Good news for Hannah Montana fans!  Due to its popular demand, Walt Disney Records has extended the Best of Worlds Tour, the North American concert featuring singer-actress Miley Cyrus as she performs both as a solo artist and in character as Hannah Montana.  Created and directed by High School Musical director Kenny Ortega, the tour has become one of the most top-selling concert tickets of the year.

This concert series follows the June 2007 release of Cyrus’ double album “Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, which began on October 18 in St. Louis, Missouri and was expected to end on January 9, 2008 in Albany, New York.  Originally a 54-date gig, an additional 14 concerts has now been added to the Best of Worlds Tour, starting on January 11 in Detroit, Michigan and ending on January 31 in Miami, Florida.

Though the show still aims to give $1 of each ticket sale to benefit the City of Hope Foundation, which helps in fighting against cancer, some changes have been made regarding its participants.  Unlike the original 54-date tour which features The Jonas Brothers as the opening act that accompanies Cyrus, the extended tour will feature opening acts by Aly & AJ, teen pop duo consisting of sisters Alyson Renae “Aly” Michalka and Amanda Joy “AJ” Michalka.

Also joining the Hannah Montana star is another special guest, whose identity will be revealed later for the final six dates, from January 25 to 31.

The decision to extend the concert series will certainly give more fans the opportunity to catch Cyrus.  Ticket sales earlier this fall were so brisk that many fans had difficulty in purchasing them, while others had to resort to overpriced tickets offered by scalpers.  Tickets for the new gigs go on sale beginning this Saturday.

Meanwhile, here’s the schedule of the extended Best of Worlds Tour.

January 11 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
January 13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
January 14 Chicago, IL United Center
January 15 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
January 18 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Arena
January 19 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Arena
January 22 Glendale, AZ Jobing Arena
January 24 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
January 25 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
January 26 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
January 28 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
January 29 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
January 30 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans
January 31 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV