Get ready for teenage screaming a la the Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” coming to a venue near you: Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice will head out on a massive North American tour this summer.
Things will get started at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on June 21, and the trek will continue through an August 10 concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Other cities on the tour include Atlanta; West Palm Beach, Florida; Burgettstown, Pennsylvania; Gilford, New Hampshire; Bangor, Maine; Toledo, Ohio, Chicago and Sioux City, Idaho. Big Time Rush will play one more show after the tour on August 11 at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee — Justice will not be present at that performance.
Justice spoke recently to Ryan Seacrest about the tour.
“The BTR boys and I have always gotten along really well so it’s going to be one big party and I’m looking forward to hitting cities I didn’t play last year,” she said in a stop at “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.”
Big Time Rush is featured on the Nickelodeon show of the same name. The group has released two albums so far, 2010’s B.T.R. and 2011’s Elevate.
Justice just wrapped up production on her own Nickelodeon show, “Victorious,” earlier this year. Before that, in late 2012, the third soundtrack from the show, Victorious 3.0 was released featuring music by Justice from the show.
Moving on from her Nickelodeon career, Justice also appeared alongside Johnny Knoxville and Chelsea Handler in the 2012 film “Fun Size.” She also said she has been focusing on writing her debut solo album.
“I really want to take the time to write and focus on my solo album,” she said. “I love singer-songwriters like Paul Simon, but I feel it’s really important to be influenced by everything. I’m going to listen to every genre of music.”
Victoria Justice will spend most of this summer touring North America.
The Nickelodeon star announced yesterday, January 29, during “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” that she will visit more than 30 cities across the U.S. on her “Here’s 2 Us Tour.” The trek will kick of June 19 at the Nokia Theatre, and Justice will stay on the road at least through an August 17 show at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, Florida. She also will sing in Las Vegas, San Diego, Phoenix, Detroit, Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta and Nashville, among other cities. More dates for the tour will be announced in the near future.
“I’m so excited to be going out on tour again this summer,” Justice said. “I can’t wait to sing your favorites and share some new ones from the latest ‘Victorious’ soundtrack. Here’s 2 Us Tour is dedicated to all of you. 2013 is our year!”
The series finale of Justice’s Nickelodeon show “Victorious” is expected to air next month on the network, and the star is expected to release her debut album sometime later this year. Late last year, the album Victorious 3.0 was released as the third soundtrack album for the series. Each song on the album had previously been performed on the show, and the first track on the album is “Here’s 2 Us.”
Justice also appeared in the 2012 movie “Fun Size” with Johnny Knoxille and Chelsea Handler. Though a release date hasn’t yet been revealed, Justice told E! late last year that she has been concentrating on writing the album.
“I really want to take the time to write and focus on my solo album,” she said at the time. “I love singer-songwriters like Paul Simon, but I feel it’s really important to be influenced by everything. I’m going to listen to every genre of music.”
Victoria Justice, star of the hit Nickelodeon show “Victorious” has announced a summer tour that will find her on the road for the majority of August and into the first couple weeks of September.
The 17-city tour will kick off August 2 at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. and is set to run through September 14, when the pop singer will play the Allegan County Fair in Allegan, Mich. In between those dates, Justice will play mostly county and state fairs, and will visit cities including West Allis, Wisc.; Hyannis, Mass.; Philadelphia; Fairlea, West. Va.; Allentown, Penn.; Denver; Salt Lake City, Utah and Hutchinson, Kansas.
Justice will be performing songs from the series “Victorious,” in addition to other Top 40 hits. She recently told E! that she is still working out the other songs that may appear in her set list.
“I really want to do ‘Viva La Vida’ by Coldplay, so I think that’s going to happen and potentially maybe something like Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls,’” Justice said. “I also want to pay homage to Donna Summer by singing ‘Last Dance.’”
After the tour, Justice will begin promoting her upcoming movie “Fun Size,” which is a comedy staring Chelsea Handler and Johnny Knoxville. The movie is set to hit theaters on October 26, and Justice says that after that she will likely concentrate on her debut solo album.
“I really want to take the time to write and focus on my solo album,” she also told E!. “I love singer-songwriters like Paul Simon, but I feel it’s really important to be influenced by everything. I’m going to listen to every genre of music.”
Justice has starred on “Victorious” since it debuted in 2010. She plays a singer name Tori Vega that attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School in the show.