Teen pop singer Aaron Carter will launch a 19-city U.S. tour on February 9 that includes 10 rescheduled dates from his postponed NovemberDecember outing.
Carter, the 13-year-old brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, will hit Southeast and Midwestern cities on the jaunt, including four stops in his home state of Florida. It is his first headlining tour since he performed at 13 WalMart stores last summer. He also opened for Britney Spears and toured Australia this year.
After performing one date of his previously scheduled winter tour, Carter postponed the remaining dates so he could rehearse singing with a live band rather than a DAT player, according to his label, Jive Records. Carter is scheduled to perform two one-off dates before the upcoming tour, in Los Angeles on Wednesday (December 20) and at the Rock in Rio festival on January 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Carter is supporting his September debut, Aaron's Party (Come Get
It), which was recently certified platinum thanks to the commercial success of the album's title single.
"That's How I Beat Shaq," the album's second single, will hit radio stations on January 1. Los Angeles Laker Shaquille O'Neal, the song's namesake basketball star, cameos in the video, which will premiere on the Disney Channel on January 6 and air again January 13 on NBC's "Inside Stuff." The Disney Channel will also air a Carter concert special on March 31.
Boy band No Authority will most likely open for Carter on the tour, according to their spokesperson. The Southern California foursome released its self-titled second album in July.
Aaron Carter tour dates:
- 2/9 - Tampa, FL @ Florida State Fair
- 2/10 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
- 2/11 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
- 2/13 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
- 2/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
- 2/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 2/17 - Virginia Beach, VA @ NorVa
- 2/18 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 2/19 - Morristown, NJ @ Community Theatre
- 2/20 - Boston, MA @ Avalon
- 2/22 - Manchester, NH @ McAllister Auditorium
- 2/23 - Scranton, PA @ FM Kirby Center
- 2/24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Metropol
- 2/25 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
- 2/27 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
- 2/28 - Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
- 3/1 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
- 3/3 - Cincinnati, OH @ King's Island
- 3/4 - Cleveland, OH @ Lakewood Civic Auditorium