David Cook Begins His College Tour in Tallahassee, FL – VIDEO

David Cook began his Spring college tour at Florida State University’s Downunder Club. Word has it, Simon Fuller was in the audience to watch his boy perform…

David performing “Daily Anthem”


After the jump, “Heroes” and “Light On”…


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  • Jolene

    Thanks for the thread MJ! I didn’t listen to the cellcast last night but the little snippets that are trickling in are so good! Damn, I wish I could go to a show myself.

    This MySpace album has amazing pictures from the show, and plenty of them.

    And Here is Kyle’s drum solo, light show built in!

    ETA: Permanent. Wow.

  • weareallinnocent

    Thanks for the videos, mj. What a tease they are!

    Thanks too Jolene. Wow is right. Beautiful, heartwrenching performance of Permanent.

  • annoula

    This makes me want to cry…because I just found out that David Cook is performing at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA (I think it’s supposedly the biggest or one of the biggest music festivals on the East Coast?) which is right near me…but of course I won’t be in the country then.

    He looks so happy at the beginning of A Daily Anthem…and those hands look like they’re going to poke him in the eye.

    I’m really sad I’m not going to get to see this up close. Thanks for the videos.

  • annoula

  • cookcricket

    Thanks mj! Thanks Jolene! I listened to most of the cellcast last night and Permanent came over the clearest due to the hush that fell over the crowd.

    And I have to that was about the ONLY time the crowd was quiet! Also the ADAM vid is just made of win, and that’s not saying enough.

    I soooo happy that this tour has gotten under way so well! Happy for DC and band!

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    These vids are fantastic! It makes me that much more excited about 4/2! :D

    Thanks mj :)

  • cheese

    Man In the Box

    I wish some video of Avalanche and Come Back To Me would turn up.

  • erennick

    Love. love, love these! Thanks so much!

  • Scifisam

    so neal kept getting pelted by pixie sticks enough that david stopped mid song to ask neal why he was getting pelted with pixie sticks

    Lol, overall it sounded like an awesome night.

    Anyone know why Neal was being pelted by pixie sticks?

  • CathyMK

    Oh my gosh, those glow-in-the-dark drum stick tips are SO COOL! Even my drummer/music snob son said he wants some! Wonder if Kyle will tell me where he gets them?

    Oh, and thanks for putting up this thread, MJ. It keeps me away from the Top 36 threads. I want to read them, but I’m trying not to get too attached to anyone during the semis. It feels a little too much like falling in love with a puppy that you can’t bring home!

  • leome

    Man In the Box

    That part of Neal playing the guitar? That was awesome, great stuff.
    Now all we need is Joey do some bass solo too.

  • Jolene

    Man In the Box

    That? Was so insanely good. Wow, I’m in awe, I thought the acoustic version from HOB was amazing, but this just went above and beyond.
    Neal freaking Tiemann, man. What was that?

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam
  • mac

    Thanks everyone for all the videos. Just love them. Kyle and Neal’s solos were so effin awesome. Can’t wait for videos of Barbasol. My fave!

  • Jolene

    I Did It For You pt. 01, I Did It For You pt. 02, Permanent, A Daily Anthem.

    I have a feeling more is on its way…. I love YouTube!

  • CathyMK

    Just finished watching the Man in the Box video and all I can say is WOW. I’ve known that Neal is a fantastic guitar player since last spring, but this just left me speechless!

  • Duke

    I knew a few people who go to FSU who went to see him, they said he was “awesome”.

  • Trina

    I don’t know why but it makes me very happy that Simon Fuller was there.

  • Jolene

    OK, I’m post-hoing, I know… (-;

    But appearantly tonight’s show is going to be “about half hour longer” than yesterday, and include a song/songs from Analog Heart. Guh!
    Anybody wants to take a guess which song? I’m going for “Silver” or “The Truth”. They seem like the unofficial singles off AH, don’t they?

    Oh, and here’s another Permanent as seen from the balcony.

  • Ashley19

    Wow… The crowd went wild, applauding and singing along to just about every word.
    I’m glad he had a great opening night for the tour!

  • http://www.myspace.com/gundomom CarieB

    These videos are terrific. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be checking back to see if “Avalanche” shows up as well.

  • jumpstart

    I knew a few people who go to FSU who went to see him, they said he was à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“awesomeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    This makes me deliriously happy. :clap_tb:

  • spanishfan

    These videos are smashing. Makes you feel like you are there in the crowd. He is unbelievable. His voice gets better and better. Man in the box – I could not sit still. And I am beginning to think that maybe ADAM should be the next single. If there is one performer I am definitely going to see that is David Cook – somehow I will get the money to fly over.

  • rebekah141

    Permanent Man in the Box A Daily Anthem = Killed me dead. Amazing. It was awesome to hear the crowd singing to A Daily Anthem. That is exactly what that song was written for. Add an Akron date to the tour David! Please I am begging! lol.

  • SashaB

    Wow, thanks. I have been looking for “I Did it for You”. I would love “Come Back to Me” and “Avalanche”. ADAM was amazing. Permanent made me soggy. And MiTB rocked. DC is SO versatile vocally. What an awesome concert. Thank ou for sharing these videos. Thanks MJ for this thread. Great day!

  • eliza

    Here’s a partial, sideways Avalanche

  • Niall

    Anyone know why Neal was being pelted by pixie sticks?

    Because they are hoping for attention. It seems to simply be the newest thing to throw onstage that they think will get DC’s or the bands attention.

  • kimberann

    Actually Simon Fuller attends quite a few of the idol shows.

  • listen

    Avalanche, even sideways and only a partial, blows me away.
    I hope we get the whole song; it’s one of my favorites.

    Can’t wait ’til he makes it to California this summer. And since school will be out it is my understanding he will be playing larger venues, open to everyone…

  • SpenserJ

    Because they are hoping for attention. It seems to simply be the newest thing to throw onstage that they think will get DCà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s or the bands attention.

    Well, that’s just wierd. But I suppose it’s better than having underwear and bras at you, which must be truly frightening if you’re germphobic like me.

  • Jolene

    Avalanche is amazing. My favorite song on DCTR right now, so I’m really hoping someone caught the full song.
    Here’s the full Light On, which we’ve seen live more than once (heh!) but the crowd participation is especially awesome in this one. Oh, and Neal’s solo FTW.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gundomom CarieB

    Avalance sounds great – thanks Eliza. But now my neck is permanently stuck tilted left…like I’m getting ready to take a bite out of a taco.

  • weareallinnocent

    ^^LOL re biting a taco! Too true.

    Thanks to all for all the links! Makes me smile~

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    Here is the full LOTM.

    At the 2:30 mark is where DC stops the song to ask Neal about why he’s being pelted with the pixie sticks which was referenced up thread.

    Make sure to click “watch in full HD” link. Awesome! :)


    I think Simon Fuller was there to check and see how his new money maker is doing. David is the current Idol so it was no surprise that he performed at Disney and since Carrie is Simon’s other money maker of the Idols it was a match made in 19 management heaven. I think Reuben is the only other winner who is still with 19. Simon is a powerful, rich, business man and his clients are business and money in his pocket. I’ve heard, but only rumor, that his cut of their earnings is a good percentage. Carrie has always thanked him at Grammy and other award shows so hopefully David will be that satisfied, but it’s early in his career. I want to hear a full Avalanche as it’s my favorite. Got a lot more shows so I’m sure one will show up.

  • Garnetstar

    I was there last night. Someone offered me a ticket last minute. I feel really lucky to have been there the first night. David and his band kicked ass. It was amazing. Way too short…but still amazing.

    The venue was so small I could see the sweat dripping off of Neal FUCKING Teiman. He was shredding so hard on the guitar that he was all flushed and sweating. He had a little towel he had to keep using to wipe it all off. LOL

    David can fucking sing ya’ll. He was wailing left and right. Really impressed. The band is really tight. Man in the Box…Kiss on the Neck…Bar ba Sol…Mr. Sensitive…Declaration were the hard rocking standouts. Heroes…Life on the Moon…LO…Come Back to Me and I Did it for You (surprised how much I liked the last two not my favorites on the album but they are great live) were great mid-tempos.

