Idol Headlines for 04/17/10

GLAAD Media Awards Presented in Los Angeles April 17; Lambert Performs

“American Idol” finalist and former Wicked star Adam Lambert performs at the 21st Annual GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards in Los Angeles April 17 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

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The cast of “Glee” and “Mad Men” star Bryan Batt will also appear at the ceremony; those shows are nominated in the Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series categories, respectively. Lambert is up for Outstanding Music Artist for his “For Your Entertainment” album.

Playbill

John Fogerty to Join Carrie Underwood for ACM Performance

Put him in, coach. He’s ready to play. That’s what I keep thinking now that I know John Fogerty is going to be performing with Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley on the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 18). I don’t know exactly what they’re going to sing together, just that the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be joining country’s finest for what will be a showstopper.

CMT.com

BritWeek Gala Dinner Honoring Sir Richard Branson features a Performance from David Archuleta

BritWeek is privileged to welcome Sir Richard Branson as guest of honor at the star-studded annual Gala Dinner, which will be held in the elegant Ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The evening will feature many surprise guests, a performance by singing sensation David Archuleta, and a live auction that includes some once-in-a-lifetime travel packages. Proceeds from this evening will benefit two extraordinary charities: Save the Children and Virgin Unite.

Britweek

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Kris Allen — A Window Into My Crotch

After getting through his first set without any hardware malfunctions
, the “American Idol” champ returned to the stage at the end of the show to perform “Hey Jude” — with his zipper down.

Check out his reaction when someone in the audience tells him to XYZ — priceless.

TMZ

Is reality-show voting rigged? Well, sort of …

Television’s latest, greatest mystery isn’t about how “Lost” will end, or whether anyone on “American Idol” will finally show some personality. Instead, it’s this: Just how in the world is Kate Gosselin still on “Dancing With the Stars”?

Weekly, Gosselin’s dancing has dismayed even elephants. Yet, week after week she keeps coming back despite dismal ratings from judges.

Such behavior has raised a few eyebrows, ones that usually lift after the finale of “American Idol, ” when an Adam Lambert loses to a Kris Allen. But “Dancing’s” higher (and “Idol”-surpassing) recent ratings, along with Gosselin’s strange success, have made it a magnet for attention. Could someone be cooking those votes?

MSNBC

Forget Simon — ‘Idol’s’ all about Ryan now

The underlying story on “American Idol” this season is the pending departure of Simon Cowell, the acerbic British judge who has been the face of the show since his first withering takedown of a quivering-lipped auditioner eight years ago. Speculation has naturally centered on his replacement, with the implied assumption that the new Simon will play as critical a role as the current one does.

Forget it. There’s no chance his replacement is going to be Howard Stern or any other big name who would seize the spotlight. It’s already apparent what “Idol” is going to be once Simon is gone next year: The Ryan Seacrest show.

MSNBC

CARRIE’S “PLAY ON TOUR” TO CONTINUE WITH ADDITIONAL SHOWS THROUGH END OF 2010

Ever the charitable soul, Underwood will be donating 36 cents of every ticket sold for the fall tour dates to Save the Children’s United States Programs. This initiative was inspired by the “36 cents” written in the lyrics of her album track “Change” which addresses how even the smallest bit of spare change that one might have can add up to make a difference and help “change” the world. Fans can see Underwood perform this song, “Change, ” on Idol Gives Back this Wednesday, April 21 on FOX. Save the Children is also a beneficiary of Idol Gives Back, and is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.

Tickets for the newly announced fall dates will go on sale beginning Saturday, April 24th at 10am – please see local venues for specific information. The “Play On Tour” is Presented by AEG Live.

The updated tour itinerary below reflects the full schedule of shows, including the new fall leg. Please go to www.carrieunderwood.fm/events for up-to-date tour information.

***Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia to appear as special guest opening acts

CarrieUnderwood.fm

Underwood Living Her Dream, Adores Her Fans

Carrie Underwood is taking the music world by storm. Since winning American Idol a few years ago, she’s become a major star.

Now, the girl from Oklahoma is poised to have a big night at the Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday.

KDKA’s David Highfield recently had a chance to talk with her when she visited Pittsburgh a few weeks ago.

KDKA

Friday ACM Rehearsal Not-Quite-Live Blog: Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Reba

6:28 p.m. Just learned that the Miranda/Carrie number I saw the stand-ins rehearsing before dinner is a cover of a John Fogerty song. And you might recall that Miranda Lambert at one point had a Fogerty cover in her set list. And you might be able to divine from that information what song she and Carrie are doing. And you might recall a little something about John Fogerty being a part of the show this year. And now your interest might be piqued.

7:53 p.m. Carrie starts her first run of “Temporary Home.” She’s wearing a plaid shirt, jeans, boots, and standing planted strong in the center of the stage, belting it out. The outfit doesn’t match the song, but her voice sure does. I have never once seen Carrie Underwood pull back vocally just because she’s in rehearsal. Rehearsal is for chumps. Do, or do not — there is no try for Carrie Underwood.

8:03 p.m. Carrie is laying into “Temporary Home” with such force that the microphone actually shorts out briefly. I’m taking that as a sign that my night here is done. Carrie won’t be doing interviews, nor will Rascal Flatts, who are the last act scheduled for today. Meanwhile, there’s a party on Fremont Street and I want to go see Lady Antebellum rock their neon socks off.

Entertainment Weekly

EXCLUSIVE: Octo-Mom Is The Punch Line Of A Skit On American Idol

Nadya’s attorney, Jeff Czech, revealed to RadarOnline.com details of the hilarious spoof: Jonah Hill and Russell Brand from the new movie Get Him To The Greek are given an assignment to get celebrities to man phones for the Idol event.

They think they did a great job by snagging Tom Cruise and Marilyn Monroe look-a-likes, Coolio – and, yes, you guessed it, Octo-Mom!

RadarOnline

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Vegas Week: Tyce Diorio brings in the broadway

It’s early evening in Las Vegas and the remaining contestants have pushed past ballroom and are now on to broadway with Emmy-winning choreographer Tyce Diorio, assisted by Season 4 standout, Courtney Galiano.

Galiano has not been named as a returning all-star for Season 7, but executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe did tell me Thursday that there are more slots open, so it’s still a possibility.

