Bieber Fever rules: millions of fans took minutes to snatch up tickets to see Justin Bieber in concert, creating a sold-out summer tour sensation. Today, the platinum-selling pop singing sensation Justin Bieber announced the second leg of dates on his headlining tour of North America. Already hitting 40+ cities in its first leg of dates, the second phase of The “My World” Tour, presented by AEG Live and Xbox 360 will blaze a trail through more than 35 cities, bringing the tour to 75+ cities before wrapping up December 23 in Atlanta. The rising star will perform at the St. Pete Times Forum on Sunday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m., and will feature recording artist Sean Kingston as the special guest.
Additionally, $1.00 from each ticket will be donated to Pencils of Promise, a charity which works to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world. Justin’s goal is to build 15 schools around the world for needy children. For more details, please visit www.pencilsofpromise.org.
Presale packages, which include a fan club membership, for the second leg of the “My World” Tour will be available while supplies last through a special presale starting Wednesday, June 9 at Noon; public on-sale will begin on Saturday, June 12 for the Tampa concert date.
MY WORLD 2.0, is the multi-platinum, chart-topping new album, and is the follow-up to Justin’s debut, MY WORLD, released in November. MY WORLD 2.0, featuring the hit singles “Baby” and “Somebody to Love,” reached #1 in 16 countries and, combined, Justin has sold over 5 million albums worldwide. MY WORLD, which earned RIAA platinum in just a few short weeks, contained Justin’s first four Top 40 hits on the Hot 100, “One Time” (certified RIAA platinum), “One Less Lonely Girl,” “Love Me,” and “Favorite Girl.” Justin is the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 prior to the album’s release.
A self-proclaimed product of his past, rapper Sean Kingston’s history helps describe his sound. Born in Miami, FL, then raised in Kingston, Jamaica, from the age of six, he mixed more than a little dancehall and reggae into his hip-hop. Kingston burst onto the music scene in 2007 with his debut single “Beautiful Girls.” The song, which features a sampled bass-line from Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” topped the charts in the U.S., Canada, UK and several other countries. It also topped the U.S. Hot 100, staying at the top for four weeks and becoming one of the biggest-selling singles of the year.
As the title sponsor of the “My World” Tour, Xbox 360 is partnering with Justin Bieber in an innovative new way to bring the fun of “Project Natal” for Xbox 360 to Bieber fans across the U.S.
Coming to everyone this holiday season, “Project Natal” will transform how people experience games and entertainment, controller free. Simply step in front of the sensor and “Project Natal” sees you move, hears your voice and recognizes your face. See a ball? Kick it. Start a movie? Say play. Concertgoers can experience “Project Natal”, just like their favorite pop star, as Xbox 360 will have “Project Natal” kiosks available for playing at concert venues throughout the tour.
“We’re thrilled to partner with such a talented star,” said Grover Holtzclaw, Xbox Director of Platform and Partner Marketing. “Justin Bieber’s known for his ability to entertain fans, and now with “Project Natal” for Xbox 360, fans can enjoy an extraordinary entertainment experience on the Bieber concert stage and in their own homes this holiday season.”