Pop acts Hoku, B*Witched, LFO and Blaque will highlight this summer's Nickelodeon All That Music & More Festival.
The outing will hit 40 cities starting June 29 in San Bernardino, Calif., and ending Sept. 3 in Saratoga, N.Y. Boy band No Authority also will be aboard for the trek, which the cable channel says will feature at least seven acts in each city. (Sonicnet's parent company, Viacom, also owns Nickelodeon.)
With newcomers dominating the bill, Irish pop group B*Witched qualify as the tour's seasoned veterans, having released their second album, Awake and Breathe, in October. The group's four singers co-wrote all of the album's songs, including the single "Jesse Hold On."
Pop trio LFO will join the tour refreshed from a short break following months of roadwork, including a string of dates opening for teen queen Britney Spears. LFO recently released "I Don't Want to Kiss You Goodnight" (RealAudio excerpt), the third single from their self-titled 1999 debut.
Hawaiian-born singer Hoku, 17, recently broke onto the pop charts with her single "Another Dumb Blonde" (RealAudio excerpt), from her self-titled debut album, due May 2. Her latest single is "How Do I Feel."
R&B group Blaque are #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts with "Bring It All to Me," featuring 'N Sync. The song appears on Blaque's self-titled debut album (1999).
The group, whose name stands for "Believing in Life and Achieving a Quest for Unity in Everything," is the brainchild of TLC rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
Nick Cannon and Kenan Thompson, stars of Nickelodeon's "All That" sketch-comedy show, will return as the festival's hosts.
Nickelodeon All That Music & More Festival tour dates:
June 29; Devore, Calif.; G.H. Blockbuster Pavilion
June 30; Del Mar, Calif.; Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 1; Las Vegas, Nev.; MGM Grand
July 2; Irvine, Calif.; Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
July 3; Bakersfield, Calif.; Centennial Garden
July 7; Concord, Calif.; Chronicle Pavilion @ Concord
July 8; Mountain View, Calif.; Shoreline Amphitheater
July 9; Marysville, Calif.; Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
July 11; Phoenix, Ariz.; Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavilion
July 12; Albuquerque, N.M.; Mesa del Sol Amphitheater
July 14; Houston, Texas; Woodlands Amphitheater
July 15; Dallas, Texas; Six Flags Great Adventure
July 18; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mars Amphitheater
July 21; Atlanta, Ga.; Lakewood Amphitheater
July 22; Nashville, Tenn.; Amsouth Amphitheater
July 23; Charlotte, N.C.; Carowinds
July 25; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Blossom Music Center
July 26; Columbus, Ohio; Polaris Amphitheater
July 28; St. Louis, Mo.; Riverport Amphitheater
July 30; Ionia, Mich.; Michigan State Fair
Aug. 2; Bonner Springs, Kan.; Sandstone Amphitheatre
Aug. 3; Tinley Park, Ill.; New World Music Theatre
Aug. 4; Noblesville, Ind.; Deer Creek Music Center
Aug. 5; Cincinnati, Ohio; Riverbend Amphitheater
Aug. 6; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Amphitheater
Aug. 10; State College, Pa.; Penn State College
Aug. 11; Boston, Mass.; Tweeter Center
Aug. 12; Hartford, Conn.; Oakdale Music Theatre
Aug. 13; Darien Lakes, N.Y.; Darien Lakes Six Flags P.A.C.
Aug. 15; Adrian, Mich.; Lanawee County Fair
Aug. 17; Columbia, Md.; Merriweather Post
Aug. 18; Doswell, Va.; Kings Dominion
Aug. 19; Fairfax, Va.; Patriot Center
Aug. 20; Hershey, Pa.; Hershey Park Stadium
Aug. 23; Erie, Pa.; Civic Center
Aug. 24; Burgettstown, Pa.; Post-Gazette Pavilion @ Star Lake
Aug. 26; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Arts Center
Aug. 27; Scranton, Pa.; Montage Mountain
Aug. 28; Essex Junction, Vt.; Vermont State Fair
Aug. 30; Philadelphia, Pa.; E-Centre
Aug. 31–Sept. 1; Wantagh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Amph
Sept. 2; Allentown, Pa.; State Fair
Sept. 3; Saratoga, N.Y.; Performing Arts Center