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.

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“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 21Hartford, CTXL Center
June 22Wilkes-Barre, PAWachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
June 24Newark, NJPrudential Center
June 25Uniondale, NYNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 26Boston, MAAgganis Arena at Boston University
June 27Philadelphia, PAMann Center for Performing Arts
June 29Duluth, GAThe Arena at Gwinnett Center
July 1Lafayette, LACajundome
July 2Little Rock, ARAlltel Arena
July 3Houston, TXReliant Arena
July 5Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theatre
July 6Tulsa, OKBOK Center
July 9Glendale, AZJobing.com Arena
July 10Fresno, CASave Mart Center
July 11San Jose, CAEvent Center at San Jose State University
July 13Portland, ORRose Garden Arena
July 14Seattle, WAWaMu Theater
July 16Sacramento, CAARCO Arena
July 17Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre
July 18Las Vegas, NVOrleans Arena
July 20Denver, COWells Fargo Theatre
July 22Kansas City, MOSprint Center
July 24Rosemont, ILAllstate Arena
July 25Cincinnati, OHU.S. Bank Arena
July 27Cleveland, OHWolstein Center at Cleveland State University
July 28Harrington, DEDelaware State Fair
July 29Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
July 31Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
August 1Sunrise, FLBankAtlantic Center
August 2Orlando, FLAmway Arena
August 4Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center
August 5Louisville, KYBroadbent Arena
August 6Columbus, OHOhio State Fair
August 8Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
August 9West Allis, WIWisconsin State Fair
August 10Indianapolis, INIndiana State Fair
August 12Nashville, TNSommet Center
August 13St. Louis, MOChaifetz Arena
August 14Moline, ILi wireless Center
August 15Omaha, NEQwest Center Omaha
August 17Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena
August 18Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
August 20Fairfax, VAPatriot Center
August 21Hershey, PAHersheypark Amphitheatre
August 22Atlantic City, NJTrump Taj Mahal Ballroom
August 23Providence, RIDunkin’ Donuts Center
August 24Manchester, NHVerizon Wireless Arena

Last Updated on April 16, 2009 by By Allison Reitz