Aaron Carter to perform in concert Thursday
Published 5:50 pm, Thursday, June 20, 2013
The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the 70 Sanford St. theater. Carter's appearance is part of his "After Party Tour," a marathon of nearly 150 shows in less than 10 months.
Now 25, Carter is trying to re-ignite a career that stalled after he sold millions of albums and appeared on Broadway, in movies and on television.
Carter will sing fan favorites "Candy," "That's's How I Beat Shaq," "When it Comes to You" and "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)."
Tickets are $25; $75 VIP tickets include an after-concert meeting and photo opportunity with Carter.
Carter developed a "prince of pop" status, and his records went gold in Norway, Spain, Denmark, Germany and Canada.
At age 13, he joined the Broadway cast of "Seussical the Musical.'' Barry Weissler, the "Seussical" producer said of Carter, "For 6- to 12-year-old girls, Aaron is like Mick Jagger.'' Carter later appeared on Broadway in "The Fantasticks."
But Carter's career stalled for a decade amid personal struggles -- including a pot bust and stint in rebab -- and shifting mainstream tastes. He hasn't released a studio album since 2002.
Some are calling "After Party" a comeback tour.
Carter told the Chicago Tribune the tour is about nostalgia for his former teen fans who now are twentysomethings -- or older.
"I perform all my material like I'm the same guy," he told the Tribune. "I perform the same songs. I sing in the same key. I don't change anything, so when they come to my shows they get the nostalgia that they're looking for, they get the feeling that they're looking for. When I walk into a Kmart or a Target, I always look for a Ninja Turtle doll, but I can never find it. These girls, they get to get that. That's what I offer. I offer the nostalgia that they want."
For tickets, visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org or call the box office at 203-259-1036.