Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls, Plain White Ts Invade Amphitheatres This Summer

Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls, Plain White Ts Invade Amphitheatres This Summer

The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry are set to embark on a joint North American tour this summer, bringing along for the fun an acoustic Plain White T’s.

The massive tour kicks off on June 12th in Wallingford, Connecticut, and will see the rock giants make stops in places like Tampa, Dallas, Toronto, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Boston before wrapping up on August 23rd in Essex Junction, Vermont.

Both Daughtry and The Goo Dolls took turns gushing about one another in press statements as follows:

“We are excited to finally be teaming up with Daughtry,” Goos vocalist/guitarist John Rzeznik said.  “Not only are we big fans of Chris, but we think this is going to be a huge party for the fans of both bands.  The combination of the two will make for an awesome summer night of great American rock music.”

Chris Daughtry, meanwhile, said:

“We’re huge fans of the Goo Goo Dolls and have wanted to tour with them for a long time now,” Chris Daughtry said.  “Everyone will see more than two great bands on stage.  They’re going to get an incredible show every night and have a summer to remember.”

Both bands are taking to the road to support new albums. The Goo Goo Dolls’ latest studio full-length is the June 2013 release Magnetic, which hit no. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 and sold over 29,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. Daughtry, meanwhile, released their fourth studio effort, Baptized, in November which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200. An acoustic set from the Plain White T’s will open each night. Plain White T’s released the EP, Should’ve Gone To Bed, in April of last year. The band are currently working on their seventh studio album, American Nights, which is due out later this year.

Daughtry, 3 Doors Down Push Tour Dates into 2013

Daughtry, 3 Doors Down Push Tour Dates into 2013

Daughtry and 3 Doors Down have extended their co-headlining U.S. tour into 2013 with the announcement of a new tour leg.

The new dates will kick off January 25 at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas, and the groups will remain on the road through a date at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on February 23, 2013. Other cities the trek will hit include Tulsa, Oklahoma; St. Louis; Erie, Pennsylvania; Worcester, Massachusetts; Uncasville, Connecticut; Sunrise, Florida And Pensacola, Florida.

The current leg of the tour has been on the road since mid-November, and the group has been playing sold out shows around the country since that time. P.O.D. is opening most dates on the current leg – no word yet on whether that band will be joining the extended version of the tour.

“We’re very happy to continue the tour with 3 Doors Down, and look forward to getting this show to the fans that we missed on the first leg of the tour,” said Chris Daughtry, lead singer of Daughtry, in a statement.

“This tour with Daughtry has been amazing, and we are excited to keep it rolling into 2013,” said Brad Arnold, frontman of 3 Doors Down. “See you on the road my friends!”

Certainly nothing news in those press release quotes, but its nice to see both groups appear to be having a good time.

Daughtry continues to support Break the Spell, its third studio album that was released late last year. The group spent a good portion of this year touring with Nickelback before embarking on the 3 Doors Down co-headlining tour.

Last month, 3 Doors Down released its first greatest hits collection, appropriately titled The Greatest Hits. The compilation features two new songs by the band: “One Light” and “Goodbyes.” Of course, the collection also includes a slew of past hits, including “Kryptonite” and “When I’m Gone.”

Daughtry, 3 Doors Down, P.O.D. Team Up for 19 City Tour

Daughtry, 3 Doors Down, P.O.D. Team Up for 19 City Tour

Daughtry and 3 Doors Down have teamed up for a co-headlining tour. Many dates on the tour also will feature P.O.D.

The tour will kick off November 17 in Tunica, Miss., and is scheduled to run through December 15 with a show in Anaheim. In between, the groups will visit San Antonio, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; Huntington, W.V.; State College, Penn.; Detroit; Chicago and Broomfield, Colo., among others.

The official website for 3 Doors Down notes that, “P.O.D. will not be appearing November 27 – December 3. Opening Act for those dates to be named shortly.”

“It an honor to be able to go on the road with 3 Doors Down,” said Chris Daughtry in a statement. “We are excited to give fans an energetic rock show every night sharing songs from both our catalogs… we can’t wait to hit the road to share it with our fans.”

3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold also shared his excitement in the press release.

