Iyaz, this year’s breakthrough pop sensation who lit up the singles chart with his multi-week No. 1 debut Replay, is a special guest on select dates for this summers hottest tour: 2010 Justin Bieber Tour with support Sean Kingston. The tour winds up on September 5th with an appearance at the Maryland State Fair. Please see below for all tour dates.
Iyaz has already seen his star ascend with the blockbuster success of Replay, which soared to No. 1 on Billboards Hot 100 and No. 3 on the iTunes Top Songs chart. The prequel and regular versions of the Replay video, directed by Bobby Wan, have racked up 60 million views on Iyazs Official YouTube Channel. His videos, including the clip for his chart-topping second single, Solo, have streamed more than 75 million times on his YouTube channel. Iyazs third single, So Big, has just been released to radio and is poised to repeat its predecessors success. He is also one of four artists handpicked by MySpace Music for their Introducing. program.
A native of the British Virgin Islands, Iyaz is at the forefront of the Island Pop sound, a brilliant fusion of rap, reggae, pop, and island vibes that has been popularized by fellow Beluga Heights recording artist Sean Kingston. Kingston discovered Iyaz through his MySpace Page in 2008 and introduced him to Beluga Heights founder, multi-platinum songwriter and producer J.R. Rotem, who saw immediate potential in the 23-year-old’s vocal and songwriting talent. Rotem signed Iyaz to Beluga Heights, which is now partnered with Reprise Records. Time Is Money/Beluga Heights/Reprise will release Iyazs debut album, Replay, this summer.
Iyaz’s songwriting style is timeless and universal, says Rotem, who has worked with Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Leona Lewis, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, and many others. Hes a storyteller who paints visual scenarios that tug at the listeners heart-strings.
Iyaz is also featured on Pyramid, the new single from Filipina pop star Charice, which premiered on Oprah.com in April. The track climbed to No. 7 on Billboards Dance/Club chart, while the video has earned more than six million views on YouTube. Iyaz performed Pyramid with Charice on Oprah in May.
Iyazs upcoming tour dates are as follows:
* July 8th Broomfield, CO @ 1stBANK Center
* July 13th Everett, WA @ Comcast Arena at Everett
* July 14th Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
* July 17th Oakland, CA
* July 18th Reno, NV
* July 20th Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre LA Live
* July 21st Paso Robles, CA @ California Mid-State Fair
* July 28th Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
* July 29th N Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
* July 31st Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
* August 1st Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
* August 8th Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
* August 9th Duluth, GA @ Arena at Gwinnett Center
* August 11th Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
* August 12th Indianapolis, IN @ Conesco Fieldhouse
* August 14th Columbus, OH @ Schottstein Center
* August 15th Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
* August 25th Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
* August 27th Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center
* August 28th Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
* August 29th Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fair
* August 31st New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
* September 1st Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
* September 3rd Essex Junction, VT @ Coca Cola Grandstand
* September 4th Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair
* September 5thTimonium, MD @ Maryland State Fair
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