After a successful debut in the U.K. last year, Kidz Bop is expanding its franchise in Japan, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
The children’s music brand is currently casting its first-ever groups in Germany and Japan, while the U.S. Kidz Bop Kids will serve as the face and voice of the brand in Australia and New Zealand.
Additional territories are expected to be announced later this year. The music group has also announced the first ever Kidz Bop world tour in partnership with Live Nation, which will kick off in London in 2019 before traveling to more than 50 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 14 on LiveNation.com.
Fans in Australia will be treated to a live performance from the U.S. Kidz Bop Kids in January, which will coincide with the Kidz Bop 2019 album release on Feb. 1.
In Germany, Kidz Bop recently cast a new group of kids, who are currently recording their debut album, set to roll out March 22. In the summer of 2019, Kidz Bop will launch in Japan, introducing its first-ever group of Japanese Kidz Bop Kids and a debut album release.
“Our debut in the U.K. surpassed all expectations and helped prove that the Kidz Bop brand and our ‘sung by kids for kids’ mission truly resonates with kids and families beyond North America,” says Victor Zaraya, president, Kidz Bop. “We know that there is a void out there for the type of family-friendly music experiences that Kidz Bop provides, and we believe this approach will work virtually anywhere in the world. This year, we are excited to expand Kidz Bop live tours internationally to create first concert experiences and lifelong memories for kids worldwide.”
At their performance in Australia, the U.S. Kidz Bop Kids will pair with the British Kidz Bop Kids to perform their first headlining show in the U.K. at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on April 20.