    And I said hello to Simon Fuller. We were walking out of the venue and I saw him in the VIP section. Yes I have been bragging. He waived and smiled. Seems like a nice guy….He’s just mostly evil not all…

  • WestiesRule

    It warms my heart to see him smiling and enjoying himself so. Good for him. Loved how the crowds love him and sang along.

  • Jolene

    Extreme close up LOTM. If ever you wanted to know what it would look like to have DC sing right in your personal space, I guess that’s pretty close.
    Video Credit to Heather81 from DCO. Lucky girl.

  • mac

    Thanks Jolene! That was a great video. At the 2:43 mark, he made the cutest eyes at someone in the audience (maybe they were throwing pixie sticks!). So funny when he stopped the music.

  • kozisedso

    I’m sure I’m too old to be acting this giddy, but wow. Thanks to MJ and everyone who posted links. And I must say I can’t wait to get my tix for Musikfest this year. I was kind of resigned to not getting to see a Cook concert this year – but just found out he will be in Bethlehem PA on August 3rd. Yipeeeeeeeeeee!

  • sylvanaire

    I read on DCO that the girl or girls who threw the pixie stix had been drinking with Neal earlier in the week and somehow pixie stix were involved then too, so it looks like it was some kind of inside joke with Neal, lol.

  • May

    These videos are all so amazing! ADAM was epic. Permanent was beautiful. Man in the Box was incredible. Neal and Kyle’s solos just blew me away. I loved the way the crowd did the backup for Heroes and I even enjoyed IDIFY! Hopefully there are some full versions of Avalanche, CBTM and Mr. Sensitive floating around.

    Someone also posted a good video of Ryan Star performing Last Train Home. I thought it was pretty impressive. It would be great to hear him with a full band:

  • leome

    Garnetstar, thanks for sharing that! Good to know it was a blast!

    I found this great image quality full video of Heroes, with the intro and all. I love this song!

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Awesome videos! He puts on a great show. I always love the crowd sing-alongs, and Kyle’s just awesome.

  • Trina

    Picture of the merchandise! Holy shit that poster :jittery_tb: And a link
    to order the merch OMG do you think my husband would have me committed if I hung that poster in our living room?

  • mac

    Awwww, for tonight’s concert, david autographed Valentines and put them in everybody’s cup holder! I love him. :wub_tb:

  • Lys

    Man, those videos are incredible. I especially loved Permanent – that song always gets me.

  • elisad

    Finally! *heart* I love Permanent. Kyle rulez.

    “OMG I just remembered. Found out that it was David and that did the editing and sub titles on Pork Beans”

    I knew it~~~

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    The Heroes vid is awesome! :thumbup_tb:

  • cookcricket

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“OMG I just remembered. Found out that it was David and that did the editing and sub titles on Pork Beansà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    David and who? LOL! I’ve wondered about this. Either David and Andy or Davide and Neal, but I’m betting on Andy. Those subtitles are made of win on the vid.

  • ShariG

    Thanks so much for the posts, MJ and also Jolene. Everyone seemed to behaving a great time and I love how many in attendance knew the words to the songs. Very cool. He looked great and like he was having a wonderful tmie.

  • annoula

    What I wouldn’t give to be that microphone….

  • Trina

    He’s singing Billie Jean right now!!

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    BBS now :D

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam


    The crowd is signing along.

  • cookcricket

    Oh, I hope someone gets BJ on vid!

    ADAM, yeah to the crowd singing along! Woot!

  • oceana

    Sounds like a great concert tonight. He did a song from Midwest Kings, one from Analog Heart, 2-3 covers, and Billie Jean. I can’t wait to see it the tour.

    Re: Simon Fuller, I believe he personally manages only 3 idols – David, Carrie, and Chris Daughtry. That’s what I’ve read anyway. He might attend other concerts too, checking out his investments, but he’s managing those 3 and they’re starting out their tours in a similar way, i.e. smaller venues …

    p.s. yes and thanks for the links and videos! This is a treasure trove and it’s going to keep up for 2-3 months. We’ll all be dead by then LOL.

  • movin2thabeet

    David and the band played 19 songs tonight in Biloxi! They absolutely tore up the joint! We were all panting after the show ended and that was via a lousy cellcast that you couldn’t hear the majority of the time. The crowd at the actual venue was going absolutely crazy!

    The setlist was designed to leave you clutching for your heart:
    Mr. Sensitive
    Breathe Tonight
    Little Lies (cover)
    My Last Request
    Make Me (MWK cover)
    Kiss on the Neck
    Straight Ahead (Analog Heart)
    I Did It for You
    Billie Jean (cover)
    Life on the Moon
    Hot for Teacher (cover)
    Light On
    Bar-ba-sol (encore #1)
    A Daily AntheM (encore #2)

    I’d say that audience must still be trying to find their legs. Incredible!

  • Tigerjag

    Please – whoever is making the great videos! Get something besides the songs from the album. I’d kill for Make Me, Hot for Teacher, Straight Ahead… any that aren’t on the album!!!

  • kathrynTX

    ARGH. I’m dying here. I have to wait until APRIL to see them! I’ll just have to survive on audio/video until then. It will be tough but I can do it. I have an iPod, I can listen at work, in my car, at home. I can do it. I’ll be OK…sure I will….

    Thanks everyone here for all of this! I love it love it. David and this band are gonna be everything I thought LIVE, and more. I am so excited for them all. SO excited!

    When’s the next single hitting radio? Come on come on.

  • kimberann

    Oceana you are right.
    Simon Fuller has been at both Carrie and Chris concerts too.

  • cookcricket

    Whenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the next single hitting radio? Come on come on.

    Word was on DCO last night that a KC DJ said it was going to be “Declaration”. BUT, this is now, what, fourth hand info with no links. Also, no dates given at this time.

  • sunchick

    Seriously, A Daily AntheM kills me every time I watch it. And the only thing I like more than a smoking guitar solo is a kickass glow in the dark drum solo. Wow. So far sounds like two amazing concerts. I :wub_tb: this band.

  • hypertwink

    It’s not confirmed but Dc said that if the college tour was successful, they might expand to the West.

  • Layla

    Thanks to everyone for the links to the vids and those that shared. He his so effin’ awesome and his band just rocks…they are so tight. And Neal and Kyle…damn!

    THIS is the David I love seeing. It’s great that he does all the PR stuff- which he does with a smile on his face and the right atitude….but this is the milieu that suits him best.

    DC and the EEB are truly awesome. They are made of all kinds of win.

  • movin2thabeet

    Ready for some wild hard-rockin’ Dave? Hold on to your hats! Dave does Hot for Teachers here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXLGUU6c8UU

  • spanishfan

    Stop it – I like it……. Anybody have a video of Kiss on the Neck and Breathe Tonight?

  • leome

    Ready for some wild hard-rockinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ Dave? Hold on to your hats! Dave does Hot for Teachers here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXLGUU6c8UU

    That was unbeleveble! His vocals and stage presence just kill it.

    This is full Declaration from Tellahassee

  • ladymadonna


    ‘Hot For Teacher’ was recorded in 1983. Wonder if we’d be looking at the American Idol if Dave had opted for this instead of ‘Billie Jean’ for songs from the year you were born week. Now THAT, Simon, would have been brave. And I sure as shit would have still voted for him.

  • oceana

    He didn’t actually say “expand to the west,” he said “extend the tour,” but “the west” was implied because the questioner was asking him about the west I believe. I don’t want him to get in trouble later for something he didn’t say :)

    I’m a bit curious also about the MWK song being called a cover, since Dave, Andy, and Neal *were* the MWK. Since they’re doing their own song, is it a cover? I’ve been wondering about that since I saw it on DCO. I guess I don’t want it to seem like they’re doing a lot of covers.

  • oceana

    Whenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the next single hitting radio? Come on come on.

    I KNOW!! I’m almost feeling angry because the label hasn’t released it yet. Come on 19!! LOL

    Last night they sang LO towards the end of their set. Maybe they’re phasing it out in preparation for Declaration. I wonder if they’re tired of performing it yet. I’m tired of hearing it, though the live version is so much better than the single.

    I love that they’re doing I Did It For You both nights so far. I loved that song since the beginning. And oh, Avalanche, ADAM, KOTN, Heroes, and on and on, I love every song except LO …

  • cookcricket


    Some Billie Jean and Avalanche brought over from DCO, from last night.

  • mac

    “I feel sick I feel nervous!”…….. Barbasol from Tallahassee!

  • mac

    Straight Ahead from Biloxi.

  • oceana

    All these videos are so great, what a show. What a talent he is, and the band is awesome too.

  • EmmaJK

    Ok, “Hot for Teacher” was, um… hot. He just kills it onstage. Just imagine what he’ll be like with a year or so of touring under his belt, if he’s already this good.

    And then he does “Avalanche”, which is just so pretty. His VOICE.

    HUGE thanks to all who have provided links to all the songs. So much appreciated.

    Ack: A Daily Anthem from Biloxi.

    The ending. Guh.

  • daenarys

    Wow, I have no words for that ADAM vid at Biloxi *only tears*. Best. Concert. Ending. Evah!

    Here’s a fantastic quality high defBarBaSol from Biloxi. They could totally be the next Hair Band.

    This Band is sooooooooooooo frakking awesome from Day 1 of the tour. I’m skeered to even think about what they’ll be by the end. I think that last Tulsa show is gonna be the mother of all shows.

  • noctem seizure

    Of all the Analog Heart songs, he goes with Straight Ahead?!

    Very impressed, however, that they are already switching up the set list the second show in. This isn’t going to be like the AI tour evidently.

    Surprised there hasn’t been any press that has come out of either of these shows yet….

  • movin2thabeet

    I think David and the band are going to switch up the setlist throughout the tour, while of course focusing on the current album. I’m guessing that they’re working on building a good-sized catalogue of songs to choose from to keep it all interesting, and keep us guessing.

  • Lera

    The band and David did great, but at FSU when I saw how small the place was I started to get very worried, then Biloxi took some of that fear away!

    Rock on David and the Band!

  • cheese

    I’m thinking the setlist for the college shows is going to be shorter in general. If you’re charging $0, $5 or $10, you can easily get away with doing a 75 minute show. It’s turning into a long tour and David probably doesn’t want to be croaking his way through the latter half of it.

    I remember that some of Daughtry’s cheapo shows during his first solo tour were barely an hour long and I think that’s not unreasonable for a new artist with only one album’s worth of material.

  • Hazehel

    Nice view of the stage and the light show for Hot For Teacher –

  • mac

    Nice view of the stage and the light show for Hot For Teacher

    That is just the hottest song he has ever done. So I just decided I am changing professions to become a teacher. Who’s with me?????

  • golcook

    Some songs not posted above…






  • luci

    awesome vids. this person has almost all of the tour vids and in good quality

  • weareallinnocent

    Cool vids, everyone, thanks!

    Love hearing a little Analog Heart again. I don’t care which track!

  • TheTimi

    Unsure where to post this but thought this post would be apt as it’s the most recent Cookie entry. Thought this behind-the-scenes video from DavidCookOfficial.com was hee-larious! http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid9093001001/bctid10153389001

  • CookorHubbyHmm

    I’m having heart palpitations. Just lie to me and tell me that’s it’s gonna be alright.

    He needs to come to California immediately if not sooner.

  • DC_myguitarhero

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m having heart palpitations. Just lie to me and tell me thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s gonna be alright.

    He needs to come to California immediately if not sooner.

    I’m with you there! All these videos are just making me even more anxious. He NEEDS to come to California! It’s a big state, but any city will do! :happy_tb: