SOURCE: Atlantic Records

March 11, 2011 12:39 ET

Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson Announce the Waiting 4U Tour

Teen Stars to Co-Headline North American Tour

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2011) - YouTube phenom and teen pop/rock sensation Greyson Chance and Aussie pop star Cody Simpson announced today that they will co-headline a North American tour. The tour kicks off on April 11th in Denver, CO and will conclude May 18th in Portland, OR. The announcement follows their packed free concert at the Grove in Los Angeles where the teens not only performed for thousands of screaming fans but signed autographs and held a meet and greet for over three hours. This is Greyson's second North American tour, having just completed a run with Miranda Cosgrove. The physical version of his debut single, "Waiting Outside the Lines," recently held Billboard's top spot for four straight weeks. Cody recently released his first EP, 4U, and his current single "All Day" recently topped the charts at Radio Disney. This is the first time the teens have toured together.

"After our show at the Grove, I could not be more excited to tour with Cody. We each have our own unique style, so our fans will get to see two different types of pop music -- we might even throw in a few surprises," said Greyson. "The upcoming tour with Greyson Chance is going to be a blast! I'm so hyped to travel around the US and visit different cities. It's gonna be an energetic show that the fans will love. I can't wait 4 U to see it, and can't wait to see everybody! GET READY!" added Cody. The teens announced the tour last night on Tinychat.com and crashed the servers with over 5k fans in attendance.

About Greyson Chance:
In April 2010, the sixth-grader posted a clip on YouTube of himself performing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a choir event in his hometown of Edmond, Oklahoma; it went on to become YouTube's #3 most popular video of 2010. A phenomenon among social media sites, the video was viewed by over 30 million people and led to a performance two weeks later on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Only a week after that, during his second appearance on her show, DeGeneres announced that she had signed the youngster to her newly formed label, eleveneleven. Greyson is currently working on his debut album with a top team of producers including acclaimed songwriter/producer and Geffen Records chairman Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls). The album is coming soon on eleveneleven/Maverick/Geffen. Chance's debut single "Waiting Outside the Lines" is available for purchase in WalMart, Target, FYE and everywhere CDs are sold and was recently the #1 physical single in the country for four straight weeks. The digital single is also available on iTunes and you can watch the video on Vevo. For more information on Greyson visit www.greyson-official.com, www.facebook.com/greysonchance and twitter.com/greysonchance.

About Cody Simpson:
As a kid growing up on Australia's sun-drenched Gold Coast, Cody Simpson became fascinated at a young age with music's power to bring people together. Cody began playing guitar and taking lessons at seven years old and by age twelve, he began posting YouTube videos of himself performing covers of songs by artists who inspired him, including Justin Timberlake, Jason Mraz, and Michael Jackson. In April 2010, Cody signed with Atlantic Records, who recently released his "4U" EP, featuring the irresistible pop single "iYiYi" featuring Flo Rida. The "4U" EP is currently available on iTunes. Cody's YouTube Channel, which has been active since August 2008, now boasts over 40 million views and has more than 145,000 subscribers. Cody has been hard at work, recently wrapping up a nationwide stint of middle school performances / mall appearances while also performing at the 2010 Australian Kids' Choice Awards. Cody is currently in the studio working on tracks for his upcoming full length debut on Atlantic Records. For more about this rising young pop singer, songwriter, and guitarist, please visit www.codysimpson.com, www.facebook.com/codysimpsonmusic,
www.youtube.com/codysimpsonmusic and twitter.com/#!/thecodysimpson.

TOUR DATES
Monday, April 11thDenver, COGothic
Wednesday, April 13thMinneapolis, MNCedar Cultural Center
Thursday, April 14thSt. Louis, MOThe Pageant
Friday, April 15thChicago, ILHouse of Blues
Saturday, April 16thMilwaukee, WIThe Rave II
Sunday, April 17thDetroit, MIRoyal Oak
Tuesday, April 19thCleveland, OHHouse of Blues
Wednesday, April 20thLancaster, PAThe Chameleon Club
Friday, April 22ndHampton Beach, NHHampton Beach Casino
Saturday, April 23rdBoston, MAShowcase Live
Monday, April 25thWestchester, PAThe Note
Tuesday, April 26thNew York, NYThe Gramercy Theatre
Thursday, April 28thWashington DCSixth@I
Sunday, May 1stMiami, FLCulture Room
Tuesday, May 3rdOrlando, FLHouse of Blues
Wednesday, May 4thAtlanta, GACenter Stage
Friday, May 6thHouston, TXBronze Peacock
Sunday, May 8thDallas, TXCambridge Room
Tuesday, May 10thPhoenix, AZNile Theater
Wednesday, May 11thLos Angeles, CAHouse of Blues
Saturday, May 14thAnaheim, CAHouse of Blues
Sunday, May 15thSan Francisco, CASlims
Tuesday, May 17thSeattle, WAShowbox
Wednesday, May 18thPortland, ORRoseland

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