David Cook – Virgin Megastore Album Release/Fan Appreciation Party at the Hard Rock Cafe NYC

It’s release day for David Cook’s debut post-idol album David Cook, and in celebration of the event, David performed an intimate concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City tonight for 300+ fans who waited in line this morning for wristbands at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square.

Set list, media, recaps and photos of the big night follow.

Update: – Watch this space – I’m updating with new stuff as I find it. I just posted a whole bunch of wire image photos, after the JUMP…

Set List:

  • “Heroes”
  • “Mr. Sensitive”
  • “Declaration”
  • “Lie”
  • “Life on The Moon”
  • “Bar-Ba-Sol”

Encore

  • “Little Lies”
  • “Light On”

Media and stuff

Photos, recap after the JUMP…

Wire Image photos:

I just heard from a fan who was there, and here are a few of her notes on what went down at the Hard Rock tonight:

David kicked off the show saying, “This is a lot more people than came to my last CD release, I can tell you that much, ” The set list included seven tracks from the new record — and a cover version of Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 hit “Little Lies.”

David, wearing a red button down shirt, tie, black vest and black pants, took the stage to the strains of JAY-Z’s “99 Problems.” He thanked his fans and told them that performing a concert on the same day his first major-label CD came out was a dream come true. He added that he felt like, “one of the luckiest men in the world.”

He seemed thrilled when he told the audience that the album was already #2 on the overall iTunes chart, and #2 on the rock iTunes chart.

As of 11:18 ET, the record is #1 on iTunes!

The fans already knew the words to the new songs, singing along, and even sang an entire chorus to “Light On” by themselves. David worked the small room, throwing picks into the audience, and shaking hands with the front row. It appeared to be a virtual love fest between David and the audience. He joked, “To quote Christine Aguilera, it keeps getting better.”

David and the band sounded great, not pitchy, particularly on the difficult-to-sing “Light On”.

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