Thursday, July 18, 2019

Country Duo The Belles to Join Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa's D.R.E.A.M. Tour

Country duo The Belles will join Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa's D.R.E.A.M. Tour for additional dates following the 71 previously announced shows. Tickets go on sale this Friday (6/14). The now 82-show run kicked off May 17 in Phoenix, AZ and has been named one of StubHub's Top U.S. Summer Tours alongside The Rolling Stones, Queen, Ariana Grande and more!

The Belles share, "Touring with JoJo has been a D.R.E.A.M. come true! The energy and positivity she creates at each show is infectious. We feel so honored to be the opening act of such an incredible tour!"

Making history as the first Country mother-daughter duo since The Judds, Kelli and her mom Jaymie were offered the opportunity of a lifetime to join their close family friend and fellow Omaha native JoJo Siwa on her massive debut tour. Known around Nashville for their "simplistic, yet elegant" (Hollywood Life) "unique harmony blend," (Taste of Country) The Belles are hard at work in the studio in Music City between tour dates on new music to share before they make their big Bridgestone Arena debut on September 24.

The Belles released their debut EP in 2018 in the midst of tour dates with Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion, Dan + Shay and more. The self-titled project was produced by Mickey Jack Cones (Thomas Rhett, Runaway June, Lionel Richie) and includes their most recent single "Didn't Break Mine."

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour is Presented by Party City and Produced by AEG Presents.


August 29 - Rosemont Theatre - Chicago, IL
September 18 - HEB Center at Cedar Park - Cedar Park, TX
September 20 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
September 21 - Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
September 22 - Chaifetz Arena - St. Louis, MO
September 24 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
September 26 - Infinite Energy Arena - Duluth, GA
September 27 - Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC
September 29 - John Paul Jones Arena - Charlottesville, VA
October 1 - Webster Bank Arena - Bridgeport, CT
October 2 - Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI

Born in Nebraska and raised in Country, Kelli and her mother, Jaymie are having the time of their lives as the duo The Belles, making history as the first mother-daughter duo to rise to stardom since The Judds. Having already charmed audiences across the nation opening for the likes of Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion and more, 16-year-old superstar Siwa, a dear family friend from Omaha, afforded them the opportunity of a lifetime to join her out on the road for the 82-show tour which kicked off on May 17 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps October 2 in Providence, RI. When it comes to lead vocals, Jaymie lets Kelli take the spotlight. She says, "I like to think of myself as the setting and Kelli as the diamond." Kelli, a recent college graduate, has relocated to Nashville to continue her reign as a fixture in the Nashville songwriting community while her supportive mother stays behind in Omaha. The Belles released their debut-self titled EP in 2018, enlisting award-winning producer Mickey Jack Cones (Thomas Rhett, Runaway June, Lionel Richie) for his expertise on the project. In between tour dates, The Belles in the studio working on their next project slated to release this Summer.


June 11 - KeyBank State Theatre - Cleveland, OH
June 12 - Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric - Baltimore, MD
June 13 - State Theatre New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ
June 15 - The Bushnell - Hartford, CT
June 16 - Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Lowell, MA
June 18 - Beacon Theatre - New York City, NY
June 20 - Ovens Auditorium - Charlotte, NC
June 21 - Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Nashville, TN
June 22 - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center - Atlanta, GA
June 25 - The Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie, TX
June 26 - Bass Concert Hall - Austin, TX
July 10 - Amway Center - Orlando, FL
July 12 - BB&T Center - Sunrise, FL
July 13 - St. Augustine Amphitheatre - St. Augustine, FL
July 14 - Volvo Car Stadium - Charleston, SC
July 16 - Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC
July 18 - Virginia Credit Union LIVE! At Richmond Raceway
July 19 - Wolf Trap - Vienna, VA
July 20 - The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino - Mashantucket, CT
July 21 - Forest Hills Stadium - Queens, NY
July 23 - Agganis Arena - Boston, MA
July 24 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
July 26 - NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Long Island, NY
July 27 - TD Pavilion at the Mann - Philadelphia, PA
July 28 - Artpark - Lewiston, NY
July 30 - Petersen Events Center - Pittsburgh, PA
July 31 - Schottenstein Center - Columbus, OH
August 2 - Coca-Cola Coliseum - Toronto, ON
August 3 - Masonic Temple Theatre - Detroit, MI
August 4 - BMO Harris Pavilion - Milwaukee, WI
August 6 - Baxter Arena - Omaha, NE
August 8 - 1STBANK Center - Broomfield, CO
August 10 - Mandalay Bay Events Center - Las Vegas, NV
August 11 - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
August 13 - Honda Center - Anaheim, CA
August 14 - Oracle Arena - Oakland, CA
August 15 - Reno Events Center - Reno, NV
August 17 - Theater of the Clouds - Portland, OR
August 18 - Marymoor Park - Redmond, WA
August 20 - Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sport Centre - Vancouver, BC
August 24 - Pinnacle Bank Arena - Lincoln, NE
August 25 - US Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, IA
August 27 - Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI
August 28 - Fraze Pavilion - Kettering, OH
August 29 - Rosemont Theatre - Chicago, IL
August 31 - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza - Wilkes-Barre, PA
September 1 - M&T Bank Grandstand (Delaware State Fair) - Harrington, DE
September 4 - Huntington Center - Toledo, OH
September 6 - Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
September 7 - KFC Yum! Center - Louisville, KY
September 8 - Legacy Arena at the BJCC - Birmingham, AL
September 10 - FedExForum - Memphis, TN
September 11 - UNO Lakefront Arena - New Orleans, LA
September 13 - Smart Financial Centre - Sugar Land, TX
September 14 - AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX
September 15 - Bert Ogden Arena - Edinburg, TX
September 17 - The Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie, TX
September 18 - HEB Center At Cedar Park - Cedar Park, TX
September 20 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
September 21 - Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
September 22 - Chaifetz Arena - St. Louis, MO
September 24 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
September 26 - Infinite Energy Arena - Duluth, GA
September 27 - Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC
September 29 - John Paul Jones Arena - Charlottesville, VA
October 1 - Webster Bank Arena - Bridgeport, CT
October 2 - Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI

