Rising Star Rachel Crow To Release Self-titled EP on Columbia Records/Syco Available June 26


Jun 04, 2012, 07:00 ET from Columbia Records/Syco Music

NEW YORK, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records and Syco Music are pleased to announce the release of Rachel Crow's self-titled EP on June 26 via all digital service providers.  A fan favorite and darling among The X Factor judges, fourteen-year old Rachel moved Simon Cowell to predict that audiences would be "hearing a lot more about her."  This five-foot wonder is ready to make good on that promise.

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The songs on the EP were produced by top music hit makers including Toby Gad (Beyonce, Fergie) and Jonas Jeberg (The Wanted, Pussycat Dolls). The release features the powerful song, "Mean Girls," which Rachel co-wrote along with producer Toby Gad. Written after just three days in the studio, the lyrics of "Mean Girls" speak to rising above social pressures and celebrating individuality. Crow says of the song, "I really want ["Mean Girls"] to not only inspire kids who have been bullied, but I also hope to inspire the kids that do the bullying to stop that behavior."  (See full track listing below.)

Rachel Crow will be hitting the road with Big Time Rush on their "Big Time Summer Tour," debuting songs from her EP.  The tour will begin July 5th in Columbus, OH (see below for full dates). A special edition of the EP will be available for purchase on tour.

As previously announced, Rachel Crow has entered into an overall talent deal with Nickelodeon.  Crow can be seen in a recurring role on Nickelodeon's new comedy series FRED: THE SHOW.  She will also make a special appearance on a brand new episode of Big Time Rush on July 2 and will participate in the premiere of Nick's new game show Figure It Out on June 11.      

Rachel Crow sang her first song (Faith Hill's "Breathe") at 18 months-old and first performed in public at the age of six as part of her school's talent show.   Her parents brought her to Los Angeles in 2010 to support her dream of being a performer and she auditioned at age 13 for The X Factor in early 2011.   After being chosen as a contestant out of over 100,000 people, she wowed audiences with her powerful voice and bubbly personality. Crow was a top finalist in the competition.

The full track-listing of Rachel Crow is as follows: 

  1. Mean Girls
  2. Rock With You ft. Mann
  3. Lemonade
  4. My Kind of Wonderful
  5. What A Song Can Do


July 5

Columbus, OH

Nationwide Arena                                                                          

July 6

Milwaukee, WI

Marcus Amphitheater Summerfest                                        

July 7

Maryland Heights, MO

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St Louis                               

July 8

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center                                                              

July 10

Atlanta, GA

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood                                       

July 11

Birmingham, AL

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre formerly VWMC                  

July 14

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion                     

July 15

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center                                                                                       

July 17

Phoenix, AZ

Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket Pavilion)

July 19

Irvine, CA

Irvine Meadows / Verizon Wireless Amphitheater          

July 20

Chula Vista, CA

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre                                                 

July 21

Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay Resort                                                                    

July 22

Mountain View, CA

Shoreline Amphitheatre                                                              

July 25

West Valley City, UT

USANA Amphitheatre                                                                  

July 27

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center                                                                                    

July 28

Minneapolis, MN

Target Center                                                                                   

July 29

Noblesville, IN

Klipsch Music Center                                                                     

July 31

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre                                                          

Aug 1

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Blossom Music Center                                                                  

Aug 3

Louisville, KY


Aug 4

Chicago, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Aug 5

Pittsburgh, PA

First Niagara Pavilion

Aug 7

Bethel, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Aug 9

Buffalo, NY

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Aug 10

Philadelphia, PA

Susquehanna Bank Center

Aug 11

Hershey, PA

Hershey Park Pavilion

Aug 12

Boston, MA

Comcast Center

Aug 14

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center

Aug 16

Des Moines, IA

Iowa State Fair

Aug 17

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach

Aug 18

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

Aug 19

Washington, DC

Jiffy Lube Live

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SOURCE Columbia Records/Syco Music