Winner of season seven of American Idol David Cook is currently touring the US.
These are the scheduled dates:
Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 08:00 PM Orpheum Theatre Sioux City (Sioux City, IA)
Sun, Jul. 19th, 2009 07:30 PM Murat Egyptian Room (Indianapolis, IN)
Fri, Jul. 24th, 2009 08:00 PM Mystic Lake Casino Hotel (Prior Lake, MN)
Sat, Jul. 25th, 2009 08:00 PM Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)
Mon, Jul. 27th, 2009 07:00 PM Delaware State Fair (Harrington, DE)
Thu, Jul. 30th, 2009 06:30 PM Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ)
Fri, Jul. 31st, 2009 08:00 PM Keswick Theatre (Glenside, PA)
Sat, Aug. 1st, 2009 08:00 PM MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods (Ledyard, CT)
Musikfest w/ Mon, Aug. 3rd, 2009 08:30 PM Sands RiverPlace (Bethlehem, PA)
Thu, Aug. 6th, 2009 07:00 PM Nokia Theatre Times Square (New York, NY)
Sat, Aug. 8th, 2009 07:00 PM Celeste Center (Columbus, OH)
Sat, Aug. 15th, 2009 08:00 PM West Virginia Fairgrounds (Lewisburg, WV)
Tue, Sep. 15th, 2009 07:00 PM Allegan County Fair (Allegan, MI)
Thu, Sep. 17th, 2009 07:30 PM House of Blues-Cleveland (Cleveland, OH)
Fri, Sep. 18th, 2009 08:00 PM York Fair (York, PA)
Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 08:00 PM Borgata Casino Event Center (Atlantic City, NJ)
David originally did not plan to try out for the show. He came to the auditions initially to support his younger brother (who did not make it to Hollywood) and then, at his mother’s and brother’s urging, he tried out himself. Cook won the seventh season of American Idol on May 21, 2008, receiving 56 percent of the votes, with 12 million votes over David Archuleta, the runner-up. Cook then sang “The Time of My Life”, the winning song of the 2008 American Idol Songwriter’s Competition. In the final tally, Archuleta received 44 percent of the votes.
His debut self titled album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association for America (RIAA) for sales exceeding one-million units in January 2009. He was presented with his plaque while recording a performance that was aired during the April 1, 2009 episode of American Idol.
His second music video, “Come Back to Me”, was released on April 4, 2009, as a part of a dual-release in which his single “Bar-ba-sol” was released to radio stations as well.