Some of your favorite YouTube musicians will make the leap from the computer screen to the stage when the second annual DigiTour begins in March in Los Angeles.
The 2012 headliners include DigiTour 2011 veterans Dave Days, DeStorm and Ricky Ficarelli, along with Alex Goot, Asher Monroe, Nice Peter and The Key Of Awesome.
Here are a few tidbits about some of the acts on this year’s lineup.
Days, described as the No. 1 rocker on YouTube and “sometimes even as Miley Cyrus’ boyfriend,” racked up more than 200,000 subscribers and more than 50 million views in his first year. The musician’s YouTube channel now has more than 1.5 million subscribers.
DeStorm, who has more than 1 million subscribers, shows off covers of well known tunes on his music channel in addition to coming up with original content based on his subscribers’ challengers and suggestions, and creating content for major brands like Pepsi, GE, Yahoo and Nintendo. He has a second YouTube channel, DeStormTV, where he blogs and shares behind the scenes videos and fitness tips.
Before pursuing a career as a solo artist, Monroe had already done theater tours with “Beauty and The Beast” and “The Sound of Music,” starred in the 2009 re-make of “Fame,” earned guest spots on “Parenthood” and “The Mentalist,” and fronted the pop/R&B vocal group V Factory. His video for the tune “Like I Do,” which was uploaded in November, has already earned more than 1.5 million views.
The Key Of Awesome, which is headed up by Mark Douglas, writes and performs original tunes and parodies spoofing celebrities, pop-culture and the latest Internet memes. The musical comedy show has more than 600 million hits on YouTube. Their version of Ke$ha’s Tik Tok was the second-most watched video of 2010.
The 2012 Digitour kicks off March 7 at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre. Dates are booked through an April 1 gig in Toronto at Opera House Concert Venue.
Stops on the tour include Las Vegas (March 9); Oakland, Calif. (March 10); Houston (March 15); Orlando, Fla. (March 18); Baltimore (March 22); New York (March 23); West Chester, Pa. (March 24); Cambridge, Mass. (March 25); and Ann Arbor, Mich. (March 30).
Tickets are on sale now. Several tour packages are available including a digital package of songs from select headliners, a poster, a T-shirt, a collectible laminate and a meet & greet.
For more information, click here for DigiTour’s website.