Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour Charges Up Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena Tonight [Video]
Demi Lovato has been on the road with her Neon Lights Tour since Feb. 9 in Vancouver, and brings her show to Grand Rapids tonight.
The performance is at 7 p.m. EST, with tickets still available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place convention center box offices; Ticketmaster outlets and online; or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
The platinum-selling music artist and “X Factor” judge just released her fifth studio album, “Demi,” featuring the single “Neon Lights.” “Demi” also includes the double platinum-certified single, “Heart Attack.”
Lovato’s collaborator on the bulk of “Demi,” Suspex producer Jason Evigan, told MTV Newslast year that the album was a natural fit.
“I think she’s matured into a woman,” Evigan said of Lovato, a New Mexico native who turned 21 years old last August and lost her estranged father last June.
“I think this album, even though she’s a young lady, her music this album is going to take her to like a Kelly Clarkson now. She’s gonna be like a Pink after this album. All the songs are credible. There’s no cheese! It’s all real classic songs.”
In addition, Lovato and Tony Award winner Idina Menzel both performed versions of the Oscar-nominated song “Let It Go” from the popular Disney animated film “Frozen,” with Lovato’s as a pop single and Menzel’s version featured in the movie.
Lovato has risen above her much-publicized personal struggles, having been candid about her life-long issues with addition and eating disorders and revealed she was suicidal as a 7-year-old, “>PopCrush reported. besides singing, she also acts, having guest-starred last fall on Fox’s “Glee” and starred in The Disney Channel’s 2008 movie “Camp Rock” along with having also been on PBS’ “Barney & Friends” with, among others, Selena Gomez.
She detailed some of her inspirations in her first book, “Staying Strong,” which was released last November by Macmillan Publishers. Her two-book contract also calls for a memoir, according to PopCrush.
“I am a firm believer in starting off the day right with an inspirational quote and sort of a morning meditation,” Lovato said in a Keek video about the book.
Cher Lloyd Joins Tour
Lloyd, a multi-platinum performer, joined Lovato on the tour starting Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.
The tour has since hit St. Louis and was in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday night.
Lloyd’s single, “Sirens,” made its debut March 14, released on satellite radio. That followed last year’s hit “I Wish,” featuring T.I.
“Sirens” is on her new album, “Sorry I’m Late,” which is being released May 27 by Epic Records with pre-orders under way.
Besides Lloyd, the 27-date Neon Lights Tour also includes Fifth Harmony, with Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui; and Little Mix, with Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall.
Earlier this year, Little Mix entered the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 4 with its debut album, “DNA.” The group’s second album, “Salute,” was released last month and includes the dance anthem “Move,” the empowering “Little Me” and the poignant “These Four Walls.” Its gold-certified debut single “Wings” was featured on “Glee,” “American Idol” and “Dancing With the Stars.”
Fifth Harmony is a bilingual quintet that started as individual performers on “The X Factor” in 2012, with “Me & My Girls” and “Miss Movin’ On” their top hits.
The tour made a stop in Auburn Hills on March 13, and runs through March 30 in Indianapolis.
Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour With Little Mix, Fifth Harmony and Cher Lloyd
Today — Grand Rapids, Van Andel Arena
March 26 — Toronto, Air Canada Centre
March 27 — Cleveland, Quickens Loan Arena
March 29 — Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
March 30 — Indianapolis, Bankers Life Fieldhouse