Pint-sized pop-princess, Ariana Grande, may have taken a tumble off her stiletto heeled platform boots whilst performing "Bang Bang" in Toronto, Canada last month, but all the signs are that Grande's pop career is really taking off. Grande's star is rising quicker than the elevator she got trapped in a few weeks ago.
Just two years ago, Ariana Grande was better known for her role as Cat Valentine in Victorious, a show on kids TV channel Nickelodeon. Since then, Grande has had two albums and a string of hit singles under her belt, and the 21-year-old singer has supported Justin Bieber on tour, been nominated for two Grammy awards and won a string of music industry awards.
In a review of one of Ariana Grande's recent shows AZ Central even compared Grande to Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera.
"Grande showed time and again in the course of her hit-filled performance on Monday night in Phoenix, her voice is a powerful instrument, perfectly comfortable making its way through a stratosphere previously occupied by the likes of Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. "According to Sound Spike Ariana Grande's "Honeymoon" tour is her first arena-sized headline venture and the tour started with modest ambitions. Ariana was scheduled to play just 26 dates across a seven week period, but demand for tickets has exceeded expectations after Grande's collaborative hit "Bang Bang" became a pop radio staple and a regular fixture across the numerous industry award shows in the early part of 2015.As a result of Ariana's growth in popularity, her tour has already doubled in size to 52 shows beginning in Tampa, Florida on July 16 and running through to El Paso, Texas on October 15. Anti-Music reports that Prince Royce will tour as Ariana Grande's special guest.
Grande continues to tour in support of her latest album My Everything, which has spawned five top 20 singles, including the collaborative hit "Bang Bang" with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J. The extension of the tour means that Grande fans will get another chance to catch the show as she revisits some cities and adds a host of new ones.
Fans who want to see Ariana Grande live are advised to act quickly as pre-sales sold out in under 30 minutes and some venues only have VIP access tickets, costing between $300 and $700 remaining. Tickets for Ariana's shows are already showing up on eBay priced at many times face value, up to $500 in some cases.
[Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]