Ashlee Simpson Set for Early '05 Headlining Tour; Debut Album Up 61% From Last Week on Strength of New Single & Video

Dec 15, 2004, 00:00 ET from Geffen Records

    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
     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
      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