Lovato Announces to Tour North American Once Again This Fall

Demi Lovato is ready to hit the road again…

The 21-year-old singer/actress and former The X Factor judge, who recently wrapped her Neon Lights North American tour earlier this spring, has revealed plans to tour the continent once again.

Demi Lovato

Lovato’s North American trek — part of a world tour — begins September 6 in Baltimore, and continues through late October.

In her previous tour, the “Made in the U.S.A.” singer was joined by Little Mix and Fifth Harmony. This time around, Christina Perri and MKTO will serve as support on the new dates.

Tickets for the 25-date tour, which is produced and promoted by Live Nation, go on pre-sale to Citi cardmembers on June 3.

Lovato has been celebrating the one-year anniversary of her Demi album with her #DEMIVERSARY social media campaign; the album returns to No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart this week thanks to discount pricing, as it was recently listed at $4.99 at digital retailers like iTunes and Amazon MP3.

The singer recently released “Really Don’t Care,” featuring Cher Lloyd, as the latest single from the album.

Here’s a look at Lovato’s upcoming North American tour dates:

Sept. 6: Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena†)
Sept. 7: Albany, NY (Times Union Center†)
Sept. 9: Pittsburgh, PA (Petersen Events Center†)
Sept. 12: Raleigh, NC (PNC Arena*)
Sept. 14: Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena†)
Sept. 15: Orlando, FL (Amway Center†)
Sept. 17: New Orleans, LA (Lakefront Arena*)
Sept. 19: San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center*)
Sept. 21: Tulsa, OK (BOK Center*)
Sept. 23: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center†)
Sept. 25: Denver, CO (Pepsi Center†)
Sept. 28: San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena†)
Oct. 2: Seattle, WA (Comcast Arena†)
Oct. 4: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place†)
Oct. 5: Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome†)
Oct. 7: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Center†)
Oct. 11: Moline, IL (iWireless Center†)
Oct. 14: Chicago, IL (United Center†)
Oct. 15: Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center†)
Oct. 17: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena†)
Oct. 19: Montreal, QC (Bell Centre†**)
Oct. 20: Hamilton, ON (FirstOntario Centre†)
Oct. 22: Manchester, NH (Verizon Wireless Arena†)
Oct. 24: Hershey, PA (GIANT Center†)
Oct. 25: Newark, NJ (Prudential Center†)

† – Date with Christina Perri and MKTO

* – Date with MKTO only

Garcia Channels Joan Jett on “The X Factor”

The X Factor finalist Jennel Garcia loves rocknroll… And, she’s not afraid to sing about it…

The 18-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer, who named Pat Benatar as one of her idols during her impressive initial audition for Fox’s reality singing competition, performed another female rock superstar’s music during Wednesday’s episode.

Jennel Garcia

Singing live for America’s votes for the very first time this season, Garcia – dressed in an all-black outfit, including glittered pants and a leather jacket, and yellow Dr. Martens – performed Joan Jett & The Blackheart’s “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” as part of the show’s “songs from the movies” theme.

Garcia’s performance received a mixed response from the judges. L.A. Reid said it was “good,” but said it lacked originality, while Simon Cowell said it was a “parody.”

“I think you’ve got to challenge yourself on these songs, because it was a pretty much a straight cover,” said Cowell. “And you’re better than this.”

But Garcia’s mentor, Demi Lovato, had a rebuttal ready.

“Look around in this audience, all of the girls are going crazy,” said Lovato. “And I guarantee that they would buy a ticket to her concert.”

Meanwhile, the other two Latinas in the competition, Camila Cabello and Ally Brooke, showed great improvement over last week’s performance.

Now called FifthHarmony, Cabello and Ally’s all-girl group performed Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” to rave reviews from the judges.

“I have to tell you that I was impressed with your singing,” declared Reid. “I think you guys nailed it; I think you figured out exactly how to start the song and who should finish the song.”

Britney Spears concurred.

“This week from last week it’s night and day,” said Spears. “You guys just shined the whole way, you really did. I was really impressed.”

FifthHarmony’s mentor Cowell, too, was impressed.

“The transformation week on week has been enormous; I think there’ something incredibly exciting about your potential,” said Cowell. “I really genuinely can feel something special. I thought the vocals were stunning, the performance was fantastic. I could not be more proud of you.”

Pitbull Added to Today’s Summer Concert Series Lineup

Prepare to dance! Pitbull is bringing his hip-shaking music to  morning television next month…

The 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar will be taking part in the Today show’s 17th annual Summer Concert Series, the NBC morning show’s weekly morning live concerts. Pitbull is scheduled to take the outdoor Today stage on Friday, May 25.

In addition to Mr. Worldwide, this summer’s concert series will include appearances by Justin Bieber, Usher, Chris Brown, Hot Chelle Rae, Maroon 5 and Train.

Fans can catch the concerts for free on a first-come, first-serve basis outside Today‘s window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing, according to MSNBC.

And this year, Today is partnering with Pandora to extend the life of the concert series beyond the Plaza and into the web. Pandora will create three Today Summer Concert Series stations: NBC Today Rock, NBC Today Country and NBC Today Pop, featuring each of the artists appearing in the series throughout the summer.

Here’s the full line-up so far:

May 18: Usher

May 25: Pitbull

May 31: American Idol winner and runner-up (special Thursday performance)
June 1: The Band Perry
June 8: Chris Brown
June 15: Justin Bieber
June 22: Kenny Chesney
June 29: Maroon 5
6: Flo Rida
July 13: Zac Brown Band
July 20: Hot Chelle Rae
24: Train
August 31: Jason Mraz with special guest Christina Perri  

More acts and guest appearances are expected to be announced throughout the season.