Zap2it.com

Allison Iraheta Sets The Record Straight

TERRA EXCLUSIVE! Salvadorian-American singer, Allison Iraheta, who participated in season 8 of ‘American Idol, ‘ appears in this weekend’s Mun2 news special, ‘The New America.’ This hour-long show, which focuses on the diversity of U.S. Latinos, including your favorite celebrities, is part of a year-long campaign raising awareness around the census. The show airs this Saturday, April 17th at 3:30p.m. ET/ 2:30 p.m. CT/ 9p.m. PT. I caught up with Allison to ask her about the special and get the scoop on ‘American Idol.’ Click the ‘next’ arrow to read more…

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Astoria (Hearts) ‘Big Mike’ Lynche from American Idol

MYFOXNY.COM – American Idol contestant Michael “Big Mike” Lynche has a big voice and a big talent that have helped to make him a household name.

Music has been the song in his heart since he was just a boy. So four years ago, he left Florida to chase his big dream to New York, moving to Astoria, Queens.

He got a job as a waiter at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Times Square, with a view of the Nokia Theater. He says he would look at the theater and wish he could make to its stage one day.

MyFOXNy

Season 9 Top 9 Idols Discuss Song Choice

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221 Comments

  1. Danny performed in a front of a huge crowd last night in Las Vegas at an ACM concert on Fremont Street.
    Here are some pics of the crowd and him from last night:

    http://www.life.com/image/98509672

    http://www.life.com/image/98509659

    http://www.life.com/image/98509631

    http://www.life.com/image/98509371

    There are several more pics from him at the concert at Life.com

    http://www.life.com/search/?type=images&q0=danny+gokey&date=lastday&k135138=Fremont+Street+Experience&page=1

  2. Yay, Adam! You go, and have fun tonight!! Be loud and proud~ :-)

  3. Any videos of this performance? Who else was performing last night because that’s one huge crowd.

  4. Congratulations Adam! Can’t wait to see the performance! Geez, I hate TMZ sometimes.

  5. I’m guessing Danny’s show had multiple artists because there looks to be many thousands of folks at this event.

    By the way Pulse has the Billboard Boxscores up which gives the numbers on all recent tours. Looks like Carrie and Daughtry are both putting up excellent numbers either selling out or close to at all their shows.

    However, the biggest audience numbers for an Idol go to Kelly Pickler because she was the opening act for Taylor Swift. And Taylor can really fill those stadiums.

  6. Any videos of this performance? Who else was performing last night because that’s one huge crowd.</

    Here are some videos of some of Danny's performances from Vegas Last night:

    "Like That's A Bad Thing"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM6_5Qb8vhg&feature=player_embedded

    "My Best Days"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmr5bK8pwj8&feature=player_embedded

    "I still Believe"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh81SyWXr9I&feature=player_embedded

    Danny was one of the opening acts for Lady Antebellum last night. And The Band Perry, Emily West, and David Nail were the other country artists that performed at the ACM concert in Vegas last night.

  7. LOL Kris and his open fly. He needs to parlay that story into one of his pee jokes.

    It seems like Kris is only touring/performing with really hot guys! Keith Urban and the guy from Lady Antebellum are both very nice looking as of course is Kris. If Kris’s peeps are smart, they should put together a calendar from Kris’s shows. I bet it will sell like hotcakes during Christmas. :)

  8. Danny seems to be hitting the performance circuit hard. How is Danny’s single doing? I would suspect it would gain some traction on the AC charts?

  9. Danny seems to be hitting the performance circuit hard. How is Danny’s single doing? I would suspect it would gain some traction on the AC charts?

    It’s still in the Top 30 on Country at #28. It been hanging around like #28/#29 for the past few weeks. It still is gaining spins and some adds, even though it hasn’t seen a lot of movement up the chart in the past few weeks.

    It might could go up at least a couple of more spots if some songs go recurrent in the next couple of weeks. I don’t believe it’ gotten a lot of airplay on the AC chart.

  10. Here’s a much more “flattering” video of Kris performing with Cale:)

    That was a very nice video, thanks! I really like when Kris wears the dressier shirts like he does in this vid. He still looks casual, but he looks sharper. I still don’t think TT would be a good next single. I’m sticking with my vote of AWM, and not just because it’s on the Ford commercial, although that helps. I really like that song. I can see it as a hit on the radio this summer. To me, it has the “I’m on an adventure” vibe, which is what summer is all about.

  11. There were two stages at the ACM Fremont Street event. Danny was the only one on the Third Street stage with Lady A. I’m sure some people were there to get a good place to see Lady A or just because it was a high profile event, but Danny has a lot of fans and has drawn big crowds before — supposedly some 7000-7500 at that Jacksonville FL open area concert where he headlined recently, for one. So no surprise to me Danny can perform before and keep the attention of a big crowd like that.

    The other stage had Emily West, the Band Perry, and David Nail. Danny’s set was scheduled for 50 minutes, which was pretty good for that type of higher profile event, and longer than most of the others except Lady A of course.

    I don’t believe it’ gotten a lot of airplay on the AC chart.

    RCA hasn’t submitted MBD to radio except country stations. A few HAC and mixed format stations have played it on their own, but there is no strategy right now to go after crossover play for Danny. They seem completely focused on getting him rooted in the country genre as solidly as they can.
    Danny’s in positive spins today, on a week when some artists have dipped into negative numbers as radio play may be impacted by the ACM events. I do hope he’ll pick up a couple of spots when the week closes out.
    .
    Another photo gallery posted by US 99.5 country station in Chicago, from Danny’s performance Thursday night.

    http://us99country.radio.com/2010/04/16/photo-gallery-us99-5-live-country-with-danny-gokey/#photo-1

    A few photos show Gina Glocksen from s6 (?). Read from someone who was there that Gina said opening for Danny at the club was actually her first live show of that size.

  12. I don’t believe it’ gotten a lot of airplay on the AC chart.

    I wonder how much of an effort Danny’s peeps are making to push it as a crossover song? I think for Danny, the tour is really going to help sell his album because he didn’t have the buzz of putting out an album before the new AI season startred.

  13. I really hope Adam performs Fever or Master Plan tonight but who really know what he is going to do…lol I love being and Adam fan :) And I really hope we get a video. That should be a fun night.

  14. Okay, Danny opening for Lady A explains that massive crowd. Thanks for the info. And I don’t see any signs of them trying to cross Danny over at all. They’re completely focusing every thing on making him country.

  15. WWFM up to #7 on iTunes now!!!

    I’m very surprised that it’s still moving up. I thought it would have started to drop last night. Adam should have some good download numbers for the single and it should go platinum in about two weeks.

    Season 8 is turning out to be pretty successful for the top 3. I think all three of them are going to do well on their tours. I also think the top 3 also put out very solid albums. I hope Allison gets a lift from her tour.

  16. Yay for Adam performing tonight. I saw on the GLAAD website that these awards are broken down into three ceremonies (?): one in New York, which already took place, the one tonight, and then one in early June in San Francisco. Does anyone know if the award Adam’s up for will be presented tonight or in June (or am I totally misunderstanding the way the GLAAD awards work – LOL)?

    OT – Adam must be getting another little bump from VH1 because it appears WWFM is up to #7 on I-tunes. Love those bumps!

  17. Ok I just looked on Itunes and on the Top 100 singles it shows
    WWFM at #7

    I have noticed that what i see it always different from what people post…so where do you guys look???

  18. Wow! WWFM passing Rude Boy on itunes! I am surprised he moved up again this morning.

  19. I wonder how much of an effort Danny’s peeps are making to push it as a crossover song? I think for Danny, the tour is really going to help sell his album because he didn’t have the buzz of putting out an album before the new AI season startred.

    I think that right now his label is more focused on trying to get him settled and established as a country artist. I don’t think that they are really focused on trying to have him crossover right now. I think that the tour with Sugarland is going to help Danny out too. I think that it will be a good opportunity for him to expand his fanbase. And hopefully help him out with album sales as well.

  20. I do believe the award that Adam is nominated for is presented at the LA ceramony. Mainly because its an entertainment award and its in LA…hahaha but it could be presented at the SF. He is up agaisnt Lady Gaga so she will probably win it since she has been in the biz longer. Pretty cool that he was nominated though :)

  21. Okay, Danny opening for Lady A explains that massive crowd. Thanks for the info. And I don’t see any signs of them trying to cross Danny over at all. They’re completely focusing every thing on making him country.

    I wouldn’t put all the credit for the crowd to Lady A. They are very hot right now, but I’d expect Danny had his share of fans there, plus fans who like both Danny and Lady A. And the event itself is a big draw, so it was a nice credit to Danny that he was invited to perform on that stage.

    Down the road, assuming Danny’s career continues to build nicely I do think Danny’s team may try some crossover to HAC and/or the Christian stations. But not right now, they are really working the Nashville / country radio and media constituencies almost exclusively.

    There were a number of people there for the event last night from country media, tweeting about it. I liked these comments from the scene, especially the second one from Country Weekly :)

    countryweekly: Up next at fremont street, former american idol finalist danny gokey. Big, big crowd
    countryweekly: @dannygokey is singing his a** off on fremont street. To quote cw colmnist @stormewarren ‘damn’

    ACMAwards: Great crowd on 3rd Street now. They are loving @dannygokey ! #acmlive
    ACMAwards: @dannygokey is killin’ it on Fremont!

    Another pic from the event
    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98509677/Getty-Images-Entertainment

  22. Carrie and Miranda will be doing Travelin Band by CCR. They performed it without rehearsal at the General Jackson Boat Show that Sony does. Here’s the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50hoYUXcKPs

    I’m excited we’ll get to see a new performance of this on TV! Plus Carrie’s singing Temporary Home and Miranda’s singing The House That Built Me which are IMO among the best singles of their careers. I’m hoping for a great night for my 2 favorites in country music!

  23. That’s cool that Adam’s song is now #7 on Itunes. He should have some really nice download sales when the numbers come out on Wednesday. :)

  24. Daughtry’s average attendence was 6200 people during march shows. So when somebody tells me Adam will be performing in 5000 venues i think i can laugh….2000? yes that sounds more realistic…

  25. smeggingnuts:
    04/17/2010 at 11:40 am

    I do believe the award that Adam is nominated for is presented at the LA ceramony. Mainly because its an entertainment award and its in LA…hahaha but it could be presented at the SF. He is up agaisnt Lady Gaga so she will probably win it since she has been in the biz longer. Pretty cool that he was nominated though :)

    Thanks — that’s what I’m guessing, too; LA would just make sense. I also think GaGa will probably get it, but cool that he’s getting these nods so soon in his career.

  26. So when somebody tells me Adam will be performing in 5000 venues i think i can laugh….2000? yes that sounds more realistic…

    I thought the venue sizes were more around 3,000. I think he, in addition to the other two acts, could fill that. The prices need to be reasonable though.

  27. Hi! Checking in from the Bahamas!!! We ran into Kris’s drummer (Ryland) and bass player (Chris Torres) at around 2 a.m. in the casino bar last night. Both very nice guys — we talked to them for more than 2 hours! Neither one knows what the 2nd single is (or if they do, they’re not saying).

  28. I don’t believe for a second that the votes on reality tv shows are rigged. Of course the producers are trying to influence the audience certain way (it’s their show afterall), but if it fails, they just go with the votes. Or at least i think.
    I think i’d might vote for Kate if i watched the show….who knows

  29. I can’t believe WWFM is still climbing on iTunes! I guess sales numbers will include the remix downloads also? And #2 on VH1 is amazing. How long has this video been in the top 5, 6-7 weeks? I hope this translates to some good album sales also.

  30. smeggingnuts: I have noticed that what i see it always different from what people post…so where do you guys look???

    This is the source I use.

  31. haha this is a funny little article on what Adam said about what he does with the underwear that is thrown on stage. http://www.canada.com/business/fp/Under+where/2908089/story.html
    My favorite line is the last line rofl

    T he man they call Glambert gave a soliloquy worthy of Hamlet in Canada the other night when asked about that most abiding of concert traditions: panty-throwing!

    Asked in Vancouver about the underwear that’s often lobbed at him onstage, the break-out idol gave the keenest analysis I’ve heard from yet from a rock star. No, of course, he doesn’t actually take them, but, indeed, “that’s an interesting question,” he brow-furrowed to Entertainment Canada. “I mean, what do you do with the panties?’

    “You don’t know where they’ve been,” Adam Lambert went on. And “there’s really no place in my suitcase for spare panties so I tend to kind of acknowledge them and throw them back. I think it’s more about the act of throwing them than it is about the actual panties. It’s the gesture.”

    Or, put in other terms: It’s more about the panty’s journey than it is about the panty’s destination.

    sgovani@nationalpost.com———

  32. I don’t believe for a second that the votes on reality tv shows are rigged.

    I don’t think they are rigged. I think they would get into way too much trouble. The votes are what the votes are. The issue with the voting for AI (unlike DWTS) is the unlimited texting which is allowed only on one carrier. But I think the vote totals (when they actually tell us) are accurate.

  33. So when somebody tells me Adam will be performing in 5000 venues i think i can laugh….2000? yes that sounds more realistic…

    I thought the venue sizes were more around 3,000. I think he, in addition to the other two acts, could fill that. The prices need to be reasonable though.

    I think I heard the venues were around 3k also. Although, I think in certain areas, like NY and FL he and Orianthi could fill some 5k venues.

  34. And #2 on VH1 is amazing. How long has this video been in the top 5, 6-7 weeks?

    I believe that WWFM has now been in Top 3 for VH1 for 12 weeks now.

  35. Oh that panty story was funny! “what do you do with the panties?” LOL!

  36. I don’t know if the reality shows votes are rigged or not but have noticed this season and last some weird things. I voted for Katie and my text sent properly but no confirmation and she was eliminated. This happened to me too last year when I voted for Anoop and Adam and Kris on disco night got confirmation for Adam and Kris votes twice but not Anoop’s and he was eliminated. Has anyone else had this problem?

  37. believe that WWFM has now been in Top 3 for VH1 for 12 weeks now.

    12 weeks, really? I hadn’t thought it was that long. That is really good and now it is back up on iTunes as well.

  38. Organic:
    04/17/2010 at 12:01 pm
    And #2 on VH1 is amazing. How long has this video been in the top 5, 6-7 weeks?

    I believe that WWFM has now been in Top 3 for VH1 for 12 weeks now..

    wow 12 weeks…Go Adam!! I am so glad the video is still doing so well. I just wish they would have kept FYE going I love that video. But when they dropped it I knew they were making way for WWFM so I understand

  39. I think WWFM debuted on Vh-1 at #11. Since then, he has only fallen out of top 3 one time I believe.

  40. Anyone know how long a video is allowed on the countdown? wasn’t LLWD removed cuz it had been on the max number of weeks?

  41. Found on twitter a picture of Kris sighting in the Bahamas.twitpic.com/1gaqlg

  42. EWMichaelSlezak More on Bowersox/Iraheta/Glambert/Whoa later today but have to go Internet-free for a few hrs. (!!!)

    aww I’m a little let down I wanted to see flailing from Slezak about Allison touring this summer…hopefully we get it later like he says

  43. Adam is performing at Foxwoods MGM in June. Wikipedia information is that the seating capacity there is 4,000.

  44. For you Adam fans, here is the history of WWFM on VH1.

    Jan. 23 – 11
    Jan. 30 – 1
    Feb. 6 – 2
    Feb. 13 – 1
    Feb. 20 – 1
    Feb. 27 – 2
    March 6 – 3
    March 13 (Switched to Unplugged Version) – 1
    March 20 – 3
    March 27 – 1
    April 3 – 2
    April 10 – 3
    April 17 (Original mv) – 2

  45. Thanks wordnerdarchie! I thought he dropped to #4 one week. Glad to see I was wrong!

  46. That’s a really nice picture of the crowd from last night in Vegas that Danny posted on Twitter. That picture shows an even better view of how huge the crowd in Vegas from last night was.

  47. Daughtry’s average attendence was 6200 people during march shows. So when somebody tells me Adam will be performing in 5000 venues i think i can laugh….2000? yes that sounds more realistic

    I’m confused. Earlier a Daughtry fan said that Daughtry opened up for Bon Jovi on their first tour? Which is it?

  48. Nothing to be confused about. Daughtry started out doing small clubs, then opened for Bon Jovi the bands first year out. It took 3 years to do their own headlining tour where its averaging about 6,000 people. Even Carrie didnt start out headlining in 5,000 venues (she too was an opening act) which is why some people find it odd for Adam.

  49. Pop
    14 13 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 4758 5252 -494 24.433
    25 30 DAUGHTRY Life After You 1993 2617 -624 8.769
    42 38 KELLY CLARKSON All I Ever Wanted 1150 1278 -128 3.711
    101 95 KRIS ALLEN Heartless 52 50 +2 0.458
    120 150 ALLISON IRAHETA Scars 16 32 -16 0.014
    364 234 KRIS ALLEN No Boundaries 5 3 +2 0.02
    227 243 BLAKE LEWIS Heartbreak On Vinyl 5 6 -1 0.016

    Hot AC
    3 4 DAUGHTRY Life After You 3532 3739 -207 17.675
    5 5 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dyin… 3422 3667 -245 16.366
    11 9 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 2940 2773 +167 15.4
    17 14 KELLY CLARKSON All I Ever Wanted 1731 1548 +183 7.956

    AC
    3 3 KELLY CLARKSON Already Gone 1923 1936 -13 15.741
    13 10 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dyin… 499 361 +138 5.113
    14 14 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 400 335 +65 5.561
    15 15 DAUGHTRY Life After You 355 308 +47 2.559
    42 28 WILL YOUNG Leave Right Now 58 31 +27 0.173

    Country
    8 12 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Temporary Home 2971 3868 -897 20.849
    28 28 DANNY GOKEY My Best Days Are Ahe… 1346 1283 +63 8.732
    46 40 BUCKY COVINGTON A Father’s Love (The… 441 331 +110 1.594

    Active Rock
    50 44 WE ARE THE FALLEN Bury Me Alive 179 127 +52 0.233

    Christian AC
    32 30 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dyin… 215 191 +24 1.095
    44 37 PHIL STACEY Some Kind Of Love 86 68 +18 0.351

  50. 120 150 ALLISON IRAHETA Scars 16 32 -16 0.014
    364 234 KRIS ALLEN No Boundaries 5 3 +2 0.02

    Ouch for Allison :(
    I know it’s only 5 spins, but have to lol that some station is playing NoBo…

  51. yay for WWFM #7 in itune and #2 in vh1. in vh1 they show the original mv, not the unplugged one.

    don’t know how many weeks a song is allowed in the roster.when LLWD is pulled, ppl said it’s to for Kris new mv. but we don’t even know what the next single is let along if there will be an mv for it. so i tend to believe there is a max week a song can be in vh1 20 countdown.

    eta: hope there will be some pic and vid from glaad and there will be a plane to GB by monday.

    etaa: daughtry’s comparison is confusing for those who don’t follow him.

  52. don’t know how many weeks a song is allowed in the roster.when LLWD is pulled, ppl said it’s to for Kris new mv. but we don’t even know what the next single is let along if there will be an mv for it. so i tend to believe there is a max week a song can be in vh1 20 countdown.

    It has been noted on various other threads that videos are pulled from the VH1 Top20 Countdown after 20 weeks on the chart.

  53. Based on Billboard boxscores here’s the average numbers for Daughtry’s tour and Carrie’s tour of 2010.

    Daughtry
    13 concerts
    94.0% attendance
    Average attendance: 5,780
    Average capacity: 6,149
    Average gross: $237,016

    The Foxwoods concert pulls his average attendance down because Foxwoods only holds around 3900 people and that’s less than Daughtry’s attendance average. But the Foxwoods gross is higher than average for Daughtry.

    Drop out Foxwoods and Daughtry’s average attendance is 5,933 in 12 shows.
    Drop out Foxwoods and Daughtry’s average capacity is 6,333 in 12 shows.

    Carrie
    19 shows
    96.7% attendance
    Average attendance: 7,239
    Average capacity: 7,484
    Average gross: $360,614

  54. It has been noted on various other threads that videos are pulled from the VH1 Top20 Countdown after 20 weeks on the chart.

    Lots of songs get pulled before 20 weeks.

    Its supposed to be based on the HAC chart, so generally if a song starts falling on HAC it gets pulled from the countdown. It also seems to happen when a label is about to release a new single.

    It seems Kris got yanked a little early. The label could have said they were about to release number 2 then changed their minds, but the video had already been pulled, Who knows.

  55. Didn’t Cook headline his own tour? What was his venue size? I do think Adam’s venues will be closer to 3000 not 5000.

  56. Why are we comparing Daughtry’s 2010 attendance numbers to Adam’s?

  57. Why are we comparing Daughtry’s 2010 attendance numbers to Adam’s?

    I’m not. But I think the point some people were making is it took the best sellers from AI at least a couple albums before they took the chance of headlining arenas with 5k or more capacity. Even Kelly’s 1st Breakaway tour was only in 3-4k places, then she started playing bigger places as 2005 went on, and things went huge in 2006. Reasonably a new person like Adam would be expected to have smaller venues than that. I don’t know if that’s true though. Wasn’t Clay averaging that size on his own after the Independent Tour with Kelly?

    By the way other than the biggest casinos in Vegas and Atlantic City, most of them hold back a lot of tickets for comps to their high rollers so a higher percentage of the people at those shows aren’t going to be your average concertgoing fan.

  58. Did one of the Idol Headlines articles say something about Adam playing a 5000 seat venue or did someone in this thread? (I looked but didn’t see it.)

  59. I am definitely worry about not getting tickets for the Glam Nation Tour :(

    I was looking the Carrie Underwood’s website and I found “Only members of Carrie Underwood’s Official Fan Club get access to buy pre-sale tickets for Carrie’s Play On Tour ”

    I want an Adam Lambert Fan Club !!!

  60. student_Inlove:
    04/17/2010 at 2:07 pm
    I am definitely worry about not getting tickets for the Glam Nation Tour

    I was looking the Carrie Underwood’s website and I found “Only members of Carrie Underwood’s Official Fan Club get access to buy pre-sale tickets for Carrie’s Play On Tour ”

    I want an Adam Lambert Fan Club !!!

    Don’t worry Adam said he is working on putting one together for reasons like that. Concert pre-sales, first look at new music kinda stuff. He is still “working it out…..(he) won’t let you down” heheh

  61. smeggingnuts.. Thank you very much, you are a really kind person !!

  62. About Gaga, there is a poll in vh1 asking if Xtina is copying Gaga. This is the most wth poll i’ve seen.

  63. student_Inlove
    hehe np gotta spread the glitter :)

    And I just have to say OMFG I love that little snippet of I can’t let you go….i can’t stop listening to it. I wish it was longer..hmm say the whole song. I can’t believe I have to wait until May 3 to hear the whole thing. I hope I can buy just the single from the UK as much as I am a huge fan I don’t want to spend the shipping cost for another album overseas for 1 song.

  64. ‘I can’t let you go’ snippet sounds somehow like Aftermath. Did Adam co-write it as well?

  65. BTW I never heard that Adam was going to be selling to 5K venues I heard the venues were 3-4K which I think is more then reasonable for him to sell. Especially with Orianthi and Allison on the ticket. He has had no trouble selling that amount so far…I know that those were individual and people were clamoring to get tickets to one of his first shows but still. He did Sell 5K for the New Years Eve gig. Anyway. I think 3-4K venues is not going to be a problem for him to sell and I think as the tour progresses 5K will be a possibility too. Visually Adam is one of the best. Even people who don’t really love him love seeing him live. Time and Time again people during the AI tour said his segment was the best or one of the best parts of the show. Even those who did not like him that much (but were honest with themselves) Those were 10-12-15K seating venues. Large part there for Adam. But will see this is just my opinion.

  66. Didn’t Cook headline his own tour? What was his venue size? I do think Adam’s venues will be closer to 3000 not 5000.

    Yes, Cook headlined his tour. He toured for 10+ months non-stop and played a wide variety of venues (capacities ranging from a 350 person club to festival crowds of 15,000+), and he did sell out some 5000 seat theaters along the way. But the average venue size across all 150+ shows was ~2700.

  67. Wow.. LLWD has now been a Top 10 hit in 3 different formats (pop, AC, HAC) and still moving up on the Christian AC charts. Congrats Kris.

    Also.. Who the heck is spinning Heartless and No Boundaries??

  68. jmom376 I don’t know but I started laughing when I saw NB on there.Well that song never die. And boy LLWD sure is the song that just won’t die.So funny but wonderful.

  69. Adam just tweeted Neil about last night so funny. @negativeneil well jeez I woulda gotten you a piano if you had just asked! :) the telethon is pretty clever though. Yay Twitter and paypal!

  70. Yes, Cook headlined his tour. He toured for 10+ months non-stop and played a wide variety of venues (capacities ranging from a 350 person club to festival crowds of 15,000+), and he did sell out some 5000 seat theaters along the way. But the average venue size across all 150+ shows was ~2700.

    It sounds like Adam’s tour might be somewhat similar (but much shorter – and hence probably not targeting the really small venues) to Cooks. It doesn’t sound like Cook had problems selling out shows of 2700. With Adam having two opening acts on tour with him, I think his tour will be fine and he should be able to fill 3000 seat shows.

  71. By the way other than the biggest casinos in Vegas and Atlantic City, most of them hold back a lot of tickets for comps to their high rollers so a higher percentage of the people at those shows aren’t going to be your average concertgoing fan.

    That happens in Atlantic City even when concerts are at other venues such as beautiful old Boardwalk Hall. Casinos buy blocks of tickets so they can comp them to special customers. They did that when the Idol Tour was there.

  72. Adam justed tweeted again Looking forward to the GLAAD awards tonight! I may just have to swish it up a bit. :)

  73. I think 3-4 venues is not going to be a problem for him to sell

    Yeah 3K or so seems reasonable, especially with Orianthi on the bill. Does anyone have an idea what the ticket prices will be?

    Popular past idols can typically sell out medium size venues into the following Fall-ish, right?. I would be looking at what size venues Archie did… he also has a pop hit and a devoted following. Adam’s opening act is much more high profile than Archie’s so Adam should be able to pull a bit more people.

  74. WWFM is #6 on ITUNES regular song chart and it is #7 on Amazon’s download chart. It would be awesome if it reaches number 1.

  75. mom376:
    04/17/2010 at 2:40 pm

    Wow.. LLWD has now been a Top 10 hit in 3 different formats (pop, AC, HAC) and still moving up on the Christian AC charts. Congrats Kris.

    Also.. Who the heck is spinning Heartless and No Boundaries??

    Wow that is really great news for Kris and there is a good chance he will go top ten in Christian Charts so that will be 4 different formats…woohoo….oh and LOL on the Heartless and No Boundaries…To me it shows radio wants a new single from him too so they are playing even the craptastic No Boundaries. Heartless I get them playing NO Boundaries well no words…. :lol:

  76. KAT80:
    04/17/2010 at 2:53 pm

    WWFM is #6 on ITUNES regular song chart and it is #7 on Amazon’s download chart. It would be awesome if it reaches number 1.

    OMG that is great news too….I love when we get good news for both Kris and Adam.

    I just checked and my live feed says its still at #7 What list are you looking at or is it the Canadian chart that he is #6 because he is #6 on that chart. But Hey #6 in Canada and #7 in the USA is great news.

  77. dhunken:

    I go into http://www.apple.com/euro/itunes/charts/top10songs.html and it gives the top 10 for most countries, including USA. Is there a more up to date list? Right now WWFM sits at: # 5 Australia, #6 in Canada, US, New Zealand, and Sweden, and #9 in Finland. If you have a better web address, let me know. The song is selling well so hopefully it will reach platinum status soon. Also, how do you put a quote in front of a message. I am kinda new to this. Thanks.

  78. I just checked and my live feed says its still at #7 What list are you looking at or is it the Canadian chart that he is #6 because he is #6 on that chart. But Hey #6 in Canada and #7 in the USA is great news.

    WWFM is #6 on the iTunes chart that omits explicit songs. This one, for example.

  79. KAT80:
    04/17/2010 at 3:21 pm

    dhunken:

    I go into http://www.apple.com/euro/itunes/charts/top10songs.html and it gives the top 10 for most countries, including USA. Is there a more up to date list? Right now WWFM sits at: # 5 Australia, #6 in Canada, US, New Zealand, and Sweden, and #9 in Finland. If you have a better web address, let me know. The song is selling well so hopefully it will reach platinum status soon. Also, how do you put a quote in front of a message. I am kinda new to this. Thanks.

    Well your link is fantastic to view how well the song or any song for the matter is doing worldwide I use this link as it is a live feed for the US overall chart only (top 150) http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wpa/MRSS/topsongs/sf=0343441/limit=150/rss.xml

    This link for the top 150 Albums http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wpa/MRSS/topsongs/sf=0343441/limit=150/rss.xml

    It is updated every minute. So You just refresh for a more updated picture but Thanks for your link I can now view worldwide standings at a glance. Itunes anyway

    I noticed your link does not have Rude boy in the top 10. Maybe explicit songs are not included. But Rude Boy is below WWFM so that would not be the cause. MMMMM interesting I see that its Airplanes that is on my feed and not yours. Wonder why?

  80. jmom376:
    04/17/2010 at 2:40 pm

    Wow.. LLWD has now been a Top 10 hit in 3 different formats (pop, AC, HAC) and still moving up on the Christian AC charts. Congrats Kris.

    Also.. Who the heck is spinning Heartless and No Boundaries??

    I know these are small numbers at limited stations, but would this indicate in any way that there are stations out there anxious to spin something from him?

  81. cookcricket:
    04/17/2010 at 3:42 pm

    jmom376:
    04/17/2010 at 2:40 pm

    Wow.. LLWD has now been a Top 10 hit in 3 different formats (pop, AC, HAC) and still moving up on the Christian AC charts. Congrats Kris.

    Also.. Who the heck is spinning Heartless and No Boundaries??

    I know these are small numbers at limited stations, but would this indicate in any way that there are stations out there anxious to spin something from him?

    That’s what I am thinking too. They really should work on getting his next single announced and released to the radio stations.

  82. Packers / Danny bromance continues, lol — but funny that he questions “if” Danny is still a packer fan. bet Danny freaked if he’s read this one

    AaronRodgers12: @dannygokey u can’t hide from me danny. Heard ur in Vegas, if ur still a packer fan hit me up
    24 minutes ago via Twitterrific
    Reply Retweet

  83. Mj will u be posting a separate thread for the GLAAD awards tonight?

  84. Kris’s concert tonight starts at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. We were told that it is going to be a 75-minute set.

  85. girlygirl:
    04/17/2010 at 4:20 pm

    Kris’s concert tonight starts at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. We were told that it is going to be a 75-minute set.

    Wow! That is a long set. Maybe if they need to fill up time he will do a couple of acoustic songs. Have an awesome time tonight.

  86. Popular past idols can typically sell out medium size venues into the following Fall-ish, right?. I would be looking at what size venues Archie did… he also has a pop hit and a devoted following. Adam’s opening act is much more high profile than Archie’s so Adam should be able to pull a bit more people.

    I’m sure some Archie fan who is more enterprising than me will have actual numbers (heh), but my general recollection is that the venues he played on his solo tour last spring averaged about 2000-2500. He also played a few shows at the E Center in Salt Lake which would have been much larger than that.

    I didn’t realize Orianthi was so popular, although I’ve at least heard of her before, as opposed to some of Archie’s opening acts. And I like Allison, but I doubt she will be a big draw considering her album sales. It will be interesting to see the sizes of the venues they go with for this tour and how it sells.

  87. I didn’t realize Orianthi was so popular, although I’ve at least heard of her before, as opposed to some of Archie’s opening acts.

    I think Micheal Jackson fans know who she is, plus she had a hit song, so I’m thinking she’s good for a few hundred or so more tickets. I guess. 3-500 per show maybe? What do y’all think?

    to the people stuck on making comparisons, i quess the above shows times have changed and they are many other variables to consider before making comparison.

    Now see this is what I’m talking about. The OP said something along the lines of “Adam’s just starting out so he’ll do smaller venues than Daughtry is currently doing.” – but with a bit of snark. You just said pretty much the same thing, but you said it like some big insult of Adam had occurred and you must defend him. I don’t get it.

  88. Girlygirl: Us Kris fans are missing you. We keep on forgetting to post Kris news here.. Thank you for everything you do.

  89. I think Micheal Jackson fans know who she is, plus she had a hit song, so I’m thinking she’s good for a few hundred or so more tickets. I guess. 3-500 per show maybe? What do y’all think?

