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Miranda Cosgrove-Greyson Chance in concert Tuesday

 Photo credit: Aaron Pinkston/Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Aaron Pinkston/Warner Bros.

Miranda Cosgrove and Greyson Chance are touring together and heading to Atlanta on Feb. 15. The concert is at 7 p.m. at Center Stage Theatre, 1374 W. Peachtree St.

We have drawn a name at random and have contacted the winner of two tickets to Tuesday’s show via email. The winner can come pick the tickets up at the AJC office on Monday.

The teen team seems to be having a great time on the road, and we got a moment on the phone with Greyson, the 13-year-old who was discovered by Ellen DeGeneres after a YouTube video of him playing Lady GaGa’s “Paparazzi” started getting attention.

“I’m very inspired by Gaga,” Greyson said. “She’s incredible. I would love to collaborate with Gaga. Who knows what I would wear? I was going to say meat suit but I think she’s covered that one.”

This cracked him up; during our phone interview Greyson laughed a lot and said even though he’s signed with Geffen as well as DeGeneres’ ElevenEleven labels, he still has to make his bed when he’s at home.

“I’m still a normal kid,” he said. “Some people think, oh well he must be all artificial. I’m a normal kid. I write music. I create music. I’m so lucky and blessed to have Ellen’s support. I’m so excited.”

He added, I love playing pranks.

Touring with Miranda, star of Nickelodeon’s “iCarly,” has been fun. A teacher travels with Greyson and he completes coursework online so he can keep up with school.

“It’s not really too hard,” he said, of balancing the demands of a music career and homework. “I love music. I love performing. It’s been incredible. We’re having a blast. To succeed as an artist you have to connect with your fans. I love my fans. They mean the world to me.”

His reception on the road has been great. A reviewer from the Minneapolis Star Tribune took a 9-year-old buddy to the concert there. (Here is a link to the article). This was his young friend’s appraisal:

“Seriously, I think, he’s the next Justin Bieber. No doubt about it. His songs were meaningful. His words are powerful. He connected with the audience. He can play a mad piano. When he was singing his loud notes, it was cool. When he was singing quiet, it was beautiful. I think he’s better than Justin Bieber, and that’s pretty hard for a girl to say.”

Greyson doesn’t think he and Bieber have that much in common.

“We get compared a lot,” he said. “My music is more of a pop rock thing.”

He’s been listening to Cold Play and Snow Patrol on his iPod.

“I’m also inspired by old rock and roll,” he said.  “I love Journey. I’m inspired by great performers.”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

49 comments Add your comment

Nancy Anderson

February 10th, 2011
6:32 pm

My kids would love to meet Miranda!!!

Angela Smith

February 10th, 2011
6:33 pm

What a great story! The AJC always delivers interesting articles.

Becky

February 10th, 2011
6:33 pm

My nine year-old would flip for this!

Kelsey Smith

February 10th, 2011
6:33 pm

I am a huge Miranda fan and just recently discovered Greyson Chance! I would love to win! :)

Donna Wilson

February 10th, 2011
6:37 pm

Great pairing of new, young musical talent! I was amazed when I first heard Greyson play the piano & singing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”. Pick ME…!!! ;)

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Meredith Pender

February 10th, 2011
7:03 pm

Love Greyson Chance!

Liza Cardona

February 10th, 2011
7:35 pm

I have the biggest fan at home. My daughter is dying to go to this concert.

Audrey Hayes

February 10th, 2011
7:36 pm

I wanna go to the concert!!! I hope I win :)

Megan Chance

February 10th, 2011
8:20 pm

I really want to win. I love him SOOO much. I’m from NC but my mom is willing to drive me 6 hours to see him. <3

Megan Chance

February 10th, 2011
8:21 pm

I. LOVE. HIM.

Debra Lewis

February 10th, 2011
8:32 pm

My granddaughter is a HUGE Miranda fan! She never misses an episode iCarly and loves her music!

Tommy Smith

February 10th, 2011
8:33 pm

My kids love Miranda Cosgrove and just recently discovered the wonder that is Greyson Chance! I would love to win for them! :)

Exol Hayes

February 10th, 2011
8:33 pm

I would love to win this for my tween daughter. She is going to flip!!

Angela Carroll

February 10th, 2011
8:35 pm

I would love to win and take my daughter! I can just see her jumping and screaming now when she found out that we were going! :)

Helen Bisesi

February 10th, 2011
9:09 pm

My daughter would love this!! Greyson sounds like the next big star too. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Lisa Barrett

February 10th, 2011
9:12 pm

My guys love Miranda Cosgrove! They definitely would have to have spaghetti tacos before the show.

