Taylor Momsen Hits the Road, Cuts Some Tracks
Move over, Leighton Meester; you're not the only Gossip Girl honey to pursue musical ambitions.
OK! Magazine reports that Taylor Momsen is kicking things into high gear with her band, the Pretty Reckless. The 15-year-old, who plays Jenny Humphrey on the scandalicious show, is hitting the road with Australian duo the Veronicas starting next month, then releasing her debut album.
On the as-yet-untitled album, which will be released in the fall on Interscope, Momsen is collaborating with some seasoned talent from the music biz, including writers Toby Gad (whose previous collaborators include Fergie and Beyonce) James Michael (who's penned tracks for Alanis Morissette and Motley Crue) and Kato Khandwala (Paramore, Morningwood).
Sounds like an instant classic!
In case you want to check out Momsen on the road, here are her tour dates with the Veronicas:
May 9 Nashville, TN Rocketown
May 10 Louisville, KY Headliners
May 12 Columbus, OH Skullys
May 13 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
May 17 Boston, MA Comcast Center
June 4 Providence, RI Lupo’s
June 6 Wilkes Barre, PA Backstage
June 9 Norfolk, VA Norva
June 10 Greensville, NC Handlebar
June 12 New Orleans, LA HOB
June 13 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity
June 14 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
June 16 OK City, OK Diamond Ballroom
June 17 Dallas, TX HOB
June 18 Houston, TX Meridian
June 20 Kansas City, MO Capitol Fed Park
June 21 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park
June 23 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
June 24 San Francisco, CA Six Flags
June 26 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
June 27 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
June 28 Seattle, WA Neumos
June 30 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
Have your say in the comments section: Whose album are you more interested in checking out, Taylor's or Leighton's?
To help you make your decision, here's a video of Momsen busting out a tune on stage with the Pretty Reckless: