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X marks the spot: Demi Lovato plans Houston stop on Neon Lights Tour

X marks the spot: Demi Lovato plans Houston stop on Neon Lights Tour

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato will perform at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie on February 17, 2014. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com

In the realm of recent music stars to come out of Dallas-Fort Worth, Kelly Clarkson tends to get the headlines. But Demi Lovato is arguably just as big a star.

The singer, actress, reality show judge​ and Dallas native will attempt to show why when she makes two Texas stops on her upcoming The Neon Lights Tour. She will perform at the Toyota Center on Feb 19, 2014, two nights after a stop at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.

It will be part of a 27-city tour across North America, starting in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Feb. 9, and ending in Indianapolis on March 30. Lovato is touring in support of her fourth album, Demi, which came out in May 2013. Opening act duties will be split by Little Mix, who will perform at Verizon Theatre, and Cher Lloyd.

Additionally, Lovato is using her other job as judge on The X Factor to her advantage by bringing former X Factor finalists Fifth Harmony on tour as a second opening act at every stop. Lovato returned for her second season on the reality singing competition — the show's third overall in the U.S. — earlier in September.

Lovato, of course, has been in the public eye for quite a while, first with her stint on several Disney Channel productions and later with her music career. After an extended break from acting, she'll participate in a little Fox synergy by appearing in at least two episodes of Glee this season.

Tickets for all dates on The Neon Lights Tour go on sale to the general public Saturday, Oct. 5, although Citi cardmembers will have access to a pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, through Citi's Private Pass Program. Tickets for the Toyota Center show will also be available at houstontoyotacenter.com, most area Randall's stores, and by phone at 1-888-4-HOUTIX.

Lovato was in Houston earlier this year for an at RodeoHouston on a double bill with teen heartthrob Austin Mahone.

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