Following in the footsteps of such faux pop acts as Milli Vanilli and The Monkees, the mock boy band known as 2gether has announced plans to head out on the road later this month to open several shows for Britney Spears.
2gether is currently slated to open for Spears for seven of the singer's upcoming tour dates, including July 29 in Irvine, California, August 28 in Boston, and Indianapolis on September 2.
The group, comprised of Mickey Parke (portrayed by actor Alex Solowitz), Jerry O' Keefe (Evan Farmer), Jason "QT" McKnight (Michael Cuccione), Chad Linus (Noah Bastian), and Doug Linus (Kevin Farley), made its debut as part on the MTV TV film, "2gether," back in February.
The "2gether" special also spawned an accompanying album from the band, which included such tracks as "U + Me = Us (Calculus)" and "Say It (Don't Spray It)," and has already sold more than 225,000 copies since its release.
2gether will return to the airwaves on August 15 for
the launch of "2gether: The Series," which began production in Vancouver, British Columbia late last month and has already been greenlit for at least a 13-episode run.
The actors involved in the series are also working on a second 2gether album, which is tentatively set for release via TVT Records in August. A song titled "The Hardest Part Of Breaking Up...Is Getting Your Stuff Back" will be the first single from the record, which will also include such tracks as "Awesum LuvR," "U & U & Me," and "5gether."
Dates where you can catch 2gether opening for Britney Spears this summer:
- 7/29 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- 8/1 - Concord, CA @ Chronicle Pavilion
- 8/5 - Devore, CA @ G.H. Blockbuster Pavilion
- 8/28 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
- 8/30 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Performing Arts Center
- 9/2 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deer Creek Music Center
- 9/3 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater