American Idol: James Durbin Announces Spring Tour

Press release announcing  American Idol alum, James Durbin’s upcoming tour with Buckcherry. There’s a date with Evanescence and a few solo gigs.

Season 10 American Idol finalist James Durbin has announced he will hit the road for his first-ever national tour this Spring in support of his Wind-Up Records debut album Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster.

Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster broke into the Top 10 on Billboard’s Rock Album chart at #8 and debuted at #36 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart. The disc is nearing the 100,000 sales mark, while his current single, “Love Me Bad,” recently cracked the Hot Adult Top 40 chart.

James Durbin waved the flag for rock music on American Idol. It was his devotion to rock that helped him overcome his private struggles with Tourette’s and Asperger’s syndrome. James touched the hearts of people everywhere while on the show, and is ready to rock for America again when he launches his tour on April 12 in Los Angeles at the famed Viper Room. James and his band will also open for Evanescence as well as various dates with Buckcherry through May and also perform at Rock On The Range music festival May 20.

Prior to rocking stages across America this Spring & Summer, James will return to the Idol stage Thursday, April 12 for a special live performance with his band. In addition, James has been nominated for a Golden Gods Award in the Best Lead Vocalist category and will also be a presenter on the show. The Golden Gods Awards will take place on April 11th at Club Nokia, Los Angeles, and – for the first time ever- the event will be broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages. Vote for James!

Revolver magazine recently named James one of the “100 Greatest Living Rock Stars” alongside other rock icons, including Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons and Dave Grohl. People magazine gave Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster 3 out of 4 stars saying “Durbin is one of the best voices to come out of Idol. His debut packs metallic muscle.” Rolling Stone also wrote about James, and the rocker made his late night television debut on Conan.

Here is where James is headed:

*Performance with Buckcherry
4/12 Los Angeles, CA The Viper Room
4/17 Austin, TX Stubbs with Evanescence
4/18 Corpus Christi, TX Brewster St. Ice House
4/21 Lubbock, TX Xfest Radio Show – Pavilion Stage at Lonestar Amy
4/24 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos*
4/25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live*
4/27 St. Louis, MO Pops Nite Club*
4/28 Concho, OK Lucky Star Casino*
5/11 Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom*
5/16 Winston Salem, NC Ziggys*
5/17 Baltimore, MD The Power Plant Live*
5/18 Huntington, NY Paramount*
5/19 Santa Cruz, CA Beach Boardwalk
5/20 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
5/21 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights*
5/23 Knoxville, TN Valarium*
5/24 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Live*
5/27 Carlsbad, NM Walter Gerels PAC*

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