Christina Aguilera just announced her summer tour, a cross-country trek across North America. Kicking off in Connecticut on June 15th and wrapping up a month later in California, the tour hits major markets in support of her June release Bionic.Weve got the tour dates below, though it seems reasonable to suspect this is only the beginning.
These dates mark her first outing since the emergence of Lady Gaga. At the time of her last release, 2006s platinum Back to Basics, Aguilera arguably held the weird-pop-star crown, but two years of Kermit outfits and Kill Bill-esq videos have stripped her of the honor. Whether this tour marks an attempt to reclaim the throne or not, critics and fans alike will inevitably view it through the fuchsia-tinted lenses of a post-Gaga world.
The lasers, fog and dance moves in Aguileras recent Oprah performance seemed a downright traditional approach compared to you-know-who. And though many speculated that the deeply strange videos from mysterious YouTuber iamamiwhoami were Aguileras doing, the release of more conventional club bangers like Woohoo (ft. Nicki Minaj) has pretty much dispelled that theory. Christina may not try to out-strange Gaga after all.
Tour dates are below. Tickets go on sale on May 21th via Live Nation, though Citibank cardholders get a presale May 19.
Christina Aguilera 2010 Tour Dates:
07/15 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/18 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/20 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/22 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/24 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/25 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/31 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
08/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
08/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
08/07 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
08/08 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
08/10 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
08/12 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
08/15 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
08/18 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
08/19 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater