Nickelodeon pop star JoJo Siwa performs at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 31
From a press release:
Nickelodeon star and tween YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa is adding 17 dates to her first North American tour: “Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour.”
Presented by Party City and produced by Nickelodeon and AEG Presents, the 70-city tour will kick off in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, May 17 and stop in New York, New Orleans, San Antonio, Memphis, Indianapolis, and Louisville. It comes to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.
On Friday, April 12, Nickelodeon will release Siwa’s second EP, “Celebrate,” on all digital service providers, featuring four new songs: “It’s Time to Celebrate,” “#1U,” “Worldwide Party,” and “Bop!” Her next music video for “It’s Time To Celebrate” will premiere worldwide on Nickelodeon on Saturday, April 13. The music video for “Bop!” was released on Siwa’s YouTube channel last month and has garnered over 4.4 million views to date.
Tickets for the Wilkes-Barre show, which start at $36, go on sale next Friday, April 12 at noon at the arena’s NBT Bank Box Office (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, jojodreamtour.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.
Fans who subscribe to Siwa’s Siwanatorz e-mail club will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.
15-year-old Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author, and star on Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties.” On social media, she has over 9.4 million subscribers, with over 2.1 billion views on YouTube, over 8.1 million followers on Instagram, over 425,000 Twitter followers, over 17.4 million followers on TikTok, and over 534,000 likes on Facebook. She also connects with her young fans through her Siwanator club, which stands against negativity and bullying; through her global reach of consumer products, including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods, and party supplies; and with her hugely popular singles, “Boomerang” (which has been viewed over 682 million times and is RIAA certified platinum) “Kid in a Candy Store,” “Hold the Drama,” and “High Top Shoes.”
Siwa will also take the stage at this year’s Nickelodeon SlimeFest, a two-day family-friendly music festival held in Chicago, Illinois at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on June 8 and 9, along with Pitbull, Bebe Rexha, and T-Pain. She helped kick off Nickelodeon’s inaugural U.S. SlimeFest last year, where she performed in front of over 24,000 fans.
Siwa recently won her third Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Social Music Star. Her previous Choice Awards include Favorite Viral Music Artist in 2017 and Favorite Musical YouTube Creator in 2018. She also performed at Kids’ Choice Mexico 2018.
In November, she released her first EP, “D.R.E.A.M. The Music,” with four new songs: “D.R.E.A.M,” “My Story,” “Everyday Popstars,” and “Only Getting Better.” The music video for “D.R.E.A.M.” was released on Siwa’s YouTube channel and to date has garnered over 40 million views. Just last month, she dropped her latest single, “Bop.” The accompanying music video has already accumulated over 4.4 million views on her YouTube channel.
In 2016, Nickelodeon and Siwa entered an exclusive licensing partnership to develop a line of consumer products inspired by her. Categories span toys, apparel, accessories, consumer electronics, Halloween costumes, and more. To date, over 50 million JoJo bows have been sold. Siwa’s consumer products are available internationally, including the U.K., Canada, Australia, and Mexico.
In 2018, Siwa launched her first animated shorts series, “The JoJo & BowBow Show Show,” starring Siwa and her furry best friend BowBow. She also works alongside Nick Cannon in Nickelodeon’s hit competition series “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” and has appeared on various Nickelodeon live action series, including “School of Rock” and “The Thundermans.” She performed a medley of hits at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, including her triple-platinum smash “Boomerang.” She also won two blimps for Favorite Viral Music Artist in 2017 and Musical YouTube Creator in 2018. This summer, she performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico.
Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the No. 1 entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing, and feature films.