American Idol Season Five finalist Elliott Yamin has announced two performances in Virginia next month in support of his upcoming album.
The scheduled dates are below:
Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 TBD Innsbrook After Hours (Glen Allen, VA)
Sun, May. 24th, 2009 07:30 PM Birchmere (Alexandria, VA)
On the May 10, 2006 results show Yamin, Taylor Hicks, and Katharine McPhee were announced as the top three finalists. All three returned to their respective hometowns for a day of festivities in their honor. Yamin’s homecoming visit included radio and television interviews; performing “Home” for more than 4,000 fans, capped by Mayor Douglas Wilder presenting the key to the city; and meeting Governor Tim Kaine, whom Yamin greeted with a hug. Elliott was eliminated from American Idol on May 17, 2006, after the tightest race; each of the three top contestants received an almost exactly equal percentage of the viewer votes necessary for advancement to the remaining two spots.
His self-titled album, released March 20, 2007, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold in the United States in October 2007. Retitled Wait for You, the album was released in Japan in May 2008 and certified gold in that country in September 2008. Yamin’s sophomore album, titled Fight for Love, is scheduled to be released on May 5, 2009. The album’s first single, “Fight for Love”, premiered on AOL Music on February 13, 2009. He recorded 35 songs from which to choose the final track list and worked with various producers including Jermaine Dupri, J.R. Rotem, Eman, Harvey Mason, Jr., Steve Russell and Stargate.