    I think I don’t know enough about the specifics of Orianthi’s drawing power to even hazard a guess. But those putting Adam’s tour together and others they are consulting with probably do. I know how I’d like to see his tour turn out, but details such as venue size are probably better left in the hands of pros. They have access to inside data that I don’t. :)

  90. what success? you mean the album nos he could not reenact the second time around?

    Hm… I’d be interested to see how many albums that came out around the time of Daughtry’s second album have hit platinum… I’ll be willing to bet it’s a pretty selective club. Yes, times have changed w.r.t. album sales, which is precisely why I think Daughtry’s second album is pretty successful relative to his peers today. It’s not as successful as his first album for sure, but I think it’s doing quite well. Is there a next single planned?

  91. Are they live streaming Adam’s soun check? Just saw a tweet about it.

    RT wcruz73: Watching Adam’s sound check! He’s going to be sick!!! 2 minutes ago via web

  92. It’s not as successful as his first album for sure, but I think it’s doing quite well. Is there a next single planned?

    ITA with your analysis of Daughtry’s album sales. And I would be very surprised if they don’t release another single. What are they on for this album, number two? The man is a veritable hit machine.

  93. Some numbers for Carrie and Daughtry’s recent tours. I didn’t include every gig but just a sample. They seem to play generally 6-7K venues but Carrie makes more $ because her ticket prices are higher.

    39 Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia Petersen Events Center
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    April 1, 2010
    $359,210
    7,360 /
    7,954
    1 /
    0
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    41 Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia Rockford MetroCentre
    Rockford, Ill.
    April 10, 2010
    $338,340
    6,748 /
    6,748
    1 /
    1
    $55, $35
    AEG Live/NiteLite Promotions

    44 Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia Schottenstein Center
    Columbus, Ohio
    April 6, 2010
    $319,140
    6,516 /
    6,516
    1 /
    1
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    53 Daughtry, Lifehouse, Cavo Joe Louis Arena
    Detroit, Mich.
    April 10, 2010
    $233,102
    6,056 /
    6,056
    1 /
    1
    $39.50, $29.50
    AEG Live

    54 Daughtry, Lifehouse, Cavo Schottenstein Center
    Columbus, Ohio
    April 9, 2010
    $222,748
    5,745 /
    6,114
    1 /
    0
    $39.50, $29.50
    AEG Live

    Daughtry’s 2nd album hit platinum after about 8 months. It hasn’t taken a year. There is one absolute rule of Idol. The first album always sells the most and then each successive album sell less. Only one exception in the entire history of American Idol (Kelly Clarkson’s 2nd.) She hasn’t been so lucky lately.

  94. I think Micheal Jackson fans know who she is, plus she had a hit song, so I’m thinking she’s good for a few hundred or so more tickets. I guess. 3-500 per show maybe? What do y’all think?

    Well, her album sales have been pretty weak, so it’s not like there’s a burning fanbase right now. I honestly think her two core constituencies (hard-core guitar player fans and power-pop loving teen/tween girls) are not going to snap up that many tickets just because she’s the opener.

    If she were opening for Jeff Beck, on the one hand, or the Veronicas/Avril Lavigne on the other, I think it would be more likely to pick up a few extra tickets. But it doesn’t strike me as the kind of reinforcing bill (say, a Maxwell/Jill Scott) that really aids the headliner.

  95. I don’t know what type of venues Adam will be playing at, I am just glad his record company has enough confidence in him, to allow him to headline his own tour. I am amazed by what I have read and heard Adam say about his relationship with RCA/19 Entertainment. They seem to think he has a lot of potential and are giving him the resources to showcase his talents.

    Totally stoked that he’s charting in several countries, especially the US and Canada. Looks like he’s heading for 3x platinum for WWFM in Canada. I can’t wait for him to reach a million sold for WWFM here in the States.

  96. I think Adam will likely play a variety of different sized venues, from ones that seat less than 500 to oes that seat 5000+. But given that he’s still a new artist and that Orianthi and Allison are new artists (and without huge fanbases if you look at album sales) as well, it makes sense to not book a lot of the bigger (5000+) venues which might be more difficult to fill. Venues between 1000-2500 in size would likely be the best bet. Maybe with the occasional larger venue thrown in.

    Likewise, I think when Kris’s tour starts in June, he’ll be playing a variety of different sized venues, but probably with fewer of the larger sized ones than Adam will likely play. Bringing in a big crowd for a one-off event is a lot different thatn selling out venues night after night on a long tour, so management is likely to keep on the conservative side when it comes to booking venues. Better to fill up a smaller venue than to play a half-full larger venue.

  97. I think a lot of the success of the tour is going to be on how it is reviewed. Allison is a great singer, orianthi is a great guitar player and Adam is a great singer and performer. Hopefully the tour will get some buzz based on positive reviews (if it gets positive reviews) and that will help sell it. I also hope the tickets are reasonable so it will be accessible to more people.

  98. I agree with everything in your post girlygirl. It’s better to book smaller venues and then add shows if need be then to not be able to fill the bigger venues.

  99. 3-500 per show maybe? What do y’all think?

    I think that’ll be overly ambitious. I do think the average attendance for David Cook tour was bumped up by shows on fairs and festival where there were high number of captive audience who were there not because they were fans. Personally I’d guess that he can only comfortably draw audience of 1,500-2000 in a non-fair non-casino type situation where the attendees are actually for the most part fans of his (or friends and family dragged willingly or unwillingly along by his fans).

    I think ~2500 would be a very good number for Adam.

  100. i’m surprised wwfm still holding on at #7. glee songs have fallen out of top 10 for while and i thought wwfm had peaked at 8 yesterday.

  101. om
    To hit on what sma11ie asked, even with the huge decline in CD sales and in a time when only a handful of people are selling the millions Daughtry starting out selling..well, still. Daughtry’s debut spent MONTHS in the Top 10 of the BB200. Not the Top 100, not the Top 50, not the Top 20 but the Top 10 for several months. That’s how popular that album was..and yeah there are still some artists who have albums who have stayed there even with the drop in sales. No Idol except for Kelly has sold more with their followup album. Over 6 million albums sold and a string of Top 10 hits is a success. The discussion isn’t about Daughtry not replicating his first albums success but rather where he and Adam were at this same point in their careers and the way they were/are being introduced to touring. The comparison came up when the 5,000 seat venue was brought up somehow.

  102. I think ~2500 would be a very good number for Adam.

    I think it would be too, as would 2K, but that quote was 300-500 additional seats for Orianthi being the opener. And I think that’s overstating the impact, for the reasons I used before.

