Daughtry to tour the USA and Europe

Daughtry is the rock band fronted by Chris Daughtry, finalist from American Idol Season 5 (2005). Behind only Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry is the third-biggest selling American Idol alumnus around the world Baptized is the band’s fourth full-length studio album, and takes the band in a new musical direction. Motivated by intensely creative writing sessions with the likes of Martin Johnson [Boys Like Girls], Sam Hollander [Gym Class Heroes, Coheed and Cambria] and Claude Kelly [Bruno Mars, Whitney Houston], the singer, songwriter and musician quickly discovered the direction of his latest body of work. “I needed a change,” admits Chris. “I started hearing these new sounds over my voice, and it was so inspiring. There wasn’t just one style either. It was a completely different vibe all around. I really wanted to pursue that to the fullest. This is probably one of the most inspiring records I’ve ever done.”

180390-daughtryIt would’ve been too easy for him to simply repeat himself considering he and the band have been on quite a hot streak since their 2006 self-titled became the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history, and was certified four times platinum in the US. 2009’sLeave This Town gave them their second consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, while Break The Spell reached gold status in merely four weeks of release in 2011. Throughout, they achieved four No. 1 hits in the US (and 9 top 10s), as well as four Grammy Award nominations, four American Music Awards wins, six Billboard Music Awards, and seven BMI Award wins. Meanwhile, sales exceeded 7.5 million albums and 17 million singles.

Baptized certainly signals a rebirth for Chris and the band. “I want fans to keep an open mind about it,” he concludes. “The songs are very much what I do lyrically and melodically. I’ve always been a sucker for a great melody. That’s what song-writing is all about. Can people relate to this? Is it real? Is it honest? That’s what everyone should take away. It’s real and authentic. This is where I am right now.”

Daughtry Tour 2014:
February 8- Universal Studios Florida, Music Plaza Stage, Orlando, FL
February 14 – Cosmopolitan, Chelsea Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
February 15 – Riverside County Fair, Indio, CA
March 4 – Tyrol, Stockholm, Sweden
March 5 – VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 9 – Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
March 11 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 14 – Konzertfabrik Z7, Pratteln / Basel, Switzerland
March 16 – Nova Music, Prague, Czech Republic
March 18 – Kongresshalle, Boeblingen, Germany
March 19 – Den Atelier sarl, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
March 20 – Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
March 22 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
March 23 – The Ritz, Manchester
March 24 – The Institute, Birmingham
March 26 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
June 28 – Timberwood Amphitheater, Hot Springs, AR

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