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Jesse McCartney and Jordin Sparks To Co-Headline Summer Tour

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As the hottest young stars of summer 2008, Jesse McCartney and 19 Entertainment/Jive Records recording artist Jordin Sparks will share the stage in a co-headlining tour "Jesse & Jordin Live."

Both artists already share platinum-selling status and hit songs, with Jesse's "Leavin'" and Jordin's "Tattoo" and "No Air, " her duet with pop star Chris Brown. The North American tour will visit 16 major cities, kicking off in Sacramento, CA on August 5.

Jesse, now 21 years old, has transformed from the pop stardom of his teen years to solo success as a singer/songwriter on his newly released R&B-flavored album "Departure." He also co-penned Leona Lewis' hit "Bleeding Love," now a #1 single worldwide. Says Jesse, "Jordin has the most incredible voice. She's one of those pure talents you don't see a lot of in this business. I can't wait to get out there with her." Just before kicking off the tour, Jesse will be performing his hit song "Leavin'" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Previously a multiple winner of Teen Choice Awards, Jesse Is nominated this year for Choice Summer Song and Choice Artist, Male.

In 2007, Jordin became the youngest American Idol winner. The 18-year-old is enjoying unprecedented success with the debut of her self-titled album released last year, which is rapidly approaching platinum sales. Says Jordin, "I am really excited to be going out and sharing the stage with someone as talented as Jesse McCartney. He brings a soulful voice, heart of gold and his good looks to the stage every night and I cant wait to share it with him." She recently garnered recognition with an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist as well as a BET Award for her smash hit single "No Air" featuring Chris Brown. She also just received three teen Choice Awards Nominations including Choice Breakout Artist!

"Jesse & Jordin Live" will stop in Jordin's hometown of Glendale, Arizona, as well as Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto.

"Jesse & Jordin Live" Tour 2008 Dates:
Tue-Aug-05 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Community Center theater
Thu-Aug-07 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theater
Fri-Aug-08 Glendale, AZ Arena (theater Set-Up)
Sat-Aug-09 San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
Mon-Aug-11 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall
Wed-Aug-13 Denver, CO Ellie Calukins Opera House
Fri-Aug-15 Minneapolis, MN The State Theater
Sun-Aug-17 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music theater
Tue-Aug-19 New York, NY NOKIA theater - Times Square
Wed-Aug-20 Boston, MA TBD
Fri-Aug-22 Atlantic City, NJ The Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall
Sat-Aug-23 Sewell, NJ Commerce Bank Arts center
Sun-Aug-24 Pittsburgh, PA The Benedum Center for Performing Arts
Wed-Aug-27 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Fri-Aug-29 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Sat-Aug-30 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium

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