Alltel Arena released details about a coming concert Sept. 25 featuring R&B and hip-hop sensation Chris Brown and Ne-Yo, along with a support lineup that includes the popular Dem Franchize Boys. Tickets, ranging from $29.75 to $49.75, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster (Harvest Foods stores, the Celebrity Attractions office on Spring Street, 975-7575, www.ticketmaster.com), or the arena box office (975-9000).
The Upclose and Personal Tour lineup also features Lil’ Wayne and Cherish.
Showtime on Saturday, Sept. 23, will be 8 p.m.
Here’s what Brown’s Jive Records says about the tour in a press release:
Jive Records PLATINUM recording artist Chris Brown continues to take the world by storm. Chris is about to release his first performance DVD entitled “Chris Brown’s Journey” June 13th. In this never-before-seen footage you will go on a whirlwind promotional album tour with Chris to the UK and Japan, hit the 2006 Grammys with him and watch as he prepares for his first-ever live tour. Also on this DVD- the hit videos and the behind-the-scenes making of “Run It!,” “Yo” and “Gimme That.” Krump with Chris while he shows you his fully-loaded dance moves and check out the BONUS CD with 2 NEVER-RELEASED tracks, “So Glad” and an international remix of “Run It!” As a special treat, make your own remix of Chris’ hit “Gimme That” with the UMIXIT software!
In just 6 short weeks after his November 2005 release, the teen sensation reached platinum status due to his first blazing single “Run It” (produced by Scott Storch which has been # 1 on several charts: Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles, Billboard’s Hot 100 Airplay, Singles Sales and on the radio charts# 1 at Top 40 Rhythm and on the R&B Mainstream/Hip Hop charts) as well as his second single “Yo (Excuse Me Miss)” (produced by Dre and Vidal) which is about a boy seeing a beautiful girl that he can’t allow to escape his grasp. His current single “Gimme That,”(featuring Lil’ Wayne) is quickly climbing the radio charts as well. Explains Chris, “It’s just explaining how I’m coming out, the typical bragging about yourself a little bit but not too much and telling the girl who might be older than you, ‘You may be three years older, but you’re hot, gimme that.’” The just released promotional video in which Chris co-directed with Erik White is in medium rotation on MTV as well as the BET networks.
With his success, Chris recently won an MTV TRL AWARD for Favorite Artist Under 21, an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist as well as a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist!!! He was just recently nominated for three 2006 BET Awards including Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Male artist!!