Ashlee Simpson Set for Early '05 Headlining Tour; Debut Album Up 61% From Last Week on Strength of New Single & Video
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashlee Simpson is planning a "La La" - palooza of her own, as the three times platinum-selling Geffen Records artist readies her first U.S. headlining tour set to launch next February. The dates follow the spectacular success of Ashlee's debut CD "Autobiography" and premiere single "Pieces Of Me," as well as her latest hit single "La La." The video for "La La" which has been spending it's time in MTV's TRL top ten has helped propel sales of the album including a move this week from 42 to 33 with a sales increase of 61% (the market as a whole was up only 22%). Ashlee recently won a Billboard Award as the Top Female Newcomer of the year in Las Vegas last week and her AOL Music Live event had the biggest 1 week audience ever for AOL with 1.6 million plays. In the coming weeks she will be performing on the "Tonight Show" on December 17th and three songs on "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve." Then after the New Year, she kicks it in Miami for a performance at the Orange Bowl half time show. Meanwhile her popular MTV reality series, "The Ashlee Simpson Show," will begin its second season early next year. Ashlee Simpson is a 20-year-old Waco, TX, born singer/actress. After a recurring role in the WB's hit series Seventh Heaven, Ashlee has found tremendous success as a recording artist. She recently finished shooting her feature film debut in the picture "Wannabe." The dates for Ashlee's tour are as follows, more dates to be confirmed later: February 18 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre February 20 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium February 22 San Jose, CA Event Center February 24 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre February 26 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre March 1 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre March 3 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium March 5 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre March 7 Kansas City, KS Memorial Hall March 9 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre March 10 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre March 12 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre March 13 Toronto, ON Massey Hall March 16 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom March 18 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre March 19 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre March 21 Toms River, NJ Ritacco Center March 22 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Center March 24 Detroit, MI Fox Theater March 25 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center March 29 Washington, DC DAR Constitution March 30 Norfolk, VA Norva April 1 Greensboro, NC Memorial Auditorium April 2 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium April 4 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center April 6 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues April 8 Orlando, FL House Of Blues April 9 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach. Amphitheatre April 11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium April 12 Indianapolis, IN Murat April 14 St. Louis, MO Family Arena April 16 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Theatre April 17 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless April 19 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall April 20 Dallas, TX Nokia Live
SOURCE Geffen Records
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