The Cheetah Girls Announce First-Ever Headlining Tour Dates; Hollywood Records Recording Act Aly & AJ Are Featured Special Guests

The Cheetah Girls first headlining tour starts December 6th in Newark, NJ.(Photo: Business Wire)

BURBANK, Calif.--()--Oct. 17, 2005--Walt Disney Records recording group The Cheetah Girls will embark on a 17-city tour this holiday season beginning December 6th in Newark, New Jersey. The tour comes in support of the girl's new holiday CD, The Cheetah Girls: Cheetah-licious Christmas. The CD features the multi-platinum girl group's amazing vocal harmonies and irresistible growl power vibe on 13 new and favorite Christmas classics. It's the long-awaited follow-up to their ratings-smashing debut Disney Channel Original Movie, The Cheetah Girls, and its multi-platinum soundtrack.

The Cheetah Girls - Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Sabrina Bryan - continue to rule the charts with their single release of "Cinderella" and their rendition of "I Won't Say (I'm in Love)" from Disney's Hercules for the top-selling Disneymania 3 CD and concert DVD. Both songs remain on Radio Disney's Top 30 Countdown. In addition to touring, the trio is scheduled to appear in Macy's Thanksgiving and ABC Walt Disney World Christmas parades. They're also enjoying the simultaneous release of their latest soundtrack contribution: a rump-shaking version of the Ray Charles classic "Shake a Tail Feather" recorded for the Walt Disney Pictures computer animated film Chicken Little. Next, The Cheetah Girls prepare for the film sequel The Cheetah Girls 2, slated to premiere next summer following the release of a new The Cheetah Girls studio album and North American concert tour.

Sisters Aly & AJ will take their brand of melodic rock on the road this winter with The Cheetah Girls. On their Hollywood Records debut CD, Into the Rush, the multi-talented duo prove they're close in spirit and in heart. Aly & AJ wrote all but two tracks on the album. (Their versions of "Do You Believe in Magic" and "Walking on Sunshine" were featured on the hit film Herbie: Fully Loaded). Since their album was released in August, Aly & AJ have sold over 250,000 units, and have had three # 1 singles on Radio Disney. The Disney Channel recently aired "Aly & AJ; In Concert" during their new season premiere week and will re-air the concert special October 21. The girls are also media darlings with features in Cosmo Girl, J-14, Twist, Sweet 16, a Tiger Beat cover, and critical acclaim from the highly respected Washington Post. What's more, Aly co-stars as Keely Teslow in the hit Disney Channel series, Phil of the Future, which allows her to sing and act, while AJ has had regular roles on CBS' The Guardian and the classic soap opera General Hospital.

Catch The Cheetah Girls and Aly & AJ in the following cities near you:

12/6      Newark, NJ               New Jersey Performing Arts Center
12/7      Syracuse, NY             Landmark Theatre
12/9      Albany, NY               Palace Theatre
12/10     Providence, RI           Providence Performing Arts Center
12/11     Reading, PA              Sovereign Performing Arts Center
12/13     Boston, MA               Orpheum Theater
12/14     Philadelphia, PA         Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
12/15     Wallingford, CT          Chevrolet Theatre
12/17     New York, NY             Nokia Theatre Times Square
12/18     Norfolk, VA              Prism Theatre at Scope Arena
12/19     Greensboro, NC           War Memorial Auditorium
12/20     Duluth, GA               Arena at Gwinnett Center
12/22     Houston, TX              Jesse H. Jones Hall Performing Arts
12/23     Grand Prairie, TX        Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
12/27     Universal City, CA       Gibson Amphitheatre
12/28     San Francisco, CA        Nob Hill Masonic Center

For additional tour information and updates, please go to www.thecheetahgirlsmusic.com and www.alyandaj.com.

Contacts

Walt Disney Records
Media Relations:
Maria Kleinman, 818-973-4375
maria.kleinman@disney.com
or
Holly Battaglia, 818-973-4108
holly.m.battaglia.-nd@disney.com

Contacts

Walt Disney Records
Media Relations:
Maria Kleinman, 818-973-4375
maria.kleinman@disney.com
or
Holly Battaglia, 818-973-4108
holly.m.battaglia.-nd@disney.com