World’s Most Profitable Cover Act Hits The Road

By: Dan Gibson / May 16, 2008

kidzbop13.jpgWith sales of ten million discs over their thirteen volumes, there are few music acts more profitable these days than the incredible, anonymous parade of voices known as Kidz Bop. Just like last year, the Kidz are hitting the road, including a somewhat odd appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Below the cut, a preview of what you’re in store for: a lead singer who must be wondering if dropping out of college was the best idea, and a stirring moment previously hidden in all the noise by those hacks in the All-American Rejects. If you’re finding those Jonas Brothers just a bit too original, the dates are down there as well.

Here are the dates (noticeably lacking an appearance in Phoenix…hello, Kidz Bop overlords!)

June 2008
18 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
19 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s at the Strand
21-22 – Langhorne, PA – Sesame Place Theme Park
24 – Torrington, CT – Warner Theatre
27 – Albany, NY – Sawyer Theatre at The Egg
28 – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus
29 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent

July 2008
2 – Beverly, MA – North Shore Music Theatre
3 – Gifford, NH – Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion (2 shows)
5 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12 – Dallas, TX – Meyerson Symphony Center
13 – Austin, TX – Long Center for Performing Arts
15 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Music Festival (2 shows)
17 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
19 – Lakewood, OH – Lakewood Civic Auditorium
20 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
22 – Dubuque, IA – Dubuque County Fair
24-26 – Edmonton, Alberta – Capital Ex Fair (6 shows)
29 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre (2 shows)

August 2008
2 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre (2 shows)
6 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Center @ The Grand
8 – Westwood, CA – Royce Halll/UCLA
10 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre

For good measure, here’s everyone’s favorite Kidz Bop clip, “Since U Been Gone”:

Youngsters get ready to rock with Kidz Bop Live [Live Daily]