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Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, The 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 she has over 9.4 million subscribers with over 2.1 billion views on YouTube, she has over 8.1 million followers on Instagram, over 425,000 Twitter followers, over 17.4 million followers on TikTok (formerly, and over 534,000 likes on Facebook; through her SIWANATOR 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 over 682 million times and is RIAA certified platinum, “Kid in a Candy Store,” “Hold The Drama,” and “High Top Shoes”

Siwa most recently took the stage at this year’s Nickelodeon SlimeFest--a two-day family-friendly music festival held in Chicago, Ill., at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on June 8 and 9--along with Pitbull, Bebe Rexha and T-Pain. Siwa helped kicked off Nickelodeon’s inaugural U.S. SlimeFest last year, where she performed in front of over 24,000 fans.

Siwa recently won her third Kids’ Choice Award for “Favorite Social Music Star.” Her previous Choice Awards include “Favorite Viral Music Artist” in 2017 and “Favorite Musical YouTube Creator” in 2018. She also performed at Kids’ Choice Mexico 2018.

In November, Siwa released her first EP, 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 and to date has garnered over 40 million views. Just last month, Siwa dropped her latest single, “Bop.” The accompanying music video has already accumulated over 4.4 million views on her YouTube channel.

In 2016, Nickelodeon and Siwa entered an exclusive licensing partnership to develop a line of consumer products inspired by Siwa. Categories span toys, apparel, accessories, consumer electronics, Halloween costumes and more. To date, over 50 million JoJo Bows have been sold. Siwa’s consumer products are available internationally, including the UK, Canada, Australia and Mexico.

Siwa launched her first animated shorts series, The JoJo & BowBow Show Show starring Siwa and her furry best friend BowBow (a second season is currently in the works). 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 a medley of hits at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, including her triple-platinum smash “Boomerang.” She also 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.

About AEG Presents

AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as JoJo Siwa, Panic! At The Disco, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly; and owns, manages or books more than 80 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents produces and promotes more than 11,000 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, Madison House Presents and PromoWest Productions.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th 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 brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

Update (7/18) - JoJo Siwa is set to perform at BuzzFeed’s first-ever Internet Live, a variety-style show in New York it’s billing as an in-real-life version of scrolling through your social feed! The he invitation-only free show will take place Thursday, July 25, at New York City’s Webster Hall. Click here for more information!

From Just Jared Jr.:

Mom & Daughter Duo The Belles Share 10 Fun Facts Ahead of New Single
Mom & Daughter Duo The Belles Share 10 Fun Facts Ahead of New Single
If you’ve been to one of JoJo Siwa‘s concerts this summer on her D.R.E.A.M. Tour, you most likely have fallen in love with her tour openers, The Belles!

Made up of Kelli and her mom Jaymie, the two opened up with JJJ about hitting the road with JoJo.

“It’s awesome to be on tour with JoJo because she’s so high energy and makes everything fun,” Kelli says. “I used to take dance from her mom, Jessalyn, back in Omaha when I was little, so we’re all like a big family who’s known each other forever!”

Jaymie added, “The beautiful thing about being on tour with JoJo is to see all the kids in the audience so happy! I love to watch the moms and daughters while we’re performing on stage – we all share the same bond!”

“One song in particular we play during our set, ‘Beautiful Girl’, talks about being strong in who you are, believing you are beautiful just the way you are, and I love sharing that message with not only the young girls in the audience, but also moms like me.”

Kelli also shared their fave thing to do together while on the road: “I love when we all go out to dinner together after a show, or when we go on adventures in different cities during the day. We went to the Space Needle in Seattle, scootered on the pier in San Diego, visited the arch in St. Louis, and toured the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. This is tour is really a D.R.E.A.M come true!”

The Belles will be dropping their new single, “Beautiful Girl” this week!

Check out 10 Fun Facts below!

- We have 2 corgis at home, Bella and Luna. They are sisters and they are adorable!

- Kelli’s first time seeing the ocean was when we flew to Los Angeles to audition for Nickelodeon and AEG to be JoJo Siwa’s opening act on the D.R.E.A.M Tour!

- Pre show ritual: every night before we walk on stage we shake pinkies for good luck!

- Kelli and Jaymie are from Omaha Nebraska, just like JoJo Siwa. They’ve known each other since JoJo was 2 and Kelli was 6. Kelli even took dance at Jessalyn Siwa’s dance studio called “Dance Unlimited.”

- Kelli graduated from high school at 16, and moved to Nashville at 18 to be a songwriter. She travels between Omaha and Nashville, and just graduated from the University of Nebraska at age 20.

= Kelli has two brothers, Michael (17), who is captain of his high school hockey team, and Drew (15), who is the drummer in his high school jazz band.

- Jaymie used to sing in a band with her sisters called Mulberry Lane. Their first single, “Harmless,” was top 25 on the Billboard charts.
Kelli’s favorite road snacks are FUNYUNS and Beef Jerky. Jaymie’s favorite road snacks are coffee and almonds.

- Our first tour outfits were created by Maggie Barry, who also makes clothes for JoJo and Lady Gaga. We love all the rhinestones on our bell bottom jeans!

- We started out when Kelli was 14 and asked to sing background vocals for Jaymie’s solo project. After 2 performances, the road manager for The Judds saw our show and told us we should become a duo, so we did!


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