Long before tickets to Miley Cyrus’ “The Best of Both Worlds Tour” sold out in a flash and became one of the hottest commodities in entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures decided to capture her live performance in a specially designed, cutting edge Disney Digital 3-D™ concert film. Perhaps no one could have predicted the unprecedented pop-culture phenomenon her shows would become, with literally millions of anxious young fans clamoring to get a close-up glimpse of their idol. But it has been clear for some time that Miley Cyrus—and her rock star alter ego, Hannah Montana—was emerging as one of the most relatable, likable and, most of all, inspirational young female superstars of a new generation.
With upbeat songs that combine confidence, dreams and the exhilarating idea that kids can create their own futures, Miley has won the hearts of fans, in part, because even within her wildly fun fantasy life as Hannah Montana, she’s a very rea 15-year-old, whose persona and songs reflect a well-adjusted teen’s view of life.
Now, with HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT, Miley gets the chance to invite audiences to get to know her and her electrifying performance style even better—with a movie that provides the equivalent of a prized front-row seat as well as a backstage pass to the show that highlights her as both a musical superstar and an American teenager coming into her own.
“I’m really excited that fans will have a chance to get to know the person underneath the wig,” says Miley. “I love writing music, playing guitar, singing and dancing as much as I love acting.” Miley, the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus, first came to the fore less than two years ago when, after an extensive series of hard-fought auditions, she won the lead role in the “Hannah Montana” television show, which quickly earned some of the highest ratings ever for a Disney Channel Original Series. Now in its second smash season, the show features Miley as a Malibu teen who leads an ordinary teenage life dealing with high school, crushes and social concerns by day but transforms into the glamorous, powerful pop star Hannah Montana whenever she hits the stage.
The success of the “Hannah Montana” show is huge, but it is just the beginning of Miley’s phenomenal rise. Her rapid ascent continued with the “Hannah Montana” soundtrack, released on Walt Disney Records, which shot to number one on the Billboard Top 200 and then went double platinum in less than two months. Then, in the fall of 2006, Miley went out on her first concert tour. She quickly sold out her dates in all 22 cities, setting attendance records in huge stadiums. Along the way, her uplifting and sparkling persona sparked an entire multimedia world, spanning from video games to clothing lines.
All of these accomplishments led up to 2007’s “The Best of Both Worlds Tour,” which, as suggested by its title, is designed to bring audiences both the best of Hannah Montana while, at the same time, introducing them to the real Miley Cyrus. Miley incorporates her own distinct singing and songwriting style in an action-packed show conceived, produced, designed and choreographed by the Emmy® Award-winning creative mastermind Kenny Ortega, who is also responsible for the record-setting “High School Musical” and “High School Musical 2” phenomenons.
Joining Miley as her special guests on the tour are Jonas Brothers, the platinum selling music phenomenon headed by three teenaged brothers—Nick, Kevin and Joe. In August of 2007, the Jonas Brothers debuted at number five with their much anticipated album, “Jonas Brothers,” which takes their trademark catchy hooks and power guitars into more mature songwriting territory, with tunes that are soulful and danceable and lyrics that are emotionally rich yet always evoke the brothers’ positive vibe.
Jonas Brothers will embark on their own “Look You in the Eyes” headline tour Januar 31, in an exclusive multimillion-dollar deal with concert powerhouse Live Nation. Jonas Brothers recently had break-out performances on the American Music Awards and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve and will perform their new single “When You Look Me in the Eyes” on “Ellen” January 21.
AOL recently announced their top searches for 2007. Jonas Brothers ranked number four in the “Top Bands” category, topping such acclaimed bands as Linkin Park and U2.