Will Miley-mania extend into 2009?
We'll find out come June 13, when tickets go on sale for Miley Cyrus' 2009 North American tour, which opens Sept. 14 in Portland, Ore., and reaches Southern California for stops Sept. 22 at Staples Center in L.A. and Sept. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
The tour encompasses 45 dates in 43 cities, concluding Dec. 2 in Miami, and will feature Metro Station as her opening act at all performances.
Her previous tour set off a ticket feeding frenzy among her teen and preteen fans, with scalpers asking thousands of dollars for the best seats at various stops.
This time, tour promoter AEG Live is using a paperless ticket delivery system, where ticket buyers will be admitted to the shows by showing a government-issued photo ID and the credit card used to buy their tickets. It's similar to a system AC/DC used successfully to reduce scalping on its last tour.
-- Randy Lewis