“We’re very excited to hit the road with our friends, Daughtry,” Arnold said. “It’s an honor to be a part of this tour. I’m looking forward to this more than any tour we’ve been a part of in a very long time. I believe the fans will see more than two great rock bands on stage. The comradery of this tour will, no doubt, shine through night after night. We want to give the fans more than they came to see. We want them all to leave knowing they’ve just witnessed something special.”

Daughtry just finished touring in Europe with Nickelback, and will be supporting its third album, Break the Spell, which was released in November of last year.

3 Doors Down will soon be releasing its first greatest hits album, and the group’s website notes that fans can expect hits like “Kryptonite” and “When I’m Gone,” as well as new songs including “One Light” and “Goodbyes.”



Daughtry Doubles Down for Second Arena Leg

The second leg for alt-rockers Daughtry’s first arena tour has been mapped out to support their release from last summer “Leave This Town.”

Last summer as well as fall the band spent over three months out on the road for the tour’s first leg. Daughtry returns for part two, kicking things off in Baltimore, MD on March 18. The trek will cover over 50 cities and will conclude in Rochester, NY on June 19.

Fans who are registered for the email newsletter of Daughtry’s will be provided with exclusive passwords that can be used to pre-order tickets via Ticketmaster for upcoming shows. Additional information is provide at daughtryofficial.com, the band’s website. General public tickets will go on sale starting January 22-23 for March 18-April 24 shows. According to Daughtry’s camp, tickets for the remaining dates are set to go on sale on January 30 or February 6.

Chris Daughtry, namesake and leader of the band referring to the upcoming dates said, when you are growing up what you always dream about is singing a song of yours in front of a full house. When we are playing I still do get chills when the crowd is singing our songs louder than us.

“Leave This Town,” is the sophomore set from Daughtry and follows their self-titled album of 2006. According to data from Nielsen SoundScan, the new album debuted at the top of Billboard’s 200 and during the first week that the album was released sold 269,000 copies.

“No Surprise,” the first single from the album, at it’s peak was No. 15 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. It topped the chart for Adult Pop Songs as well. “Life After You,” the second single from the album was at No. 1 for four weeks on the chart Rock Digital Songs after it premiered in October.

2010 Daughtry Concert Tour
March 2010
18 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
20 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
21 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
23 – Syracuse, NY – The War Memorial at Oncenter
24 – Providence, RI – Dunkin’ Donuts Center
26 – Long Island, NY – Nassau Coliseum
27 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
28 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center

April 2010
1 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center
6 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University
7 – Milwaukee, WI – US Cellular Arena
9 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
10 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
20 – Broomfield, CO – Odeum Colorado
22 – West Valley City, UT – The E Center
23 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center
24 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
26 – Fresno, CA – SaveMart Center
28 – Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena
29 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Arena

May 2010
1 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Sports Arena
3 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre
4 – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena
6 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
7 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
9 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
10 – Yakima, WA – Yakima Sun Valley Dome
13 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
14 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Credit Union Centre
15 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Brandt Centre
17 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
19 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
21 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
22 – Rockford, IL – Rockford Metro Center
24 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
25 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
27 – Hoffman Estates, IL – Sears Centre Arena
28 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
30 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Arena

June 2010
2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
3 – Pikeville, KY – Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
5 – Duluth, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center
6 – N. Charleston, SC – N. Charleston Coliseum
8 – Clemson, SC – Littlejohn Coliseum
9 – Augusta, GA – James Brown Arena
11 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
12 – Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
14 – Amherst, MA – Mullins Center
15 – Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena
17 – Portland, ME – Cumberland County Civic Center
19 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena

Daughtry Makes Like Dick Clark on ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

Daughtry Makes Like Dick Clark on ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

Daughtry and Jennifer Lopez will be performing live at Times Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” 38th consecutive year show.

The show’s official name is “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010” will also be featuring The Black Eyed Peas who will be performing live in Las Vegas at City Center’s Aria. The celebration in Las Vegas will be hosted by Fergie and will also feature performances from Robin Thicke, Orianthi, Colbie Caillat, Keri Hilson, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

The festivities for New Year’s will be kicking off with an ABC prime time show beginning at 10:00 pm ET. Starting at 11:30 pm “Rockin Eve” Part 1 will be featuring musical performances from New York’s Times Square as well as Las Vegas. Melissa Rycroft, special correspondent of “Good Morning America” will be reporting live on the night’s festivities.

