Christina Aguilera "Back to Basics" OnsalesLos Angeles, CA (October 13, 2006) -
Christina Aguilera will launch her 41-city "Back to Basics" 2007 North American tour on February 20th in Houston, Texas. Special guests the Pussycat Dolls will open for Christina on all North American dates and Danity Kane will also join the bill for U.S. concerts. Ticket on-sales for the tour begin on Saturday, October 14th.
The "Back to Basics" 2007 North American tour is scheduled for arena concert stops in Dallas, Los Angeles, Boston, San Diego, Phoenix, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Toronto, Miami, Montreal, New York (Tour itinerary listed below). The North American tour follows Christina's recently announced European concerts, kicking-off November 17 in Sheffield, England including shows in Austria, Holland, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland.
General public tickets will be available through Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone lines, at all Ticketmaster retail ticket centers, via ticketmaster.com, and the venue Box Offices. For a full listing of tour dates, please visit http://christina.aeglive.com.
Aguilera has assembled an acclaimed production team for her upcoming concert tour featuring choreographer and director, Jamie King (Madonna, Janet Jackson, Prince) and Roberto Cavalli, who will be the tour's exclusive costume designer. Working together, the team will create a modern inventive vision fused with elements of retro glamour. The "Back to Basics" North American 2007 tour is promoted by AEG LIVE.
The "Back to Basics" 2007 North American Tour will feature a unique stage design that will allow Christina's fans unprecedented access to the stage with unbelievable sight lines.
The tour will feature three distinct stage scenes, illuminated by more than 600 moving lights, and a state-of-the-art hydraulic system. In addition, a very special video montage will be featured from fan testimonials that have been submitted to Christina's fan club BabyJaneFanClub.com.
Aguilera has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, scored four #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has won three Grammy Awards and a Latin Grammy Award. Her third critically acclaimed album, Back to Basics, debuted at #1 on four of Billboard's music charts in the United States and also hit #1 in 15 countries including countries the U.K., Canada, Japan, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Thailand.
The double-disc set, produced primarily by DJ Premier and Linda Perry utilizes an orchestra, choir, string quartet and jazz horns, to blend a vintage raw sound with modern hip hop and soul flair.
Christina Aguilera passionately supports domestic violence related causes including the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh for battered women and children. In addition, she is a major contributor to the fight against AIDS.
Christina Aguilera has teamed up with iloveallaccess.com to offer ultimate fan VIP experiences featuring a variety of premium ticket offers including premium seat locations within the first 10 rows and exclusive "inside" the stage access as well as exclusive pre-show parties, backstage tours, exclusive gifts and much more. For additional details visit www.christinaaguilera.com.