SOURCE: Music World Entertainment

July 17, 2007 19:27 ET

Mathew Knowles' Music World Artists Hit the Road Nabbing Coveted Opening Slots for Beyoncé and Aly & AJ

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - Rising stars, #1 Crush and Katy Shotter, signed to Mathew Knowles' Music World Music, have just landed 2 of the most coveted opening tour slots around! Katy Shotter will open for Beyoncé Knowles on the US leg of The Beyoncé Experience and #1 Crush will open for teen sensations, Aly & AJ with Corbin Bleau!

UK artist and Chancers winner (UK TV Show presented by Mathew Knowles) Katy Shotter recently opened for Beyoncé on tour in the UK. Response was so positive, Mathew Knowles enthusiastically added her to the US leg as well! Katy, who comes from a very musical family, began playing the piano at the age of four. Her style, which has been described as raw and old school, has been influenced by Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. Katy closes her set with her debut US single, "Complicated Woman," which is for sale exclusively at each concert date. It will be available later in the month on iTunes. Tour dates are as follows:

7/13 Dallas, TX
7/14 Houston, TX
7/15 San Antonio, TX
7/18 Nashville, TN
7/20 Atlanta, GA
7/21 Tampa, FL
7/22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
7/27 Hampton, VA
7/28 Raleigh, NC
7/29 Charlotte, NC
8/1  Uncasville, CT
8/3  Meadowlands, NJ
8/4  NYC
8/8  Baltimore, MD
8/9  Washington, DC
8/10 Philadelphia, PA
8/11 Atlantic City, NJ
8/12 Boston, MA
8/14 Montreal, QC
8/15 Toronto, ON
8/17 Detroit, MI
8/18 Chicago, IL
8/19 Cleveland, OH
8/22 Denver, CO
8/24 Phoenix, AZ
8/25 Las Vegas, NV
8/26 San Diego, CA
8/30 Stateline, NV
8/31 Oakland, CA
9/1  Anaheim, CA
9/2  Los Angeles, CA

Houston darlilngs, #1 Crush, also signed to Mathew Knowles' Music World Music, will open for teen sensations, Aly & AJ with Corbin Bleu, on their tour beginning 7/24 in San Antonio, TX. #1 Crush is a high-energy, musically-gifted, crowd-pleasing group with a rock/pop sound that is sure to thrust them into pop music superstardom along with the likes of Hannah Montana, Hilary Duff and Aly & AJ!! The Houston-based group is currently recording their debut album with Dwight Baker, who has worked with Kelly Clarkson and Brandi Carlisle. The album is due out this summer. Tour dates are as follows:

7/24 San Antonio, TX
7/27 The Woodlands, TX
7/28 Dallas, TX

Both artists are immediately available for media.

Music World Entertainment (MWE) is one of the world's leading entertainment and music conglomerates dedicated to bringing quality entertainment to the world. MWE worldwide business includes record labels, artist and producer management, staff producers, artist development, Master catalog series, investment and property holdings, including offices in Houston, Los Angeles, New York and London. MWE is the brainchild of President and CEO Mathew Knowles, the powerhouse management behind the success of Grammy Award-winners Beyoncé and global phenomenon Destiny's Child, the most successful "girl group" in the history of pop music.

Music World is one of the most successful labels in the world with over 100 million records sold to date including releases by Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, Michelle Williams, Sunshine Anderson, the "Dreamgirls Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack," "Roll Bounce" soundtrack and the highly anticipated upcoming Music World Master Series releases which includes Chaka Kahn and The O'Jays.

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