Disney Channel actress Demi Lovato is taking the next step in her musical career by launching a summer-long headlining tour. The 16-year-old’s trek launches...

Disney Channel actress Demi Lovato is taking the next step in her musical career by launching a summer-long headlining tour. The 16-year-old’s trek launches June 21 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT, and ends August 24 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.

The 47-city tour will hit arenas from coast-to-coast over a two-month period. Highlights include a June 24 show at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, a July 3 concert at Reliant Arena in Houston, TX, a July 17 performance at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, and an August 12 show at Summet Center in Nashville, TN.

American Idol runner-up David Archuleta will provide support throughout the summer. Up-and-coming acts Jordan Pruitt and KSM will appear as special guests on select dates, as well.

Members of the Lovato’s official Say Now fan community can access a special pre-sale beginning today, April 15. Public on-sales for the summer tour begin on April 25.

“I’m so excited about headlining my own tour,” Lovato said in an interview with People. “I love life on the road. I’m in a different city every night and it never gets old.”

Lovato is supporting her debut album, “Don’t Forget,” released in September 2008. The young musician co-wrote a large portion of the album with Jonas Brothers. The record hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has since been reissued as a deluxe edition.

Lovato, who opened for Jonas Brothers’ summer 2008 tour, will resume her supporting role for the sibling trio this year. Before launching her headlining venture, Lovato will open for the brothers on a handful of European concerts in early June.


Demi Lovato itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 21 Hartford, CT XL Center
June 22 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
June 24 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
June 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 26 Boston, MA Agganis Arena at Boston University
June 27 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts
June 29 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
July 1 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
July 2 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
July 3 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
July 5 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre
July 6 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
July 9 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
July 10 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
July 11 San Jose, CA Event Center at San Jose State University
July 13 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
July 14 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
July 16 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
July 17 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
July 18 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
July 20 Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theatre
July 22 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 24 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
July 25 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
July 27 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University
July 28 Harrington, DE Delaware State Fair
July 29 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
July 31 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
August 1 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
August 2 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
August 4 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
August 5 Louisville, KY Broadbent Arena
August 6 Columbus, OH Ohio State Fair
August 8 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
August 9 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair
August 10 Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Fair
August 12 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
August 13 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
August 14 Moline, IL i wireless Center
August 15 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
August 17 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
August 18 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 20 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
August 21 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Amphitheatre
August 22 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal Ballroom
August 23 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
August 24 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena