Those Disney and Nickelodeon stars sure know how to make careers for themselves! In the past, there was Hillary Duff, Amanda Bynes, Kenan and Kel, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lindsey Lohan, Shia Labeouf, The Jonas Brothers and obviously, Miley Cyrus. Those child entertainers went on to have some big time movie and singing careers that have launched them worldwide and incredibly successful futures.
The next rising star from that genre is Miranda Cosgrove. Ms. Cosgrove started her budding career at the age of three; acting in commercials. Her next big break was as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock; holding her own against Jack Black. After the success of that movie, Miranda was cast in the show Drake & Josh which became a near instantaneous hit. Soon after, she was cast as the lead in iCarly which is wildly popular. She earns a cool $180,000 per episode!
Miranda performed four songs, including the theme song “Leave it All to Me”, “Stay My Baby”, “About You Now”, and “Headphones On on a soundtrack album for iCarly which was released in June of 2008 and sang the theme song, “Leave it All to Me”. Two short years later, she released her debut album, Sparks Fly, on April 27th. She had help from The Matrix, Dr. Luke and Espionage.
Miranda Cosgrove officially announced her tour on December 3rd on her website, called The Dancing Crazy Tour. The tour will promote her debut album, Sparks Fly. The Dancing Crazy Tour has 20 North American dates in 2011 and will feature Greyson Chance as the opening act.
2011 Tour Dates!
January 24 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
January 25 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
January 26 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
January 28 Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
January 29 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
January 30 Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square Center – State Theatre
February 1 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
February 2 Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
February 4 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
February 5 Westbury, CT @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
February 7 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
February 9 Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore
February 10 Lowell, MA @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium
February 12 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmonth Theatre
February 13 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
February 15 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
February 16 Tampa, FL @ Tampa Theatre
February 17 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
February 19 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
February 20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
February 23 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
February 24 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Date