Cody Simpson Debut Album PARADISE Due 10/2, to Open for Justin Bieber Starting 9/29
Fifteen-year-old Cody Simpson has announced a flurry of activity building towards the arrival of his long awaited debut album, "PARADISE." The collection -- which includes the single, "Wish U Were Here (Feat. Becky G)" -- is released everywhere on October 2nd.
Simpson will herald "PARADISE" with his new film, Finding Cody. Set to premiere Tuesday, September 18th via Warner Music Group's original YouTube Channel, "The Warner Sound," located at www.youtube.com/thewarnersound, the unprecedented movie marks the first interactive YouTube movie starring a major musical artist. Finding Cody -- stars Gatlin Green and Lia Marie Johnson, herself a genuine YouTube sensation with over 11 million individual video views -- features multiple annotations allowing viewers to click and choose innumerable paths to reach the exciting conclusion. Among the film's many musical highlights is an all-access tour of Cody's sold-out concert at Anaheim's House of Blues. The official Finding Cody movie trailer is currently streaming exclusively at The Warner Sound, located at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePTbgdJSr-Q&feature=youtu.be.
Simpson -- who is currently wrapping the massive "Big Time Summer Tour" alongside Big Time Rush -- will join forces with Justin Bieber for a number of upcoming dates on Bieber's hugely anticipated Believe Tour. The shows -- which also features support from Carly Rae Jepsen -- gets underway September 29th at Glendale, Arizona's jobing.com Arena and include a pair of sold-out concerts at Los Angeles' Staples Center (see attached itinerary).
Next, Simpson will head across the Atlantic for a major European headline tour, slated to hit an array of countries this November. A full-scale North American tour in support of "PARADISE" is scheduled to get underway in February 2013. For up-to-the-minute news, please seewww.codysimpson.com.
With over 3.2 million Twitter followers, more than 3.2 million Facebook likes, and an astonishing 139 million YouTube views, 15-year-old Cody Simpson is already an indisputable phenomenon. 2012 is quickly shaping up as a banner year for Cody. Having kicked things off with his own sold out "Welcome To Paradise Tour," Simpson was among the top stars invited to participate in the 134th annuAl White House Easter Egg Roll. Other recent career milestones include his being named "Favorite Aussie Superstar" at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Simpson trumpeted the release of "PARADISE" by offering his fans the "PREVIEW TO PARADISE" EP, out now. The collection -- which quickly ascended to the #2 position on iTunes' "Top Pop Albums" chart -- includes four tracks from the album, including "Got Me Good" which Cody performed on a recent installment of ABC's LIVE! With Kelly. The official companion videos for "Got Me Good" and the new single, "Wish U Were Here (Feat. Becky G)" -- both directed by Cameron Duddy (Bruno Mars) -- can be viewed on Cody's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/CodySimpsonMusic.
Cody has also been named brand ambassador for Build-A-Bear Workshop®, the interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals. Simpson will team with the company on a variety of initiatives, including charitable efforts and branded Cody Simpson merchandise (set for release in 2013). In October, Cody will join Build-A-Bear Workshop in its efforts for Stop Cyberbullying Month and help launch the national Stuffed With Hugs® program, where Guests can make a special bear for free to be donated to the Marine Toys For Tots® Foundation.
"As a longtime fan of Build-A-Bear Workshop, it is an honor to serve as the company's brand ambassador," said Simpson. "Build-A-Bear Workshop is a company with heart and I am looking forward to helping to encourage kids to make a difference."
|ON TOUR! 2012|
|9/12-18 w/Big Time Rush|
|9/29-10/8 w/Justin Bieber 'BELIEVE TOUR"|
|12||Regina, SK||Brandt Centre|
|13||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|14||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|16||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|29||Glendale, AZ||jobing.com Arena|
|30||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand|
|2||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|3||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|5||Fresno, CA||SaveMart Center|
|6||Oakland, CA||The Oracle Arena|