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Cody Simpson Is Living in "Paradise"; Australian Sensation Unveils Debut Album, Preceded by "PREVIEW TO PARADISE" EP in Stores Today; Live With Kelly Performance Confirmed for July 4th; Epic North American Tour Alongside Big Time Rush Kicks Off July 5th i(June 12, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/12/12 -- Atlantic recording artist Cody Simpson has announced early details of his hugely anticipated full length debut album. "PARADISE" arrives everywhere on October 2nd. The album is preceded by the "PREVIEW TO PARADISE" EP, out today. The EP is highlighted by "Got Me Good," which recently premiered on Radio Disney and "Wish You Were Here" featuring Becky G (Kemosabe Records). Cody will perform "Got Me Good" on Live with Kelly on July 4th and the official companion video -- directed by Cameron Duddy -- can be viewed on Cody's YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/CodySimpsonMusic.
Simpson -- who was recently named "Favorite Aussie Superstar" at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards -- will celebrate the impending release of "PARADISE" by teaming up with Big Time Rush for a massive North American tour (see below itinerary). The dates get underway July 5th at Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena and then continue through mid-September -- for details and ticket information, please see www.codysimpson.com.
With over 2.6 million Twitter followers, over 3 million Facebook likes and more than 128 million YouTube views, 15 year old Cody Simpson is already an indisputable phenomenon. The Australian-born star made a stunning chart debut last summer as his "COAST TO COAST" EP entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #12. "COAST TO COAST" was highlighted by the hit single, "On My Mind" which proved a top 40 favorite at Pop radio outlets nationwide, having also hit #1 at Radio Disney (his second chart-topper at the network). The "On My Mind" companion video -- directed by Travis Kopach (Panic! At The Disco, 3OH!3, Boys Like Girls) -- is also a certified YouTube blockbuster with over 14 million views and counting at Cody's official YouTube channel.
2012 is quickly shaping up as a banner year for Cody. Having kicked things off with his own sold out "Welcome To Paradise Tour," Simpson was among the top stars invited to participate in the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
BIG TIME TOUR! 2012
All Dates w/Big Time Rush
JULY 5 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 6 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest 7 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend 10 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Lakewood 11 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 14 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 15 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 17 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion 22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 23 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair 25 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre 27 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 28 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 29 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center 31 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Center AUGUST 1 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center 3 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Arena 4 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank 5 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion 7 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 9 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake PAC 10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 11 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion 12 Boston, MA Comcast Center 14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga PAC 17 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach 18 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 19 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live 21 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau 22 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion 24 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 25 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre 30 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 31 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront SEPTEMBER 1 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 2 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre 4 Montreal, QC Bell Centre 5 London, ON John Labatt Centre 7 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 8 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre 10 Winnipeg, MB MTS Center 12 Regina, SK Brandt Centre 13 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 14 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome 16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena 18 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
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