Leona Lewis joins Christina Aguilera on tour

Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
Multi-platinum, three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist Leona Lewis will be performing on her first-ever tour in the US, joining Christina Aguilera’s North American dates.

The Live Nation produced summer tour will begin on July 15th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT making a 20 date trek throughout North America. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning May 21st at LiveNation.com. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, May 19th at 10am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Global superstar, multi-platinum recording artist, and three-time Grammy Award nominee Leona Lewis, released her second album ECHO (J/Syco Music) last year and sang the Golden Globe nominated song “I See You” (Theme from Avatar). Leona’s debut album Spirit, sold over 6 million copies and broke multiple first-ever records – it entered the UK charts at #1 and became the U.K.’s fastest-selling debut of all time. In the U.S., Spirit debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, marking the first time in music history that any album by a British female artist has entered Billboard’s Top 200 album chart at #1, as well as the first time any British artist, male or female, has claimed the top spot with a debut album. Spirit features her #1 worldwide massive hit single “Bleeding Love” which was the best selling single of 2008 and awarded Leona the honor of being the first British female solo artist to top the Hot 100 in more than 21 years.

For complete ticket and tour information visit: leonalewismusic.com and LiveNation.com.

LEONA LEWIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

July 15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
July 17 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 18 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 20 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 22 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 24 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 30 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 31 Boston, MA Comcast Center
August 03 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
August 05 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 07 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
August 10 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
August 12 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 14 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
August 15 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
August 18 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
August 19 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Christina Aguilera has taken radio by storm with “Not Myself Tonight”

Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
Superstar Christina Aguilera has taken radio by storm this week. “Not Myself Tonight”, the first single off her upcoming album Bionic (RCA Records) has annihilated the competition coming in at the most added song at both Top 40 and Rhythm radio this week. Additionally, with 120 Top 40 adds, it is the most added Top 40 song of this year.

“Not Myself Tonight”, which will be made available at iTunes and all other digital service providers on 4/13, is a fiercely energetic anthem produced by Polow Da Don.

With 30 million albums sold worldwide and the prestigious honor of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time, 5 time Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera will be releasing Bionic on June 8th, 2010. Bionic features songs co-written by Aguilera along with her much buzzed about collaborations including Sia, Tricky Stewart, Polow Da Don, Le Tigre, Hill & Switch, and Ladytron among others.

Christina Aguilera to release “Bionic” in April

Christina Aguilara "Bionic"With 30 million albums sold worldwide and the prestigious honor of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time, 5 time Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera has already achieved an unprecedented level of success. Aguilera’s been hard at work in the studio for the past year and is pleased to announce the release of her highly anticipated 4th studio album Bionic (RCA Records) this summer. The first single from Bionic is the fiercely energetic anthem “Not Myself Tonight”, produced by Polow Da Don. The song will premiere on ChristinaAguilera.com at 6pm EDT on 3/30, impacts radio on 4/5 and will be available on iTunes on 4/13.

Bionic features songs co-written by Aguilera along with her much buzzed about collaborations including Sia, Tricky Stewart, Polow Da Don, Le Tigre, Hill & Switch, and Ladytron among others. Aguilera notes, “Working on this album with so many talented artists and producers that I admire was really an amazing experience. The artists I chose to work with added so many unique sonic layers to Bionic. My intention was to step into their world and what they do combined with my own vision and sound. The results were magic.” The album also features a ballad produced and written by Linda Perry titled “Lift Me Up”. The title Bionic reflects Aguilera’s ability to take her range to new levels and use her voice in various ways never heard before.

Aguilera describes the album as a unique mix of many genres and styles of music, “I was able to explore and create a fresh, sexy feel using both electronic and organic elements with subject matter ranging from playful to introspective. I am so excited for my fans to hear the new sound. It is something I don’t think anyone will expect.”

In addition to completing the album which was all recorded from her home studio after the birth of her first son, Christina also completed production on her first film, “Burlesque.” The film, which co-stars Cher, Stanley Tucci, and Kristen Bell will be released by ScreenGems this fall.