Ashlee Simpson will hit the road on her first headlining theater tour next year.
Ashlee Simpson will hit the road on her first headlining theater tour next year. The outing will kick off Feb. 2 in Houston and stretch through a March 30 show in Norfolk, Va.
Fans can expect a glimpse at Simpson's live act on MTV's "The Ashlee Simpson Show," which will follow her throughout preparations for the outing. The series' second season kicks off Jan. 5 and is also expected to show how the budding pop star handled the negative publicity that followed the inadvertent exposure of her recent infamous lip-synched appearance on "Saturday Night Live."
Simpson is slated to perform Thursday (Dec. 9) in Lowell, Mass., as part of the WXXX (KISS 108) Jingle Ball and Friday in New York during the WHTZ (Z100) Jingle Ball.
Simpson will also appear as a presenter during tomorrow night's Billboard Music Awards, which will air live on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. She is among the finalists for female new artist of the year. She'll also take part in CBS' "Home for the Holidays" special, set to air Dec. 22.
Simpson's debut album, "Autobiography" (Geffen/Interscope) debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in August and has sold XX copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here are Simpson's confirmed tour dates:
Dec. 9: Lowell, Mass. (Paul E. Tsongas Arena; KISS 108 Jingle Ball)
Dec. 10: New York (Madison Square Garden; Z100 Jingle Ball)
Feb. 2: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater)
Feb. 4: Austin, Texas (Austin Music Hall)
Feb. 5: Grand Prairie, Texas (Nokia Live)
Feb. 7: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
Feb. 9: West Valley City, Utah (E Center)
Feb. 15: San Diego (Cox Arena)
Feb. 19: Las Vegas (Aladdin Hotel & Casino)
Feb. 20: Sacramento, Calif. (Memorial Auditorium)
Feb. 22: San Jose, Calif. (Center for the Performing Arts)
Feb. 24: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
Feb. 25: Portland, Ore. (Arlene Schnitzer Hall)
Feb. 26: Vancouver (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
March 1: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
March 7: Kansas City, Kan. (Memorial Hall)
March 9: Cincinnati (Taft Theatre)
March 10: Louisville, Ky. (Palace Theatre)
March 12: Columbus, Ohio (Palace Theatre)
March 13: Toronto (Hummingbird Centre)
March 16: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
March 18: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
March 19: Upper Darby, Pa. (Tower Theatre)
March 21: Toms River, N.J. (Ritacco Center)
March 22: Cleveland (Playhouse Square Center)
March 24: Detroit (Fox Theatre)
March 25: Pittsburgh (Benedum Center)
March 26: Indianapolis (Murat Theatre)
March 30: Norfolk, Va. (The NorVa)