Chris Daughtry at the Vic Theatre in Chicago

Chris Daughtry
The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
8/8/2009

I’ve been a fan Of Chris Daughtry since I first heard him sing “I Walk the Line” on American Idol in 2006. Although he did not win the competition he definitely won the hearts of many across America. Since American Idol, Chris Daughtry formed his rock band “Daughtry.”  The North Carolina based band includes Chris Daughtry – Vocals, Josh Paul – Bass, Joey Barnes -Drums, Brian Craddock – Guitar, and Josh Steely – Guitar.

Their self-titled debut album was released in 2006. The disc reached number one for two non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200, out-sold Idol winner Taylor Hicks’ debut album, sold more than four million copies, and was named the number one selling album of 2007 by Billboard. Their album is also the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. The first single from the album, “It’s Not Over”, was the eighth most played song across all formats on U.S. radio in 2007, and their second single from the album, “Home”, was the tenth most played song in the U.S. of 2007.The band’s second album, Leave This Town, was released on July 14, 2009. The first single, “No Surprise,” was released on May 5. With their debut album they have sold 6.1 million worldwide and sold over 7.52 million in singles.

The band has been touring non-stop since January 2007. They have performed across the U.S. and Canada, along with shows in the UK, Germany, and Singapore. They opened for Nickelback for a brief stint, Puddle of Mudd, Finger Eleven and have featured 12 Stones, Cinder Road, Small Town Sleeper, Day of Fire and Eve to Adam as opening acts. On May 27, 2007, the band performed during the Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race show on ABC, and headlined the 2007 Summerfest at the Marcus amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI with a crowd of more than 15,000 on July 6.

Daughtry has played shows in Australia, as well as the United Kingdom and across Europe for the first time and opened for Bon Jovi for several shows in November. They were featured as the opening act during Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway Tour. The band began a sold out tour with Bon Jovi on February 18, 2008 all the way through the end of April. Chris even joined Bon Jovi onstage every night to perform their hit, Blaze of Glory.” Daughtry’s headlining tour alone in 2007 raked in around 10 million dollars.

And Now he is on tour again for 2009, Daughtry filled the Vic theatre in Chicago on August 8th 2009 with fans from ages as young as 1 years old to some really old people, ha ha and every age in-between. Fans danced and sang along to almost every single song they sang, and stayed on their feet thee entire time, swinging beers in one hand and waiving the other. The show was a lot of fun and very entertaining. I give the show 4 stars.

Click on the Thumbnails to Enlarge Photos:

Tour Dates:

Tickets On Sale: Saturday, August 22
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
October 25 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
October 26 Ft. Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
October 28 Lansing, MI – Breslin Events Center
October 29 Saginaw, MI – Dow Events 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 – Trump Taj Mahal

Tickets On Sale: Saturday, September 19
November 12 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
November 13 Highland Heights, KY – The Bank of Kentucky Center
November 14 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
November 16 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Wachovia Arena
November 17 Bridgeport, CT – Arena at HarborYard
November 19 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center
November 20 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena

Tickets On Sale: Saturday, September 26
November 30 Gainesville, FL – Stephen Connell Center
December 1 Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee 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
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 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
December 19 Southaven, MS – DeSoto Civic Center
December 20 Evansville, IN – Roberts Stadium

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Trackbacks

Speak Your Mind

*