X Factor 5th place finisher, Rachel Crow will release an EP on June 26 to all digital providers, ahead of opening for Big Time Rush on their North American tour.
Rachel co-wrote one of the song, “Mean Girls” with Toby Gad. Rachel is recently signed an overall talent deal with Nickelodeon and has a recurring role on Fred: The Show. Read the press release below.
NEW YORK, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records and Syco Music are pleased to announce the release of Rachel Crow’s self-titled EP on June 26 via all digital service providers. A fan favorite and darling among The X Factor judges, fourteen-year old Rachel moved Simon Cowell to predict that audiences would be “hearing a lot more about her.” This five-foot wonder is ready to make good on that promise.
The songs on the EP were produced by top music hit makers including Toby Gad (Beyonce, Fergie), Matt Squire (One Direction, 3OH!3) and Jonas Jeberg (The Wanted, Pussycat Dolls). The release features the powerful song, “Mean Girls,” which Rachel co-wrote along with producer Toby Gad. Written after just three days in the studio, the lyrics of “Mean Girls” speak to rising above social pressures and celebrating individuality. Crow says of the song, “I really want [“Mean Girls“] to not only inspire kids who have been bullied, but I also hope to inspire the kids that do the bullying to stop that behavior.” (See full track listing below.)
Rachel Crow will be hitting the road with Big Time Rush on their “Big Time Summer Tour,” debuting songs from her EP. The tour will begin July 5th in Columbus, OH (see below for full dates). A special edition of the EP will be available for purchase on tour.
As previously announced, Rachel Crow has entered into an overall talent deal with Nickelodeon. Crow can be seen in a recurring role on Nickelodeon’s new comedy series FRED: THE SHOW. She will also make a special appearance on a brand new episode of Big Time Rush on July 2 and will participate in the premiere of Nick’s new game show Figure It Out on June 11.
Rachel Crow sang her first song (Faith Hill’s “Breathe“) at 18 months-old and first performed in public at the age of six as part of her school’s talent show. Her parents brought her to Los Angeles in 2010 to support her dream of being a performer and she auditioned at age 13 for The X Factor in early 2011. After being chosen as a contestant out of over 100,000 people, she wowed audiences with her powerful voice and bubbly personality. Crow was a top finalist in the competition.
The full track-listing of Rachel Crow is as follows:
- Mean Girls
- Rock With You ft. Mann
- My Kind of Wonderful
- What A Song Can Do
July 5 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
July 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater Summerfest
July 7 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St Louis
July 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 10 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 11 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre formerly VWMC
July 14 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 15 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
July 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket Pavilion)
July 19 – Irvine, CA – Irvine Meadows / Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 20 – Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
July 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Resort
July 22 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 25 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 27 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 29 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 31 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 1 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Aug 3 – Louisville, KY – KFC YUM! CENTER
Aug 4 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Aug 7 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug 9 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 11 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Pavilion
Aug 12 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Aug 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center
Aug 16 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair
Aug 17 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach
Aug 18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 19 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live