LFO has announced that it will open for Britney Spears on select December dates of her Britney 2001 U.S. tour, including December 11 at the FleetCenter in Boston; December 14 at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina; December 15 at Philips Arena in Atlanta; and December 16 at the New Orleans Arena. O-Town is opening Spears’s current concerts.
LAUNCH spoke to LFO singer Rich Cronin recently, and he said that LFO feels very comfortable with its new record label, J Records, a private joint venture between Clive Davis and BMG Entertainment. “It feels good. Like Brad always says, ‘It’s very much like being at Arista,’ because a lot of the same people we dealt with at Arista are there, but at the same time it’s different because it’s cool to be in something from the ground floor, and it’s very interesting to be with Clive Davis on the ground floor of his new venture.”
Cronin added that LFO was one of a handful of artists that Davis, the current chairman/CEO of J Records, was allowed to take with him when he parted ways with Arista. “He got to pick three artists from Arista that he would bring to his new company, and he chose us as one of them. And J Records is a very classy act, I think,” he said. “It’s a very classy outfit.”
In related news, Cronin was in Los Angeles last week to tape an episode of the new WB show Raising Dad, which stars Bob Saget and newcomer Kat Dennings.
LFO will be in Los Angeles on December 21 and 22 to shoot the music video for the title track from its latest album, Life Is Good. In addition, LFO will join Pink and several other artists in performing on the Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve telecast, which tapes in Los Angeles on December 9 airs on December 31.