NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/17/13 -- Atlantic recording artist Cody Simpson has revealed details of his anticipated new album. "SURFERS PARADISE" -- which follows the Australian-born pop star's 2012 debut, "PARADISE" -- arrives everywhere on July 16th. "Surfers Paradise is basically the most famous area on the Gold Coast of Australia, where I am from," explains Simpson. "I think this album really represents that piece of me, my lifestyle, and where I come from. When making my first album 'Paradise' it was sort of a journey to find myself as a young adult & artist. With 'Surfers Paradise' the entire process felt more natural and comfortable, like being back home. I wanted to share that feeling with my fans."
"SURFERS PARADISE" is heralded by the buoyant new single, "Pretty Brown Eyes." Hailed by Billboard as a "happy-go-lucky... summer anthem," the track will ship to Top 40 radio outlets nationwide later this month, having already proven yet another Radio Disney favorite for the massively popular Simpson. "Pretty Brown Eyes" is also shaping up as a YouTube sensation, with its companion video -- directed by Cameron Duddy (Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, P!nk) -- drawing close to 2.5 million views thus far at Cody's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/CodySimpsonMusic.
Simpson also recently unveiled an additional track from "SURFERS PARADISE," entitled "Awake All Night." The song's companion video -- written, produced, and performed by Simpson and directed by acclaimed Toronto filmmakers The Young Astronauts -- has quickly earned close to 1 million views at www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVY6cQov12A.
Simpson showcased both "Pretty Brown Eyes" and "Awake All Night" as part of a stellar live appearance at the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards, held last month at Los Angeles' famed Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The medley can be viewed now at both www.youtube.com/watch?v=dalog3BnMwc as well as via Cody's official website, www.codysimpson.com/blog/cody-simpson-s-radio-disney-performance-video-723656.
Simpson -- who has spent much of the past year on the road, with highlights including his first-ever European headline tour as well as dates on Justin Bieber's world-conquering Believe Tour -- will celebrate "SURFERS PARADISE" with a major North American tour. The 36 city "Paradise Tour," part of AEG Lives' worldwide touring partnership with Simpson, will get underway May 30th at The Moran Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. Supporting Simpson on all dates will be Ryan Beatty and opener Before You Exit. For up-to-the-minute tour and ticket information, please visit www.codysimpson.com/tour.
Fans -- including members of The Angels & Gentlemen's Beach Club, the official Cody Simpson Fan Club -- are invited to participate in an exciting new GifBoom contest. Entrants must share their animated GifBoom based on Cody's choreography in the "Pretty Brown Eyes" official video to Twitter -- hash tag #PrettyBrownEyes and mention @CodySimpson. The grand prize winner will receive a 5-minute Skype call with Cody himself, while runner-up prizes include a personalized GIF and a jam-packed Simpson swag bag. For full details and contest information, please visit www.codysimpson.com
In other news, Simpson recently announced the release of his first book, entitled Welcome To Paradise: My Journey. Featuring never-before-seen photos and exclusive details about Cody's incredible life on and off stage, the official autobiography will be published by HarperCollins on October 24th.
With over 4.8 million Twitter followers, close to 5 million Facebook likes, and an astonishing 146 million YouTube views, 16-year-old Cody Simpson is a true pop sensation. The Queensland, Australia-born singer/songwriter arrived on the scene in 2010 and quickly made a name for himself via a series of singles and videos as well as innumerable TV and concert appearances.
Simpson's debut album, "PARADISE," arrived in October 2012. With its refreshing blend of contemporary high-energy with acoustic guitar-driven beach pop, the album -- which includes the hit singles, "Wish U Were Here (Feat. Becky G)" and "Got Me Good" -- confirmed Cody as more than just a worldwide multimedia phenomenon -- he's a distinctive and original artist in his own right.
For up-to-the-minute news and information, see www.codysimpson.com, www.facebook.com/codysimpsonmusic, http://twitter.com/#!/CodySimpson, and www.youtube.com/codysimpsonmusic.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
All Dates w/Special Guest Ryan Beatty and Before You Exit
MAY30 Jacksonville, FL Times Union Center for the Performing Arts Moran Theater31 Tampa, FL Straz Center for the Performing ArtsJUNE2 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall4 Atlanta, GA The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre6 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center7 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom8 San Antonio, TX Lila Cockrell Theatre9 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre12 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre13 Tucson, AZ The Historic Rialto Theatre14 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino19 Fresno, CA Saroyan Theatre20 San Francisco, CA The Warfield21 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Community Center Theater22 Portland, OR Roseland Theater23 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre24 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre27 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall28 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium30 Winnipeg, ON Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing ArtsJULY2 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre5 Chicago, IL Akoo Theatre at Rosemont8 Toronto, ON Massey Hall10 Montreal, QC Metropolis12 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater13 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Library Music Hall14 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall17 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre18 New York, NY Best Buy Theater20 Boston, MA House of Blues23 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre24 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House25 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC26 Wichita, KS The Cotillion27 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
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