Posted by Dave
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3/14/2007 7:23:47 AM
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Blue Star Entertainment International/Atlantic recording group Pretty Ricky has announced details of their upcoming U.S. concert tour. The BET Presents "Late Night Special Tour" will see the Florida-based foursome performing tracks from their #1 album, "LATE NIGHT SPECIAL."
The cross-country tour is slated to take off on March 23rd with a home state show in Clearwater, Florida at Ruth Eckerd Hall (see attached itinerary). The roadshow will then criss-cross America through a May 12th finale at the Reliant Arena in Houston. The BET Presents "Late Night Special Tour" dates have a unique twist. Every concertgoer who brings a Pretty Ricky CD to the show will have the opportunity to have it autographed after the show, when the group will stay until each and every CD has been signed.
Several dates on the tour were routed with the help of the latest live performance phenomenon, Eventful Demand, an online service which allows fans to determine a tour's stops by creating grass-roots campaigns to "Demand" that their favorite performers come to their town. Fans were able to demand Pretty Ricky by visiting the group's MySpace (www.myspace.com/prettyricky) and Eventful (www.eventful.com/prettyricky) pages. The top-demanded cities so far have been Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, and Chicago.
Pretty Ricky will celebrate the "Late Night Special Tour" with an exciting contest in each market on the schedule. The "Get On The Hotline With Pretty Ricky" sweepstakes will see local radio stations awarding one winner and three friends the greatest fan experience ever. After receiving a personal phone call from Pretty Ricky themselves, prizewinners will take a limo to the venue for an exclusive soundcheck party with the group. As if all that weren't enough, the lucky fan will receive exclusive VIP seating on a special on-stage couch for themselves and their guests.
What's more, the "Push It For Pretty Ricky" contest is currently underway at www.youtube.com/group/prettyrickycontest. Fans are invited to create their own dance moves to Pretty Ricky's new single, "Push It Baby," with winners receiving a personal phone call from Pretty Ricky, a Sony MiniDV Camcorder, and a prop from the recent "Push It Baby" video shoot. Contest details, info, and entry forms can be found at http://feature.atlrec.com/contests/prettyricky/youtube.
Released January 23rd, "LATE NIGHT SPECIAL" made an explosive chart debut in the #1 spot on both the Billboard 200 and "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" charts. "On The Hotline," the first single/video from "LATE NIGHT SPECIAL," is currently a top 15 crossover hit on Billboard's "Hot 100." The track is standing tall at #2 with-a-bullet at Urban radio outlets, as well coming in at #4 with-a-bullet on the Rhythmic airplay charts. In addition, the album's second single, "Push It Baby," will impact at multi-format outlets nationwide March 12.
The "On The Hotline" companion video is also proving an across-the-board smash, spending several days at #1 on BET's hugely popular 106 & Park. Now in "Heavy" rotation, the clip stands as a top 3 countdown favorite.
Pretty Ricky has also been highly visible on MTV, including a recent visit to MTV's Total Request Live, where the "On The Hotline" video quickly entered the countdown's top 10. The clip is in play throughout the MTV network, including "Blazin'" rotation at MTV Jams, "Power" rotation at MTV Hits, and "Sucker Free Latino" rotation at MTV Tr3s.
In other news, Pretty Ricky recently made its late night television debut, performing "On The Hotline" and "Push It" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.
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