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Demi Lovato announces a 10-date U.S. concert tour

October 7, 2011 |  4:54 pm

Demi Lovato is going out on tour.

When Demi Lovato quit the Jonas Brothers' tour abruptly last October to seek treatment for personal issues, the idea that she'd be out on a tour of her own a year later seemed unlikely at best. But the former "Sonny With a Chance" star is doing just that, Camp Demi announced Friday.

Lovato's 10-date U.S. mini-tour will start in Detroit on Nov. 16 before she heads to Connecticut and Pennsylvania. She'll also stop in Kansas City, Mo., New Orleans, St. Louis, Atlanta and Chicago. And tucked in the middle of all that? Two shows in her home state, Texas, in Houston and just outside of Dallas, where she was born.

"Hope to see everyone soon on tour!!," the 21-year-old said Friday on Twitter. Alas, though tickets go on sale Oct. 14, folks in Southern California will have to wait a little longer to see her closer to home.

Lovato, who's been doing the rounds with her newest song, "Skyscraper" -- watch the "Dancing With the Stars" performance below -- took her life apart and rebuilt it after last year's meltdown, which included punching a backup dancer while on tour. During 90 days at an in-patient treatment facility in Illinois, she dealt with emotional and physical issues including eating disorders, cutting and bipolar disorder.

After returning home in January, she announced her decision to leave her Disney Channel show "Sonny" and focus on music. She sat down with The Times in September to discuss her reinvention, her new album "Unbroken" and the track "Skyscraper" in particular.

"I wanted to come out of the gate with this song, because a lot of people were expecting me to talk about what I've been through the past year," Lovato said. "I want my music to do the explaining."



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Photo: Demi Lovato in Burbank in September. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times