In one fell swoop, Miley Cyrus has mended achy-breaky young hearts the nation over. Must run in the family.
The reigning tween queen has announced plans to extend her wildly successful split-personality Best of Both Worlds tour, adding 14 more dates to her three-month-plus itinerary.
The added performances keep the Hannah Montana star on the road through the end of January. The tour, originally set to wrap up Jan. 9 in Albany, New York, will now continue on for three more weeks before concluding Jan. 31 in Miami .
Along with the South Beach stop, Cyrus will be doing her twofer shtick in Detroit; Milwaukee; Chicago; St. Louis; Las Vegas; Glendale, Arizona; Austin; Lafayette, Louisiana; New Orleans; Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida.
Unlike her other soldout dates, which boast preteen pinups Jonas Brothers as the opening act, the newly added gigs will rely on fellow Disney Channel spawn Aly and A.J. to pump up the crowd.
The 15-year-old kicked off her Best of Both Worlds tour in St. Louis on Oct. 18 and has been wowing capacity crowds by singing as both her lovely Billy Ray Cyrus-sired self and as her Disneyfied alter ego, Hannah Montana.
The road show is in support of the mutliplatinum double album Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus, which, like the concert itself, is shaping up to be one of the biggest hits of the year.
Within minutes of the original batch of tour dates going on sale, tickets for all 55 venues sold out. Enterprising scalpers regularly fetched up to four and five times the face value for even nosebleed seats and at times much, much more: Last month, some Internet sellers were asking as much $2,000 for a $63 ticket.
Several state attorneys general launched probes to determine if such tickets were legally obtained by resellers.
And while some parents happily coughed up the cash to remain in their children's good graces, not all were as willing to play along with the exorbitant rates. A class-action lawsuit was filed last month against the Miley Cyrus Fan Club on the grounds that a paid membership to the club did not, as seemingly promised, guarantee first or in fact any dibs on ticket purchasing.
In any event, fans (and fan parents) had better get their credit cards ready. Tickets for the 14 added dates will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.