Pop princess Jessica Simpson is hitting the road in August for a 25-city tour, and she's taking her own stage with her.
On August 7 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Dreamchaser Tour will launch with a portable venue, dubbed the Extreme Mobile Venue, according to a tour publicist. The arena-on-wheels features a 300-foot stadium stage complete with a sound system and lights, and concertgoers will be able to bungee jump, climb a rock wall and go mechanical surfing when they're not watching the performances of Simpson and tour openers Eden's Crush, Youngstown, Toya and Plus One.
The venue also features interactive games and exhibits and is bookended by a 9-foot-high ramp for extreme motorcycle riders.
Only the first 10 dates of the tour are confirmed, with a second leg to be announced soon. The trek is expected to hit 25 cities before it draws to a close in mid-September.
Simpson is touring in support of Irresistible, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release in early June. The follow-up to her 1999 debut, Sweet Kisses, has sold roughly 300,000 copies to date, according to SoundScan.
The first leg of the Dreamchaser Tour, according to a tour publicist:
- 8/7 - Corpus Christi, TX
- 8/8 - Belton, TX
- 8/10 - Joplin, MO
- 8/11 - Tulsa, OK
- 8/13 - Mankato, MN
- 8/14 - Sioux City, IA
- 8/16 - Green Bay, WI
- 8/17 - Madison, WI
- 8/18 - Moline, IL
- 8/19 - Cincinnati, OH
(For a feature interview with Eden's Crush, check out "Eden's Crush: Pop Life".)