A Bit of the New Voices Tour Background
Just in case you have been out of the loop on one of the biggest /latest movements to keep music alive, let me enlighten you. Back in June the music industry’s generation next, Vanessa & Angela Simmons along with Antonio Jr. & Aaron Reid, launched what could possibly be the most promising resolution to bring back music’s authenticity…The New Voices Tour!
While it would have been more than simple to sit back and enjoy the compliments of being heirs to their families’ empires, this tenacious group of moguls in the making decided that they wanted more than simply being known as the sons and daughters of greats. For the Simmons sisters, this will mark the third lone venture, having already tapped into reality TV (Daddy’s Little Girls…spinoff of Run’s House) as well as fashion (Their very own shoe/clothing/lifestyle brand “Pastry”…look out for their new line “Box Of Chocolates” coming soon). As for the Reid bro’s, it was only a matter of time before they walked down the path of their father’s footsteps. Together they have been on the move to continue their families’ legacy with the New Voices Tour, and by the looks of things…so far, so good.
The New Voices Tour Closes Up DC Auditions
The New Voices Tour’s first stop, the nation’s capitol, was a huge success…they came, they saw, they conquered. After choosing a top ten line-up of semi-finalist from the primary auditions in June, the tour returned to Washington, DC to pick a finalist. From July 16-18, the New Voices Tour owned the city. They demanded everyone’s attention with a kickoff party at one of DC’s hottest spots, Layla Lounge, to let the DMV know that they were in the building. The next day was led by a media brunch and press conference held at Indulj in Washington, DC. Attendees included some of the city’s movers & shakers, biggest blogs, major news publications, and even Jive recording artist, Raheem Devaughn stopped through. The official DC semi-finals show and after party at Zanzibar followed. The competition was close and the semi-finalist definitely brought their A-game! The DC finalist has yet to be announced but we are still on the edge of our seats to find out who it will be.
The New Voices Tour Takes on Cleveland
Meanwhile, the tour has moved on to their next location, Cleveland, this past weekend. Auditions were held at Scripts Night Club. Cleveland definitely showed out. The turnout was even bigger than the previous city which only tells us one thing…competition is heating up and shows no signs of simmering down anytime soon!
I hope San Diego is ready, because DC and Cleveland definitely brought some hard acts to follow! San Diego auditions are August 28th…don’t forget to register to audition NOW! www.newvoicestour.com