am

Entry: FREE

New South Wales


Where: Westfield Parramatta, 159 – 175 Church St, Parramatta, NSW

Date & Time: Saturday 7th July 2018 at 10:30 am

Entry: FREE

“I'm so excited to be coming to Australia and can’t wait to meet and perform for my Siwanatorz. It’s going to be so much fun!” JoJo said in a statement.

She’s famous for her vibrant big bows but during her tour she’s going to debut her new song ‘High Top Shoes’ as well as performing her other hit songs.

The 15-year-old will also showcase her range of products from fashion to sleepwear, stationary, toys and accessories which means plenty of new hair bows.

JoJo is renowned for spreading positivity and anti-bullying messages, particularly via her song Boomerang, which has attracted 526 million views on YouTube.

On top of that she’s a famous face for Australian Nickelodeon viewers as the hype girl of Lip Sync Battle Shorties.

She’s also starred in in her own docustyle special JoJo Siwa: My World and featured alongside Jace Norman (Henry Danger) in TV movie Blurt!, as well as guest starred throughout School of Rock season three.

For more information about Nickelodeon's "JoJo Siwa Live Show and Fashion Parade" tour, visit nick.com.au/jojo.

For the latest Nickelodeon events in Australia and New Zealand, visit events.nick.com.au.

"JoJo Siwa Live Show and Fashion Parade" is brought to fans by Nickelodeon Experiences.

Do you want to win a VIP family pass to JOJO SIWA at Sea World? For your chance to WIN head to nick.com.au/jojo!


From The Sydney Morning Herald:

Jojo Siwa talks bow bans and more as she arrives in Australia

If you've seen lots of little girls wearing really big bows in their hair recently, that's the JoJo Siwa effect. You may have never heard of the 15-year-old YouTube sensation but you soon will.

She is in Australia for a tour of shopping malls and theme parks, arriving at the Gold Coast on Friday. Expect some Beatlemania-style hysteria, but this time from tween girls.

Her first public appearance in Australia will be on the red carpet at the Logie awards on Sunday. She'll be performing in a free concert at Westfield Parramatta next Saturday, July 7.

To say she is popular in her market is an understatement. Dancing since she was two, she is a Dance Moms alumnus who has taken on a social media life of her own.

The American teenager has 6.7 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, which has had an incredible 1.4 billion views. JoJo has 7 million followers on Instagram.

JoJo is also a two-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner and "regularly collaborates with
Nickelodeon on a global consumer products range including her eponymous bows, apparel,
accessories, home, toys, party and publishing goods''.

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand general manager Ben Cox was thrilled to see her tour the eastern seaboard.

“She is such a fun, energetic role model for kids and lives and breathes the Nickelodeon spirit,
through her upbeat songs to her stance against bullying,” he said.

JoJo's all-important "merch'' includes said brightly coloured bows. Some schools - including in Canberra - have banned the bows for not being part of the uniform. We had a Q and A with the teenage influencer. There were lots of exclamation marks! But we didn't get an answer to the all-important question of how many bows she had sold in Australia.

Hi JoJo, what made you decide to tour Australia at this time?

I haven’t been to Australia in four years, so I’m super excited to be back!

What are you most looking forward to seeing in Australia?

When I was here a few years ago we got to feed kangaroos and hold a koala. That was a lot of fun, so I want to do that again and also check out some of the beaches.

I heard you had a movie and even a line of trampolines in the works. Can you tell me about those?

I have so many new projects coming up! I have more books, TV shows, music, everything! It’s going to be a great year!

I have a seven-year-old daughter and we have read Jo Jo's Guide to the Sweet Life . (She even named her cat Bow Bow!) You've spoken a lot about ignoring the haters and being yourself. Where did you get that strength from to be yourself and be resilient?

Aww! I love that! Honestly, it’s hard to deal with the haters, but something that has helped me is not to focus on the haters and to focus on the nice people!

I read you are going to be on the red carpet for the Logies which are like our Oscars? Do you have a special bow or outfit picked out yet and can you tell us about it?

I can’t say much about it ‘cause I want to keep it a surprise, but it’s gonna be really sparkly

Why do you think some people on YouTube succeed and others don't?

I don’t think that people don’t succeed, I think that it takes time! Everyone will have their time to shine!

Miranda Sings appears in your new video for High Top Shoes - what makes your friendship work as Miranda is probably the opposite of you?!

Miranda and I are best friends, but she doesn’t want anyone besides us to know that! But Miranda is a character who is played by Colleen Ballinger who in real life is my best friend! Colleen is so talented and the way her creativity comes to life in the Miranda character is amazing!

I saw you have been in contact with Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller during her cancer battle. What did she say during your visit? What has she meant for your career?

Yes, I have been with Abby recently. She is not good, but she is getting better. She was happy during our recent visit and we were happy to see her doing so well! Abby has taught me so much from little things like table manners to big things like how to work with adult executives.


I know some schools in Australia have banned young girls from wearing Jo Jo bows because they are so popular but not part of the uniform. Do you have anything to say on that?

I think that kids need to listen to their teachers and principals, but at the same time, I think that the fact that my bows are so popular is unbelievable!

What would you like to do when you are an adult? Will you still be an entertainer? How do you cope being in the public eye from such a young age?

I would love to be a pop star! I think going on tour, having lots of songs and music videos would be super cool.

Former Canberra Times journalist Claire Low is now editor of tween girl bible Total Girl and has her finger on the pulse of all things JoJo.

"JoJo has a massive fanbase and a passionate one at that - you get concerts of screaming tweens, all decked out in oversized JoJo Bows," Claire said.

"JoJo went from Dance Moms to mega stardom in the tween crowd by being dazzlingly energetic and accessible in her own way. She is clearly talented, with inimitable style.

"And the style is lucrative - unlike, say, Selena Gomez, you can easily buy into her world if you're a kid. JoJo bows are an insane phenomenon. She's taken something simple and fairly widespread - hair bows, specifically, the cheerleader type of bow - and managed to turn this into an empire that's going to also include fashion and homewares.

"JoJo DOES sell copies of a tween mag (not just for us - see Teen Boss magazine for their JoJo cover). So I think she's ubiquitous and if you're a kid, she probably has something you like (vlogs with physical comedy; bubblegum pop music, dancing, bright, fun fashion...). She has a big platform via Nickelodeon.

"She is also VERY aware of her young audience - recently on Instagram she posted a pledge to always be safe and appropriate for kids. Parents love that. So for someone who's still a young teen, she's doing pretty darn well!"

--Ends--

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Originally published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Additional source: Kidspot.
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