Carole Cato

February 10th, 2011
9:54 pm

My kids just love Miranda Cosgrove, and have all the ICARLY episodes taped!! It would be a dream come true for my daughter who is one of her biggest fans, who use to watch her on Jake & Josh as a little Miranda! Thanks.

laura herrera

February 10th, 2011
10:05 pm

Sign me up! My daughter loves both of them!!

Jess

February 10th, 2011
11:30 pm

My daughter would jump at a chance at this!

Virtual School Mom

February 11th, 2011
5:37 am

Sounds like a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Laura J

February 11th, 2011
8:55 am

Would love to see this musical talent with my daughter!

CB

February 11th, 2011
9:52 am

My 8 yr old son is really into music and plays guitar pretty good. He would like this as a first concert.

JRP

February 11th, 2011
9:54 am

I would LOVE to win these tickets for my grandkids..They both LOVE Miranda and !Carly…Please throw my name in the drawing..

Angie Appoo

February 11th, 2011
10:17 am

My daughter would love to see Greyson Chance and Miranda Cosgrove!!!!!

Bernice Brown

February 11th, 2011
10:30 am

I’d love to take my neighbor’s daughter, she loves Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) and we’d both love to see Greyson Chance, I’m sure in a few years he will sell out all his concerts, they are both extremely talented, dedicated, and hard-working. What wonderful role models for kids (both boys and girls).

Chuck

February 11th, 2011
11:16 am

My 11 year old tells me Miranda is “hot”. He’d love to go see her.

[...] The first set of tickets up for grabs is Greyson’s show in Atlanta, Georgia on February 15th at the Center Stage Theater.  This giveaway is presented by Access Atlanta.  They have a pair of tickets to the February 15th concert and will give them away to one lucky winner who responds to their blog post. [...]

Trisha

February 11th, 2011
3:06 pm

my 10 year old loves miranda, this would mean alot!! he doesnt ask for much, i would love to win!!

Brittany

February 11th, 2011
3:23 pm

Greyson is PURTYYY amazing. i love him to death and i was his 156th view on his FIRST video… BEAT THAT.

Bryan Elmore

February 11th, 2011
3:28 pm

I am a big fan and my niece is a bigger fan fan than I am and would love too see her face if I won her these tickets!

Patrick

February 11th, 2011
3:39 pm

My brother loves Miranda AND Greyson!!

thorson

February 11th, 2011
3:46 pm

my name is thorson, i really want to win this!!! my mom said i could go even though its a school night.

miles

February 11th, 2011
4:38 pm

my kid is miranda cosgrove crazy!!! would love to win this!!!!!

Megan Chance

February 11th, 2011
5:56 pm

I absoulutly NEED to win, <3

Megan Chance

February 11th, 2011
5:57 pm

IM GREYSONS BIGGEST FAN IN THE WORLD. YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

Megan Chance

February 11th, 2011
5:57 pm

If i win these tickets, my mother is willing to drive me 6 hours to get them. PLEASE. HELP!

Megan Chance

February 11th, 2011
5:58 pm

asdfghjkl I LOVE GREYSONN, I WANT TO WIN SO BAD

Megan Chance

February 11th, 2011
6:02 pm

I’m his biggest fan, I’ll follow him untill he LOVES me.(:
Gaga For Greyson.

Megan Chance

February 11th, 2011
6:17 pm

Yeah. Please let me go? Greyson is my future husband(:

Megan Chance

February 11th, 2011
7:04 pm

Greyson and miranda are INCREDIBLe and i need to meet my future husband, <3

Megan Chance

February 11th, 2011
9:00 pm

ENTER ME(: because I’m GaGa For Greyson<3

Donn Couch

February 11th, 2011
11:11 pm

Would love to attend.

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Megan Chance

February 12th, 2011
10:43 am

I LOVE HIM. I’m from NC, and my mom is willing to drive me 6 hours to see Miranda And Greyson, if i win tickets. I’ve been trying to win tickets forever!! I have Greyson Bracelets, and Greyson shirts, and Miranda is so incredible. Please let me win, It would mean the WORLD to me.

Megan Chance

February 12th, 2011
10:46 am

Greyson is so cute! i love him. You have NO idea, how much it would mean to me. Miranda is incredible also. Atlanta is the closest place that He’s comming to me, and my mom is willing to drive me six hours to get there if I win tickets. Pleasee!

Megan Chance

February 12th, 2011
9:49 pm

I love them x 10

Megan Chance

February 13th, 2011
8:14 am

I’m in a chance trance(:
I like, need ticketss,

Megan Chance

February 13th, 2011
12:43 pm

P-L-E-A-S-E LET ME WINN :D

Megan Chance

February 13th, 2011
12:45 pm

I have Chancer
I’m in a chance trance
And i have Mirandamono(:
IM OBSESSEDD :D