Although she’s only two non-holiday albums into her career, Hilary Duff is readying a best-of set for a late summer release. The singer/actress has recorded four new songs for “Most Wanted,” three of which will appear on a standard release, while the fourth will be bonus inclusion on a deluxe package. Both versions of the disc will be released Aug. 16 by Hollywood Records.
At deadline, only first single “Wake Up” could be confirmed as one of the new “Most Wanted” tracks. The song, which will be supported with a music video to be directed by Marc Webb (the Used, My Chemical Romance), was co-written and co-produced by Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden and Goldfinger singer/guitarist John Feldmann.
Joel Madden, who is Duff’s current boyfriend, also had a hand in two of the other three new songs. Although the full track list for “Most Wanted” is not yet etched in stone, fans can expect such tracks as “So Yesterday,” “Why Not,” “Come Clean” and “Fly” to be included.
Duff began her recording career with the 2002 Buena Vista holiday set “Santa Claus Lane.” Her proper debut, 2003’s “Metamorphosis,” reached No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 3.7 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last year’s “Hilary Duff” bowed at No. 2 on the chart and has sold 1.5 million.
The live debut of “Wake Up” will take place Friday (June 17) during Duff’s summer concert series performance on NBC’s “Today” morning show. That and a same-day appearance on the syndicated show “Live With Regis & Kelly” coincide with the opening of her latest film, “The Perfect Man” (co-starring Heather Locklear and Chris Noth) in U.S. theaters.
Duff recently wrapped filming on “Material Girl” with older sister Haylie Duff. Before heading out on a summer concert tour, she’ll complete filming a reprise of her role in the sequel to 2003’s “Cheaper by the Dozen.”
Her Still Most Wanted tour is set to run from a July 12 show in Los Angeles through a Sept. 3 gig in Syracuse, N.Y., and break for a few weeks before closing Sept. 25 in Puyallup, Wash., three days before her 18th birthday.
In the midst of the run she’ll appear Aug. 15 on NBC’s “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” Aug. 17 on Fox broadcast of the annual Teen Choice Awards and make an Aug. 18 return to “Today.”
Here are Duff’s tour dates:
July 12: Los Angeles (Greek Theater)
July 13: Costa Mesa, Calif. (Orange County Fair)
July 16: Denver (Coors Amphitheater)
July 18: Mankato, Minn. (Midwest Wireless Civic Center)
July 19: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
July 20: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
July 22: Erie, Pa. (Erie Civic Center Complex)
July 24: Providence, R.I. (Dunkin’ Donuts Center)
July 25: Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Civic Center)
July 27: Richmond, Va. (Richmond Coliseum)
July 29: Roanoke, Va. (Roanoke Civic Center)
July 30: Winston-Salem, N.C. (The Joel Coliseum Complex)
July 31: North Charleston, S.C. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Aug. 2: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
Aug. 3: Kissimmee, Fla. (Silver Spurs Arena)
Aug. 4: Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
Aug. 7: Columbus, Ga. (Columbus Civic Center)
Aug. 11: Kansas City, Mo. (Kemper Arena)
Aug. 12: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Mid-America Center)
Aug. 16: Peoria, Ill. (Civic Center)
Aug. 19: Louisville, Ky. (Kentucky State Fair)
Aug. 20: Detroit (DTE Energy Center)
Aug. 21: Madison, Wis. (Alliant Energy Center)
Aug. 23: Cincinnati (US Bank Arena)
Aug. 24: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
Aug. 26: Charleston, W.Va. (Charleston Civic Center)
Aug. 27: Baltimore (Baltimore Arena)
Aug. 30: E. Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
Sept. 1: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
Sept. 2: Allentown, Pa. (Allentown Fair)
Sept. 3: Syracuse, N.Y. (New York State Fair)
Sept. 23: Kelseyville, Calif. (Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa)
Sept. 25: Puyallup, Wash. (Western Washington Fair)