Web diva Rebecca Black’s Water Tower Place date just a rumor
Posted by marccooo on March 26, 2011
By Marco Grittani
Over the past few weeks, speculation regarding a potential United States tour from the Friday Internet star has been circulating the web.
Despite images of an online poster listing numerous cities in the United States, including Chicago, Water Tower Place mall insists that Black is not scheduled to make an appearance April 29.
The Anaheim, Calif. native was signed to Ark Music Factory, a company based in Hollywood that offers young singers the opportunity to gain critical attention by creating and recording a song for them in return of a fee. After recording the song, the company produced a music video for Black, 13, which was in turn posted to the popular video website, YouTube.
A few weeks after the music video was featured on the Comedy Central show Tosh.0, the video quickly garnered attention. The video reached 20 million views in under a week and is continuing to receive thousands of views daily. Now with more than 30 million views, Rebecca Black’s single Friday is #27 on iTunes’ best-selling singles list.
With all of this recent media attention, rumors are bound to circulate, one of them being her tour. The phony poster was featured on numerous blogs around the web, and eventually went viral. The poster included an April stop at Water Tower Place in Chicago.
Water Tower Place release an emphatic statement earlier this week that Black was not making an appearance at the mall.
Loyola sophomore Luis Federico, Psychology major, 20, from Bourbonnais, Ill. gives personal insight regarding Black and her made-up tour.
“Even if she were to have a tour around the country, the turn out would probably be really bad,” Federico said. “New, exciting things pop up on the Internet everyday and I think her fame already reached its peak.”
Here’s a link to the poster: Rebecca Black Tour
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