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Daughtry tour announces U.S. arena dates for late 2009

By Allison Reitz

With just a few concerts remaining on its summer calendar, rock band Daughtry has announced the first round of dates on a new U.S. arena outing. The 36-date tour launches this fall on October 19 at Kansas ExpoCentre in Topeka, KS, and ends December 20 at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, IN.

Fronted by former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry, the quintet will spend approximately nine weeks on the road during its first leg. Stops include October 24 at Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum in Madison, WI; November 6 at Mark G. Etess Arena in Atlantic City, NJ; and December 13 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX.

A single show has been booked for Canada on November 2 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. Theory of a Deadman will supply primary support throughout the late 2009 run, with Cavo providing opening sets each night.

Tickets will be made available to the public over three separate onsale dates. Concerts booked from the first night of the tour through November 6 will go on sale August 22, while shows scheduled from November 12 through November 20 will be available September 19. The remaining concerts, slated from November 30 through the end of the tour, will go on sale September 26.

Daughtry is continuing to support its second studio album, "Leave This Town," released in July 2009. The record debuted atop the Billboard 200 and sold more than 269,000 copies in its first week, according to a statement from the group.

"We dreamed about how it would feel playing these songs to packed arenas, and we're excited to get our chance," the singer said about the upcoming arena tour. "We have a great show planned and can’t wait to hit the road to share it with our fans."

15 for $15 with Napster!The band's new tour dates were announced just hours before Daughtry announced that his August 18 concert at Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ, would be cancelled.

"I have viral laryngitis. Doctor has ordered me to cancel tonights [sic] show for much need vocal rest," the singer explained yesterday, August 18, on his official Twitter account. "We are currently working out details on how to make it up. I feel horrible. Thanks for understanding."

It is unclear whether Daughtry will require any additional time off for recovery. The cancelled show was one of the final dates on Daughtry's intimate August tour of U.S. clubs.

The outing launched August 2 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL, and is set to continue tonight, August 19, at Music Box at Fonda in Los Angeles, CA. The current tour is scheduled to close August 22 at Pure in Las Vegas, NV.

Daughtry's debut album, a self-titled effort released in November 2006, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has since earned quadruple-Platinum status.

Daughtry itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 19 Topeka, KS Kansas Expocentre
October 21 Omaha, NE Omaha Civic Auditorium
October 22 Ames, IA Hilton Coliseum
October 24 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
October 25 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena
October 26 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
October 28 East Lansing, MI Breslin Student Events Center
October 29 Saginaw, MI Arena at Dow Event Center
October 31 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena
November 2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
November 4 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
November 5 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
November 6 Atlantic City, NJ Mark G. Etess Arena
November 12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
November 13 Highland Heights, KY Bank Of Kentucky Center
November 14 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
November 16 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
November 17 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard
November 19 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
November 20 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
November 30 Gainesville, FL Stephen C. O'Connell Center
December 1 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
December 2 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
December 4 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
December 5 Louisville, KY Broadbent Arena
December 7 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
December 8 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
December 9 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
December 11 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Arena
December 12 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
December 13 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
December 15 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
December 16 Jonesboro, AR ASU Convocation Center
December 18 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
December 19 Southaven, MS Desoto Civic Center
December 20 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium

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