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Dec 11,2013

Aaron Carter on Katy Perry, fans and new album

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Whether you’re chasing nostalgia or novelty, Tuesday promises a singular show when Tricky Falls welcomes former teen pop star Aaron Carter. The singer, now 25, is known for several early ’00s hits and for being the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. While his well-documented personal life has had its share of knocks, including a recent bankruptcy filing, the past year has renewed Carter’s focus. He finished a 415-performance run on Broadway, then booked a solo tour. His set will include hits (“Aaron’s Party,” “That’s How I Beat Shaq”), covers (“Blurred Lines”) and plenty of dance moves. We talked over the phone about growing up famous and the next album – his first in 11 years.

Q. You’ve dealt with screaming girls since you were a kid. How do you keep that sort of thing from going to your head?

People can let stuff like that go to their head all the time, or it can just seem like it went to their head because they’ve become comfortable in their environment. I think a lot of people expect celebrities to look at a group of screaming girls and be like, ‘Oh, my god! That’s so different. That’s so crazy.” Because to them, looking at it, it’s different and it’s crazy. But to us, to people who deal with it, it becomes a part of our normal life. So to me, for it not to go to my head, I just do everything I can. Being a normal person, remembering where I came from, who I really am and what matters most to me.

Q. What’s the strangest thing a fan has ever given to you, or said to you? Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 25,2013

Pop star Aaron Carter files for bankruptcy

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Life may not be such a party anymore for Aaron Carter, who has revealed he has debts of $2.2 million and a $2,000-per-month salary.

The 25-year-old younger brother of the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter has filed for bankruptcy, listing $8,232.16 in assets, TMZ first reported.

“Aaron filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection to alleviate past issues in an effort to move forward with his life and career,” the singer’s rep told the New York Daily News. “The overwhelming majority of the debt he is asking to be discharged is from more than 10 years ago when he was a minor and not in control of his finances.”

As for his assets, he lists a 61-inch flat-screen TVs, two MacBooks, two headsets, a minikeyboard, a Beatbox portable, a speaker, a guitar, a Louis Vuitton backpack, a duffel bag, a printer, $60 in cash and his dog, which was valued at zero, TMZ reported. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21,2013

Q&A: Aaron Carter talks with the Emerald, still wants candy

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The Emerald had a chance to chat with Aaron Carter on the phone prior to his performance in Eugene this Thursday, to talk about his new tour.

Carter released three albums before even hitting puberty, including “Aaron’s Party,” which went platinum and features “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq.” He hasn’t released an album since 2002, but recently released a single titled, “Where Do We Begin.” Carter will be hitting Eugene this Thursday (talk about #TBT) on his 75-city North American tour.

Would you start by telling me about the inspiration behind your new single and why you decided to go on tour?

The tour is just my way to getting back to my fans I haven’t seen in a long time. I haven’t toured for a while and I had some family stuff that was going on, it took me a lot of time to get over it. And the fans were just hitting me up on Twitter and all my social media sites just wanting me to get back on the tour and come see them so I was just like “I want to this do this too.” So since I turned 18 I’ve been taking all the steps that are necessary to get me back out on tour. And getting people to believe in who I am and my music and what I stand for all over again.

How does that feel to have been gone for so long and all have all those crazy fans still adoring you?

It feels awesome. I mean I must have made some kind of an impact on their lives. You know, 10 years can go by and they can come see me again, you know. That’s just what’s amazing about everything to me, it’s just a dream come true all over again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23,2013

Aaron Carter wants more

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With so many comebacks, it shouldn’t be a surprise as to who will be resurfacing into the spotlight next. From Betty White to Wayfarer sunglasses, the past few years have been comprised of a great amount of nostalgia. 


However, when news broke that the dreamy teen popstar who sang our childhood favorite songs  “I Want Candy” and “Aaron’s Party” was now a 25 year-year old adult looking for a chance to rejoin the musical industry, it came as a fantastically unexpected surprise to many. 


That’s right; Aaron Carter is back and ready to make a huge comeback after nearly eight years by kicking off a 150-show tour appropriately dubbed the “After Party Tour,” which includes a stop at Higher Ground Sept. 19. 


Performing with the same band he has been headlining with for four of his previous tours at the beginning of the century, Aaron Carter is reviving the childhoods of his once preteen fans with all of the songs they grew up with.


To make Carter’s comeback even better, he also plans to have a new album out to showcase his maturity. 


The Cynic caught up with Carter to discuss his foray back into the musical spotlight, his desire to collaborate with Justin Bieber and to see if he still does indeed want Candy. 


Vermont Cynic (VC): What made you come back into the musical spotlight? Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16,2013

Aaron Carter brings his comeback party to Amherst

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A lot has changed for Aaron Carter since beginning his performance career as a pop music-focused 7-year-old in 1994. He found platinum success with a trio of Disney-approved albums. He became a reality television star (“House of Carters”), dancing star (“Dancing With The Stars”) and Broadway star (“The Fantasticks”). And, in between, he became old enough to legally drive a car.

But, after his Friday night tour stop at The Forum inside Amherst’s Maple Entertainment Complex, one thing remains unchanged amid these deviations: Carter is still the same caliber showman who approached the millennium as a frosted-tipped tween sensation.

If a career-rejuvenation at the age of 25 can actually be referred to as a comeback, then the Tampa, Fla., native’s 2013 “After Party Tour” could be billed as just that. Carter hasn’t recorded a studio album since 2002’s “Another Earthquake.” He hasn’t toured since 2005 and, intermixed with his diversified entertainment detours, he’s countered drug-related appearances in gossip magazines with rehab, recovery and scattered performances. Now on the back end of an over-150-show tour that started in February, the pop star behind 2000’s Pixy Stick-infused “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” can still summon the same charisma and command that once controlled his Nickelodeon legions. Read the rest of this entry »

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