SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

June 12, 2012 15:23 ET

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 in Columbus, Ohio; "PARADISE" Arrives Everywhere on October 2nd

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - 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.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, see www.codysimpson.com, www.facebook.com/codysimpsonmusic, http://twitter.com/#!/CodySimpson, and www.youtube.com/codysimpsonmusic.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

CODY SIMPSON
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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