Thursday, November 08, 2018

Nickelodeon Superstar JoJo Siwa Announces First-Ever U.S. Concert Tour and First EP Release

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NICKELODEON SUPERSTAR JOJO SIWA ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER U.S. CONCERT TOUR AND FIRST EP RELEASE


NICKELODEON’S JOJO SIWA D.R.E.A.M. THE TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 17, PRODUCED BY AEG PRESENTS


D.R.E.A.M. The Music, Siwa’s First EP Release, Available Friday, Nov. 16


Tickets On Sale To General Public Beginning Friday, Nov. 16, at 10:00 a.m.


Share it: @Nickelodeon #JoJoDREAMTour


NEW YORK—Nov. 7, 2018—Nickelodeon star and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa today announced live on her YouTube channel to millions of fans that she is embarking on her first multi-city, live concert tour: Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour. Making stops in 25 cities across North America including Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, New York and Atlanta. Siwa will kick off her show at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on May 17, with the final performance at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Texas, on June 26. The tour is produced by Nickelodeon and AEG Presents. The news was announced today at a special fan event held at Sugar Factory American Brasserie in New York City.

Said Siwa: “I’m so excited to see my fans and to perform my music live. It’s going to be amazing and epic and I have so many surprises in store for everyone. Thank you so much Nickelodeon and AEG for helping this dream come true. This is going to be the best tour ever!”


Fans who subscribe to JoJo’s Siwanatorz email club will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10:00 a.m. Fans who purchase VIP tickets online will also receive exclusive limited edition JoJo Siwa merchandise. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 16, at 10:00 a.m. at JoJoDREAMTour.com.

Nickelodeon will release JoJo Siwa’s first-ever EP, entitled D.R.E.A.M The Music, featuring four new songs: “D.R.E.A.M,” “My Story,” “Everyday Popstars” and “Only Getting Better.” The music video for “D.R.E.A.M.” was released on Siwa’s YouTube channel on Saturday, Nov. 3. and to date has garnered over 2.2 million views. The full EP is available on Nov. 16 on all digital service providers.



Fans can visit JoJoDREAMTour.com for a list of upcoming tour cities, dates and ticket information.

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour U.S. dates:

DATE
CITY
VENUE
May 17 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre*
May 19 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
May 20 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
May 21 San Jose, CA City National Civic
May 23 Seattle, WA Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
May 25 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts
May 28 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall**
May 30 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
June 1 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
June 2 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
June 4 St. Louis, MO Stifel Theatre
June 5 Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center*
June 6 Minneapolis, MN Northrop, University of Minnesota**
June 8-9 Chicago, IL Nickelodeon’s SlimeFest (venue & on sale TBD)
June 11 Cleveland, OH Keybank State Theatre
June 12 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
June 13 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre, New Jersey*
June 15 Hartford, CT The Bushnell*
June 16 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium
June 18 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (on sale at 12pm ET)
June 20 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
June 21 Nashville, TN Tennessee Performing Arts Center*
June 22 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
June 25 Grand Prairie, TX The Theatre at Grand Prairie
June 26 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall

*Venues not participating in the American Express® Card Members presale.
**Venues participating with American Express® Blue Card Members only.

Visit JoJoDREAMTour.com for more information.



Siwa helped kick off Nickelodeon’s first U.S. SlimeFest event in Chicago earlier this year, a multi-day, sold out music festival for kids and families, where she performed in front of over 24,000 fans. She also performed at Nickelodeon’s second SlimeFest UK.

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author and star on Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Siwa connects with her fans through many channels: via social media, where she currently has over 7.4 million followers on Instagram, over 17.1 million followers on TikTok (formerly Musical.ly), over 389,000 Twitter followers, almost 500,000 likes on Facebook, and on YouTube, over 8.1 million subscribers with over 1.7 billion views; through her SIWANATORZ club, which stands against negativity and bullying; through her global reach of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods and party supplies; and with her hugely popular singles, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed almost 608 million times and is certified platinum, “Kid in a Candy Store,” “Hold The Drama,” and “High Top Shoes.”

