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Drake Bell To Headline Summer's Hottest Tour, 'Nextfest,' Beginning July 11

June 18th, 2007 2:30pm EDT
Drake BellCheck out Drake Bell on tour this summer supporting his most recent release, It's Only Time, in stores now.

Headlined by superstars Aly & AJ, Corbin Bleu and Drake Bell, and joined by newcomer Bianca Ryan, Nextfest kicks off on July 11 at Phoenix, Arizona's Dodge theater and runs through September 1, hitting 29 cities in all.

Drake Bell, who just won the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor for the second year in a row, also began his career as a child actor, emerging on the music scene in 2005 with the independent release of his debut album, Telegraph. Gaining recognition and enormous popularity for his starring role in the hit Nickelodeon show Drake and Josh, Bell penned and recorded the show's catchy theme song, "Found A Way," with musical partner Michael Corcoran. In December 2006, Bell released his second album It's Only Time on Universal Motown Records. He has just returned from visiting radio stations across the country promoting his record, drawing large crowds in every city. In the midst of promoting his album, Bell filmed the Lions Gate/Element Films movie titled College, in which he stars.

Drake Bell Summer Tour Dates (italicized dates are not part of the Nextfest tour):
Sat Jul 07 Muskegon, MI Heritage Park
Wed Jul 11 Phoenix, AZ Dodge theater
Thu Jul 12 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri Jul 13 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord
Sat Jul 14 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Sun Jul 15 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air theater
Wed Jul 18 TBA
Thu Jul 19 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheater
Sun Jul 22 Monticello, IA Great Jones County Fair
Tue Jul 24 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Thu Jul 26 Austin, TX The Backyard
Fri Jul 27 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat Jul 28 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music center
Sun Jul 29 Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Tue Jul 31 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Thu Aug 02 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri Aug 03 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
Sat Aug 04 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sun Aug 05 Washington, DC Patriot Center
Mon Aug 06 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte
Wed Aug 08 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair
Thu Aug 09 Columbus, OH Ohio's State Fair
Fri Aug 10 Jackson, MI Jackson County Fair
Sat Aug 11 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair
Sun Aug 12 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair
Tue Aug 14 Sedalia, MO Missouri State Fair
Wed Aug 15 Midland, MI Midland County Fair
Thu Aug 16 Hamburg, NY Erie County Fair & Expo
Fri Aug 17 Lewisburg, WV State Fair of West Virginia

Sat Aug 18 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
Sun Aug 19 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheater
Tue Aug 21 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center
Wed Aug 22 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Fri Aug 24 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sat Aug 25 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
Sun Aug 26 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium and Star Pavilion
Mon Aug 27 Essex Junction, VT Camplain Valley Exposition
Wed Aug 29 Cleveland, OH The Plain Dealer Pavilion
Thu Aug 30 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music theater
Fri Aug 31 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
Sat Sep 01 TBA
Sun Sep 09 Allegan, MI Allegan County Fairgrounds

Listen:
"It's Only Time": Quicktime | Real | Windows

"Found A Way" (Acoustic Version): Real | Windows

-Drake Bell Pictures

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