The Voice to go live with summer tour

, Staff

Having just completed the show’s first season, the stars of the hit NBC music television competition “The Voice” are heading out on tour this summer. The show’s top eight contestants will perform live at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on Thursday, August 4. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $24.50 to $44.50, are now on sale via Live Nation.

The tour will be led by The Voice’s newly crowned champion Javier Colon and runner-up Dia Frampton. It will also feature finalists Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez, along with semifinalists Frenchie Davis, Xenia, Nakia and Casey Weston.

Modeled after Holland’s top-rated vocal talent discovery show, “The Voice of Holland”, “The Voice” debuted on NBC earlier this year. The show featured several unique aspects including mentors – Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, – rather than judges. The Voice’s format featured three stages of competition: the first began with the show’s signature blind audition, followed by a battle phase, and finally, the live performance. However, unlike many other competitions, singers with previous careers and record deals were allowed to participate. Colon was once signed to Capitol Records and Frampton was a member of the group Meg & Dia on Warner Bros. Records, while Davis starred on Broadway in Rent.

The Voice’s six-date tour, which also stops at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut on August 5, hopes to mirror the success of its competitor, FOX’s American Idol and its companion tour.

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