SCREAMFEST PRESS RELEASE: T.I. & CIARA HIT STAGE THIS SUMMER W/ YUNG JOC, T-PAIN & LLOYD FOR SCREAMFEST 07

June 29, 2007 at 4:34 pm | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    

SCREAMFEST ’07 SETS THE SUMMER OFF RIGHT AS
GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTISTS T.I. & CIARA

HIT THE STAGE ALONG WITH YUNG JOC, T-PAIN & LLOYDAtlanta, GA –Nothing sets the summer off right better than that favorite barbeque, family reunion, outdoor music festival or concert. This summer, the SCREAM TOUR will be that one concert that thousands of screaming fans will be running to the box office to get, logging online to take advantage of, camping out and jamming the phone lines to purchase and beating down the blogs to talk about.

This year’s SCREAM TOUR, aptly titled “SCREAMFEST ’07, is the sixth installment in the critically acclaimed SCREAM TOUR concert series that has, in the past, featured everyone from Ne-Yo to Bow Wow, Chris Brown and Omarion. The SCREAM TOUR has built a reputation for bringing together the best of the best in the worlds of rap and R&B to rock the house “LIVE” for one unforgettable night for thousands of urban youth across the country. Throughout its history, the SCREAM TOUR concert series has entertained over one million fans. SCREAMFEST ’07 will continue to build on the incredible legacy that has made the SCREAM TOUR a household name among youth. Fans will definitely get high-powered performances filled with intense audience interaction, all within a festival setting delivered by their favorite top-charting artists.

The highly anticipated concert stars one of the hottest rappers of our time, two-time Grammy award winning artist-T.I. and its first female headliner ever and one of the most successful R&B stars of this era-Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling entertainer-Ciara. Both Ciara and T.I. continue to capitalize on their multi-platinum selling, award-winning successes. From music to movies, they both have emerged as two of the music industry’s premiere power players. T.I., the multi-talented rapper and actor, will be headlining SCREAMFEST ’07 in promotion of his fifth Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records album, T.I. vs T.I.P, slated for release on July 3rd. The highly anticipated album includes his current hit single, “Big Things Poppin’ ” and his new release, “You Know What It Is” featuring Wyclef Jean.

SCREAMFEST ’07 will surpass all expectations. This year I plan on setting the bar extremely high,” said T.I.  “Nothing like what you’re used to.  The tour is evolving and becoming more mature.  We are going to go hard.  I guarantee it will be the tour of the summer and you can bet the house on that.”

Ciara is headlining SCREAMFEST ’07 in continued promotion of her platinum-selling sophomore release, Ciara: The Evolution, which features the top-charting singles, “Promise” and “Like A Boy” and her new single “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone” featuring 50 Cent.

“This is my second time being a part of the SCREAM and I must say that it feels bigger and better this year,” said Ciara.  “I am very excited about the lineup. It’s the hottest names in music and I can guarantee that fans will be excited as well. Expect a lot of energy on this tour and expect to hear hit after hit after hit!”

The concert will also feature Grammy nominated and platinum selling rapper Yung Joc, who drops his second album Hustlenomics on August 28, along with hit-maker T-Pain, who recently released his sophomore album Epiphany, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. Rounding out the featured acts is R&B sensation and heartthrob Lloyd, who’s set to perform his hit single, “Get It Shawty.” The tour producers have also confirmed that there will be other special guest performers in cities along the way.

Once again, this year’s tour will be supported by media giant Black Entertainment Television (BET). This is BET’s fifth year as a presenting sponsor of the SCREAM TOUR.  In addition to presenting the country’s premiere musical superstars from rap to R&B, the SCREAM TOUR concert series has also built a reputation for building powerfully strategic corporate alliances to partner with the tour. This year will be no different. In addition to BET’s partnership with SCREAMFEST ’07, several high-profile corporations, ranging from communications leaders to broadcast giant’s, are preparing to align themselves with this year’s tour. All corporate sponsors and content partners will be announced next week. SCREAMFEST ’07, presented by BET and SCREAM Star Entertainment, is being produced and marketed by Michael Mauldin and Mauldin Brand Agency for SCREAM Star Entertainment.SCREAMFEST ’07 DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
August 3rd            New Orleans, LA            New Orleans Arena
August 4th            Houston, TX                  Toyota Center
August 6th            Dallas, TX                     Nokia Theatre  
August 9th            Cleveland, OH               Wolstein Center at CSU 
August 10th          Chicago, IL                   Allstate Arena
August 11th          St. Louis, MO                Scottrade Arena
August 12th          Kansas City, MO            Kemper Arena
August 16th          Detroit, MI                    Joe Louis Arena
August 17th          Indianapolis, IN             Indiana State Fairgrounds
August 18th          Washington, DC            Verizon Center
August 19th          Hampton, VA                Hampton Coliseum
August 21st           Mansfield, MA               Tweeter Center
August 22nd          New York, NY               Madison Square Garden
August 23rd          Philadelphia, PA            Wachovia Spectrum
August 24th          Baltimore, MD               1st Mariner Arena
August 25th          Greensboro, NC             Greensboro Coliseum
August 26th          Atlanta, GA                   Philips Arena
August 29th          Denver, CO                   Coors Amphitheatre
August 31st          San Jose, CA                 HP Pavilion
September 1st     Los Angeles, CA             Gibson Amphitheatre
September 2nd    Los Angeles, CA             Gibson Amphitheatre
CITIES GOING ON SALE THIS WEEKEND
Friday, June 29th – Cleveland, OH
Friday, June 29th – Detroit, MI
Saturday, June 30th – Houston, TX

About SCREAM Star Entertainment
SCREAM Star Entertainment is a multi-dimensional, artist development, entertainment brand driven by content and focused on the youth ages 13-25. It is dedicated to maximizing its relationship with the elusive teen market through its current programs, platforms & plans; including: SCREAM TOUR CONCERT SERIES, SCREAM STAR RECORDS, R U THE NEXT SCREAM STAR?, SCREAM STAR RADIO, SCREAM STAR MAGAZINE AND THE SCREAM STAR FOUNDATION.

About BET
BET Networks is the leading provider of media and entertainment for African Americans and consumers of Black culture on a global basis.  The primary BET cable network reaches more than 85 million households, and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  BET Networks is the preeminent entertainment brand serving African Americans and consumers of Black culture on a global basis.

 

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