LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) JoJo Siwa, the 15-year-old star that has you buying all those bows for your daughter, announced her D.R.E.A.M. tour, presented by Nickelodeon, on Wednesday, coinciding with the launch of her debut EP of the same name.
JoJo’s fame was bourne out of the Lifetime reality TV show “Dance Moms” and she has graduated to being a YouTube star of epic proportions with 8 million subscribers.
The tour starts at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix May 17 and hits 22 cities, wrapping at Austin, Texas’ Bass Concert Hall June 26. The EP has four songs on it but Jojo has been releasing popular songs and their corresponding YouTube videos for years.
Her signature Jojo Bows became such a fashion statement for girls that they made news in the UK last year when they were banned from schools, angering parents. The bows, apparently, were a source of bullying when their authenticity was questioned by schoolmates, with one mum commenting that they were banned at her daughter’s school “because of the ‘that’s not a real jojo bow’ and the competitiveness of them. E.g. How many and which colours and do you have the limited edition ones!”
The irony of the controversy was not lost on fans considering Jojo’s positive, ridiculously high-energy personality and her music, accented by her anti-bullying anthem “Boomerang.”
The “Rainbow Presale” and “BowBows Presale” start tomorrow. Citi Cardmembers get their shot Wednesday, and the Live Nation and AEG presales are Thursday with general onsale Friday.
DATE CITY VENUE
May 17 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre*
May 19 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
May 20 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
May 21 San Jose, CA City National Civic
May 23 Seattle, WA Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
May 25 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts
May 28 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall**
May 30 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
June 1 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
June 2 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
June 4 St. Louis, MO Stifel Theatre
June 5 Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center*
June 6 Minneapolis, MN Northrop, University of Minnesota**
June 8-9 Chicago, IL Nickelodeon’s SlimeFest (venue and on sale TBD)
June 11 Cleveland, OH Keybank State Theatre
June 12 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
June 13 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre, New Jersey*
June 15 Hartford, CT The Bushnell*
June 16 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium
June 18 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (on sale at 12pm ET)
June 20 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
June 21 Nashville, TN Tennessee Performing Arts Center*
June 22 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
June 25 Grand Prairie, TX The Theatre at Grand Prairie
June 26 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
*Venues not participating in the American Express® Card Members presale.
**Venues participating with American Express® Blue Card Members only.