For all of the controversy that Miley Cyrus has generated in the past few months, it seems like her upcoming Bangerz Tour is destined to be a bust, right? That, at least, is the impression one might get from the media and disgusted-sounding Facebook and Twitter comments after the overtly sexual performance with Robin Thicke and the "Wrecking Ball" music video. Is Miley's brand of edgy too edgy for fans, or more likely, their ticket buying parents?
Apparently not, because those fans and/or their parents are snapping up tickets for the tour in a big way.
This weekend at TicketNetwork.com, Cyrus' shows were the second biggest ticket seller, beaten out only by Trans-Siberian Orchestra*. Digging deeper, the Bangerz Tour made up 15% of all concerts tickets sold at TN.com during the weekend. The top concert event, again TSO, made up 19%. On the other side, tickets for the next biggest concert performer after Cyrus, Cher, made up just 4%.
It's official: Miley Cyrus will launch her U.S. tour for "Bangerz" in February 2014. The "Wrecking Ball" singer gained significant popularity following her video music award performance earlier this year. Since then, she has performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village and will be one of the headlining acts at eight upcoming Jingle Ball shows.
The tour kicks off on Valentine's Day and hits cities like New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and Miami. It follows the release of her "Bangerz" album, which reached number 1 on the Billboard Top 200; it went on to become number 1 on iTunes in more than 70 countries.
The U.S. schedule for Cyrus' Bangerz tour is below. Click here for more information on tickets and upcoming tour dates.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup and festival dates were announced this week. Now in its third year, the festival will take place Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Ryan Seacrest hosts.
Since the two-day show features performances by some of the biggest acts in music, it's no surprise that Justin Timberlake is headlining the concert. Not only did he partner with iHeartRadio for his album release party, but he's already had an incredible year in terms of "The 20/20 Experience" sales. By the time the show rolls around in autumn, it'll be a great opportunity for him to promote his second album. Plus, his tour partner, Jay-Z, was even one of the headliners for the 2011 fest (a full lineup can be found below) — so maybe he'll make an appearance?
Even if Hov doesn't show up, there are plenty of other artists joining Timberlake at the show.
The 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup: