Touring with your little sister may not seem appealing to most rockers. But when the sibling in question is Miley Cyrus, older bro Trace Cyrus and his band, Metro Station -- riding high with its own hits "Shake It" and "Kelsey" -- are all too happy to be aboard her upcoming North American trek, which begins Sept. 14.
"I couldn't be more excited," the elder Cyrus tells Billboard.com. "Honestly, I've been away from home for so long I haven't really gotten to see my family for the past two years. I'm gone on the road more than my dad (country star Billy Ray Cyrus), more than my sister. So the fact I'm gonna get to spend that much time with my family and my band, I couldn't be in a happier position. It's my dream come true; I'm gonna have everyone I love out on the road with me. It's gonna be great."
Touring with Miley does have its benefits -- just as the Jonas Brothers, who certainly received an exponential career boost from the opening slot on the Cyrus/Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds Tour in 2007-2008. Metro Station, however, comes to the party after starting to build its own audience in the modern/alternative rock world.