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.”
“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.
(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|