Bedingfield to open for New Kids on the Block

Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:50pm EDT
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NEW YORK (Billboard) - British singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield has been chosen as the opening act for most of New Kids on the Block's upcoming reunion tour.

The trek begins with a September 18-19 stand in Toronto and runs through November 26 in Los Angeles.

Bedingfield is enjoying a top 10 Hot 100 hit with "Pocketful of Sunshine," the title track of her latest Epic album. The song is No. 9 in its 17th week, while the album is No. 45 on the Billboard 200 in its 20th. It has sold 275,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The singer is currently on the Verizon VIP Tour, performing with Kate Voegele and the Veronicas, through July 10 in San Francisco.


<p>Singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield promotes her latest release "Pocketful of Sunshine" during an interview with the television show "MuchOnDemand' in Toronto, April 14, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Cassese</p>