Prospective pop stars are being propelled into the mainstream at younger and younger ages these days, as evidenced by 13-year-old Greyson Chance. Early in 2011, the young singer and pianist will head out on his first national tour — of mid-sized venues, no less — with former Nickelodeon starlet Miranda Cosgrove.
The teen duo (Cosgrove is 17) will launch the Dancing Crazy Tour on January 24 at Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO. Twenty-two dates are booked for the outing, which wraps February 24 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, after hitting some major U.S. concert markets.
The two-month trek has concerts set for January 28 at the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, IL; February 5 at Beaon Theatre in New York, NY; February 15 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA; and February 20 at the House of Blues in Houston, TX.
Public ticket sales started the first week of December, with onsales starting as recent as December 13 in select markets. Chance’s addition to the tour was first reported this week.
The lowest ticket prices, according to listings on Ticketmaster.com, start around the affordable $30 mark. However, in some cities (including Rosemont and New York), the face value of tickets reaches as high as $100, not including service fees.
Though Cosgrove has been in the limelight for the better part of the past decade, the upcoming tour is a leap for Chance. The aspiring singer-songwriter became a viral sensation in the spring when his rendition of Lady Gaga‘s “Paparazzi,” filmed during a middle school concert, landed on YouTube and became an overnight hit.
The video inspired talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to take the budding performer under her show biz wing. Not only did DeGeneres showcase Chance on her program, but he was also the first act signed to her record label, eleveneleven.
Though Chance has released his first original single, “Waiting Outside the Lines,” and its accompanying music video, a full-length studio effort is still in the works. Neither a project title nor a release date have been confirmed.
Greyson Chance / Miranda Cosgrove itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|January 24||Kansas City, MO||Uptown Theater|
|January 25||Minneapolis, MN||The State Theatre|
|January 26||Milwaukee, WI||Pabst Theater|
|January 28||Rosemont, IL||Rosemont Theatre|
|January 29||Indianapolis, IN||Murat Theatre|
|January 30||Cleveland, OH||State Theatre|
|February 1||Detroit, MI||The Fillmore|
|February 2||Homestead, PA||Carnegie Library Music Hall|
|February 4||Wallingford, CT||The Oakdale Theatre|
|February 5||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre|
|February 7||Glenside, PA||Keswick Theatre|
|February 9||North Bethesda, MD||Music Center at Strathmore|
|February 10||Lowell, MA||Lowell Memorial Auditorium|
|February 12||Montclair, NJ||Wellmont Theatre|
|February 13||Westbury, NY||NYCB Theatre at Westbury|
|February 15||Atlanta, GA||Center Stage|
|February 16||Tampa, FL||Tampa Theatre|
|February 17||Orlando, FL||Hard Rock Live|
|February 19||Grand Prairie, TX||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie|
|February 20||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|February 23||Tempe, AZ||The Marquee|
|February 24||Anaheim, CA||House of Blues|