Teen pop sensation Aaron Carter -- the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter -- will headline the 2001 version of the Bogart Backstage: On Tour for a Cure family fundraiser. Scheduled to
Teen pop sensation Aaron Carter -- the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter -- will headline the 2001 version of the Bogart Backstage: On Tour for a Cure family fundraiser. Scheduled to take place Nov. 11 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., proceeds from the event will benefit the TJ Martell Foundation's Neil Bogart Memorial Fund (NBMF), which is heavily supported by the music industry. In addition, the event will honor Recording Industry Association of America president/CEO Hilary Rosen with the Children's Choice Award.
Carter -- who is in the midst of a U.S. tour supported by A*Teens and his sister, singer Leslie Carter -- will see his next album, "Oh Aaron," released Aug. 7 by Jive. The set is the follow up to "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)," which peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200. Carter's tour touches down tomorrow (July 21) in Tampa, Fla., and will end Aug. 30 in St. Paul, Minn.
Last year's Bogart Backstage fundraiser featured performances by Jessica Simpson, Youngstown, No Authority, Innosense, and Mikaila. The event raised more than $1.2 million for cancer, leukemia and AIDS research, and honored SoundScan/VideoScan co-founder Mike Shalett.
Tickets to this year's event can be obtained through the NBMF office by calling (310) 358-4970. For more information on the fund and the TJ Martell Foundation, visit the organization's official Web site.