Siwa just launched her first animated shorts series, The JoJo & BowBow Show Show starring Siwa and her furry best friend BowBow. She also works alongside Nick Cannon in Nickelodeon’s hit competition series Lip Sync Battle Shorties. She has also appeared on various Nickelodeon live-action series including School of Rock and The Thundermans. Siwa performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards and has won two blimps for Favorite Viral Music Artist in 2017 and Musical YouTube Creator in 2018. This summer, she performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico.

Siwa and Nickelodeon also have a licensing partnership for consumer products inspired by the star. She is a top licensed property with popular consumer products across multiple categories at retailers around the world. In May, the Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) named JoJo the number one live-action licensed property. More than 41 million of her iconic bows have been sold globally, and she has a popular line of Danskin apparel and athleisure line at major US retailers.

About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the world’s largest live music companies. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global concert tours, regional music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 22 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Elton John, Panic! At The Disco, Celine Dion, and Kenny Chesney; produces over 40 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival, Desert Trip, Firefly Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival and Panorama and owns, manages or exclusively promotes in more than 80 clubs and theaters worldwide. AEG presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Parents - sign up for the Siwanator email list for presale info at https://itsjojosiwa.com!

Also, from Billboard:

JoJo Siwa Announces 'D.R.E.A.M.' EP and Tour

JoJo Siwa is releasing her first EP and embarking on a solo tour, a move that both expands the multi-hyphenate universe of the Nickelodeon and YouTube star, and signals the evolution of the network’s cross-platform business model.

The 15-year-old this afternoon broke the news about the four-song D.R.E.A.M. The Music, which Nickelodeon will drop via 200 digital service providers Nov. 16, the same day tickets go on sale to the general public for her 22-city North American tour, produced by Nickelodeon and AEG that launches May 17.

The venture is a sign of the direction Nickelodeon is heading under Viacom president/CEO Bob Bakish and newly minted Nick president Brian Robbins, of developing associated talent and IP—and holding them closer to the vest. Nick last March signed Siwa to an overall talent deal including original programming, music, live events, social media and consumer products.

Doug Cohn, Nickelodeon svp, music, tells Billboard the Siwa project has been “especially satisfying” for multiple reasons. “These songs aren’t born out of a specific show, as iCarly or Victorious were; rather they appear on all of our various platforms in a multitude of ways—both audio and visual. The landscape is changing, and Nickelodeon is changing with it.”

Of AwesomenessTV founder Robbins, who last month replaced longtime Nick chief Cyma Zarghami, Cohn says, “It’s an exciting time to be here because he has some fresh thinking about music’s place on the network. Ultimately, we want to… make sure that we are forging the best pacts that cultivate new stars and excite our audience.”

It’s also an exciting time for Siwa, who says seguing into singing was always part of her game plan. In April she released her song “Every Girl’s A Super Girl” exclusively through the videogame Star Stable. “I’ve evolved, and I got to the point where I thought, How can I make this bigger? How can I grow from here? And doing this EP was the next step for me,” she tells Billboard.

Siwa escalated to fame among the adolescent set via social platforms, particularly her YouTube Channel, which counts more than 8 million subscribers. That’s where she and Nickelodeon chose to premiere the music video for debut song D.R.E.A.M. on Nov. 3. “It’s kind-of backward in a way to release the video first on YouTube, but I thought, Why not?” Siwa says. “A lot of my fans are on YouTube; I thought it would be fun.”

It’s Siwa’s biggest video production yet, Cohn says, “and we wanted to share the video with her core fans first. The video was released last weekend and has well over 1.7 million streams. We have a ton of behind-the-scenes and other content that will be parsed out across all of our platforms… Our aim is to match the appropriate content with the best outlet for it.”

Aside from “D.R.E.A.M.,” the EP includes songs “Everyday Popstars,” “Only Getting Better” and “My Story,” an autobiographical tome that includes the lyric “I record/you press play.” “That’s literally my life,” Siwa says with a laugh.

Siwa was a headliner at the debut U.S. incarnation of Nickelodeon’s SlimeFest this summer in Chicago alongside Liam Payne and Flo Rida, but this tour marks her first solo run.

“I like when people sing along and dance, and the one thing I’ve learned is I have to set some rules with the audience,” she says. She also hinted surprise guests may join her on stage at select tour dates but stopped short of sharing more info, teasing, “I can’t tell you everything just yet, we’ll talk later.”

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Originally published: Wednesday, November 07, 2018.

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