After the traditional midnight countdown, “Rockin’ Eve” will continue on with the Part 2 segment of the show, featuring live music from Las Vegas and New York City until 2:00 am.

Daughtry ‘Leaves this Town’ for Fall Arena Tour

Daughtry ‘Leaves this Town’ for Fall Arena Tour

The alt-rock band Daughtry has laid plans out for their US arena tour’s first leg. The trek will back “Leave This Town,” which was released last month.

The quintet based out of North Carolina will be hitting the road starting in Topeka, KS on October 19. They will be stopping in 36 city arenas across the country. The tour includes the supporting acts of Cavo and Theory of a Deadman. The tour will wind down in Evansville, IN on December 20.

Currently the band is in the midst of a theater and club run of 14 dates. It continues in Los Angeles on August 19 and will wrap up in Las Vegas on August 22. The August 18 show in Tempe, AZ was postponed due to namesake and frontman Chris Daughtry having viral laryngitis. The show in Phoenix was moved to October 13. According to the Twitter feed from Daughtry the Los Angeles show was still on as scheduled.

In a recently press release for the forthcoming arena dates Chris Daughtry said, we dreamed how it was going to feel to play our songs in front of packed arenas. We are so excited about getting our chance. We’ve planned a great show. I can’t wait for us to get on the road so we can share with our fans out there.

The second set from Daughtry, “Leave This Town,” is a follow up to the band’s self titled 2006 album. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart. Currently it is in the No. 6 spot on Billboard’s top albums chart.

The first single of the new album, “No Surprise” was debuted in May on “American Idol.” The song peaked on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at No. 15 and is streaming currently on the MySpace page for the band.

Daughtry’s ‘Leave this Town’ Debuts at 1 on Billboard Album Charts

Daughtry’s ‘Leave this Town’ Debuts at 1 on Billboard Album Charts

This week Daughtry’s second album “Leave This Town” is toping the US album chart. During the first week out in stores the album sold 269,000 copies.

It marks the second consecutive album for Daughtry to make it to No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart. In January 2007 the self-titled debut album for the band was No. 1 as well.

Falling to No. 2 was “BLACKsummer’snight” from Maxwell with 103,000 units sold, according to retail data from Nielsen SoundScan and reported by Billboard.

At No. 3 was the soundtrack “Hannah Montana 3” slipping down from No. 2 with 73,000 copies sold. Also falling one slot to No. 4 was “Now 31” a hits compilation album that had 69,000 units sold. Holding at No. 5 was “The E.N.D.” by the Black Eyed Peas with 54,000 copies sold.

Rounding the Top 10 out were No. 6 “Horehound” by The Dead Weather’s with 51,000 copies sold; No. 7 “Signature” by Joe with 49,000 units sold; No. 8 “Catagory F5” by Twista with 45,000 copies sold; No. 9 “Fearless” by Taylor Swift with 37,000 units sold; and No. 10 “Only By the Night” from Kings of Leon with 33,000 units sold.

Daughtry Tests New Material on Upcoming Club Tour

Daughtry Tests New Material on Upcoming Club Tour

This summer alt rockers Daughtry will head out on a club tour of the US. They will be performing new material for the very time from the upcoming second album for the band, “Leave This Town.”

The band is comprised of Chris Daughtry, “American Idol” finalist, Josh Paul, bassist, Joey Barnes, drummer, and Josh Steeley and Brian Craddock, guitarists. The group will be kicking off their trek in Lake Buena Vista, FL on August 2. The summer run of 13 dates will work its way east to west and wrap up in Las Vegas on August 22.

In a recent press release Chris Daughtry, frontman for the band said, we wanted to thank our loyal fans with this club tour. It’s a really great way to see us performing up close and at a really cheap price.

In each market the first fifty fans who pre-order Daughtry’s new album at their website will be receiving a free ticket for a local Daughtry show.

Summer show tickets are going on sale to the general public on July 11. Limited VIP packages are also available through pre-sales that are taking place July 8-10.

Daughtry’s US trek is backing “Leave This Town,” the much anticipated second album from the band. It will be released on July 14. The self-titled debut for the group was released in 2006. It peaked in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart and sold over five million worldwide copies.

“No Surprise,” the first single from the new album, was debuted live in May on “American Idol.” Currently the song is streaming on Daughtry’s MySpace page. It peaked on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at no. 15.

An extensive tour of North America is scheduled for this fall.