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'The Voice' finalists will tour this summer

by jmaloni
Wed, Jun 29th 2011 11:10 am

Tickets on sale now at LiveNation.com

As announced Tuesday on the top-rated new television show, "The Voice," the final eight contestants from the hit program will hit the road for Sprint presents "The Voice" Live On Tour. The Live Nation-promoted tour has confirmed six shows beginning July 27 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, with stops in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Boston and Wallingford. Tickets for Sprint presents "The Voice" Live On Tour are on sale now at www.LiveNation.com.

The surprise live event of the summer will kick off shortly after tonight's highly anticipated season one finale on NBC (9 p.m. ET). The tour will feature performances from the show's top contestants, including Team Christina's top two artists, finalist Beverly McClellan and runner up Frenchie Davis; Team Blake's top two, finalist Dia Frampton and runner up Xenia; Team Cee Lo's top two, runner up Nakia and finalist Vicci Martinez; and Team Adam's top two, runner up Casey Weston and finalist Javier Colon.

Sprint presents "The Voice" Live On Tour has also teamed with "I Love All Access" to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, meet-and-greets, exclusive gifts and more. For more information, visit www.iloveallaccess.com.

The top eight artists from "The Voice" are:

BeverlyMcClellan - A member of Christina's team, Beverly is a soulful rock singer with honest lyrics and a raw sound. Beverly plays more than 10 instruments and has already released five independent albums. Originally from Virginia, she's worked the clubs and bars around Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for nearly 20 years, always looking for that big break.

Vicci Martinez - A member of Cee Lo's team and only 26 years of age, this bluesy soul singer from Tacoma, Wash., has already opened for or shared the stage with notables such as Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, the Doobie Brothers, Etta James and Jonny Lang. She draws strong support from her family - and the memory of her late father.

Javier Colon - A member of Adam's team, this soulful pop singer's father worked at a radio station, immersing his son in music from an early age; by 13, Javier was writing his own songs. His young talent led to touring gigs and even a contract with Capitol Records, but his career never really took off. Now, the devoted husband and father of two is taking a final shot at pursing his musical dreams before leaving music behind to support his family.

Dia Frampton - A member of Blake's team, this 23-year-old singer-songwriter hails from St. George, Utah. Her career aspiration has been to be a voice-over actress, but her considerable singing talents may just steer her elsewhere. A life-long bookworm, Dia also writes novels and children's books.

Frenchie Davis - A member of Christina's team, this Washington, D.C., native found success on Broadway, where she starred in "Rent," for four years. She also had headlining roles in the touring shows of "DreamGirls" and "Ain't Misbehavin," which she received a Grammy nomination for the cast recording. Frenchie hopes to record an album of dance, classics, broadway and a few new original songs.

Nakia - A member of Cee Lo's team and based in Austin, Texas, 36-year-old Nakia draws strength from his extended family and inspiration from the memory of his father. Until he passed away in 2009, Nakia's dad encouraged him to follow his dreams. The bluesy singer knows he doesn't look like a typical pop performer, but that doesn't discourage him at all. He realizes that, on "The Voice," all that matters is how he sings.

Casey Weston - A member of Adam's team, this recent high school graduate from Naples, Fla., is passionate about two things: music and animals. The child of two professional volleyball players, Casey was being groomed for a career as an athlete. But at age 13, the urge to perform took over, and Casey's musical star has been on the rise ever since.

Xenia - A member of Blake's team, few of her high school classmates even knew Xenia could sing - until now. The young artist from Temecula, Calif., also plays the guitar, harmonica and piano by ear. The middle child in a family of five, Xenia draws strength and inspiration for her music from her family and from what she sees and hears in her daily life.

Sprint presents "The Voice" Live On Tour Dates:

  • July 27: Los Angeles, Gibson Amphitheatre
  • July 30: Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Aug. 2: Chicago, Rosemont Theatre
  • Aug. 4" Boston, Bank of America Pavilion
  • Aug. 5: Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
  • Aug. 6: New York City, Beacon Theatre

Additional ticket and tour information is available at www.LiveNation.com.

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