  103. Daughtry’s debut album stayed in the top 10 for something like six months straight. The only comparison this year would be Taylor Swift’s Fearless album. Or maybe Lady Gaga.

    Daughtry also had a major hit song on Top 40. However his first tour was small clubs. Then he opened for larger acts. I think if Archie could tour with1- 2K gigs, Adam should do fine in that range. I think it’s way too early for 5K gigs though. The album sales don’t support a tour that big.

  104. One of the people in our group was walking by the place where Kris is doing his concert and heard them sound checking Written All Over My Face — which IDT he has performed live in awhile. Of course he doesn’t perform everything he sound checks, but fingers crossed, because I really like this song and Kris performs it live really well

  105. Adam nor his band ever alluded to 5k venue. I’ve never even heard any of this fans posting 5k. When I mentioned 3-4k, that was even balked at. So a non-Adam fan must be throwing out there about the 5k venues. His Foxwood show is a 3900 capacity venue, so we’ll see if he can sell out there. Other than NYE, his Indio concert sold out with a 3500 capacity.

    I still think it should be 2500-4000.

  106. Interesting concert stats, jpfan. Both tours look to be doing well. The number of tickets Carrie is moving at the higher price point is pretty impressive in this economy.

    There is one absolute rule of Idol. The first album always sells the most and then each successive album sell less. Only one exception in the entire history of American Idol (Kelly Clarkson’s 2nd.) She hasn’t been so lucky lately.

    Yet hope springs eternal for Idol fans, right? History be damned. :)

    I think a lot of the success of the tour is going to be on how it is reviewed.

    Does anybody other than hardcore fans actually read concert reviews? Until I started paying attention to Idol fandom, the only concert reviews I ever read were in the paper the day after a show I’d already been to. Personally I don’t see reviews as a big selling point. Bottom line, people who want to see primarily Adam will buy tickets, others will probably pass.

  107. Wait, has Adam’s album sales been on par with Daughtry’s second album though? I am honestly asking because I don’t keep track of these two. FYE’s been out what, 5 months? How did Daughtry do after 5 months? But still, it doesn’t make sense to compare Adam’s first album with Daughtry’s second, firstly, because Adam’s 5 months included the holiday season, and Daughtry’s didn’t, I don’t think. More importantly, like jpfan said, when it comes to Idols, the first album post-show is the one that has the most immediate sales out of the gate (if not overall). Anyway, I’m not arguing that Adam isn’t successful– I’m just saying the folks who think Adam fell short of expectations while Daughtry has met expectations are not necessarily crazy in the head or biased. It just means their expectations and measures of success for Adam’s first album and Daughtry’s second differ. That’s allowed ;).

    I do think the average attendance for David Cook tour was bumped up by shows on fairs and festival where there is a certain number of captive audience who were there not because they were fans.

    I agree with that, but I also think the average attendance was skewed down significantly by the 4-month (or so) college tour, where he chose to play tiny 350-capacity venues at the height of his post-AI buzz. There were reports from those who booked those college shows that he turned down anything that wasn’t under 1000. So the numbers may be skewed up by the fairs, down by the college shows, and in the end, kind of a wash?

    I also have this theory, that if the Declaration tour had been like a 50-city tour in major metropolitan areas that was laid out at the start of the tour, he would’ve done fine in bigger venues. The fact that he played like 154 shows including LOTS of smaller ones in Podunk, USA was… an interesting choice, I guess.

  108. I think y’all have made convincing cases for why Orianthi would draw less than 300-500 additional people per venue. Her song is high profile but its sales (are her albums sales) are that strong so she may not have a large contingent of people willing ti plop down money to see her. So I guess maybe a few hundred additional would show up and that’s about it. I guess. I have no real idea. LOL

    Oh well, it will be something new to track.

  109. (The OP said “I laugh” at the prospect of Adam playing 5000 seat venues and made the Daughtry comparison. But who said he was playing 5000+ venues in the articles or the thread? I looked, couldn’t find it, which is why I asked where that originated. Still don’t know.)

    To me, Cook and Daughtry are more similar to each other than either of them are to Adam, so comparisons of either of them to him seem moot.

    Can’t WAIT to see Adam’s Red Carpet pics and performance from the GLAAD event tonite. I’m predicting he performs “Master Plan.” Or “Fever.” Or “AFtermath.”

  110. US 99.5 Country station out of Chicago has someone at the ACMs

    They just spoke to Danny and Carrie, posting pics of both here

    http://twitpic.com/photos/US99Chicago

    Sounds like Danny is recording interviews for his online ACM show later today

    Found @DannyGokey, he’s flipcamming interview. We’re taking pics of him taking pics of us. Trippy.
    .
    .
    Director of Seattle country station also there for a radio / media opportunity

    http://twitpic.com/1gd345 – Danny Gokey with us in Las Vegas!

    Danny Gokey…he’s so sweet! http://twitpic.com/1gcy9v

  111. Does anybody other than hardcore fans actually read concert reviews?

    I do. I actually finally flipped the switch on the Florence and the Machine album after reading a review of the NYC performance (well, that plus some word of mouth from friends).

    I think the impact isn’t huge, but it can make a casual reader fire up Youtube.

    More to the point, better reviews make for a better promotional kit for booking agents.

  112. Does anybody other than hardcore fans actually read concert reviews? Until I started paying attention to Idol fandom, the only concert reviews I ever read were in the paper the day after a show I’d already been to.

    You could be right. Before I had kids and I was able to go where I wanted when I wanted, I used to go to gigs, concerts, plays and movies based on reviews. But I do think if there is a good buzz about a concert and it’s coming to your town, you might get the local DJ’s on board, etc. If Rolling Stone, EW and other entertainment magazines give it a good review, it might entice a few to attend. But who knows? Certainly not me.

  113. The fact that he played like 154 shows including LOTS of smaller ones in Podunk, USA was… an interesting choice, I guess.

    I still believe that at least some of that was motivated by the desire to make it harder for the BSC types from the AI tour to camp follow. (Some did anyway, but I did see a fair number of casual fans at the few shows I attended.)

  114. CMT has posted a review from last night’s ACM concert

    http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1637276/lady-antebellum-fill-fremont-street-experience-at-free-acm-concert-in-las-vegas.jhtml

    Danny gets an excellent writeup

    Danny Gokey, the third-place finalist from last year’s American Idol, is also just getting started, but with a successful debut album, he already has a legion of fans who were pleased to hear “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me,” as well as his next single, “I Will Not Say Goodbye.” He’s a confident performer, belting out album cuts such as “Be Somebody,” “Get Away,” “I Still Believe” and “Life on Ya.” He also covered two of Rascal Flatts’ biggest hits, “What Hurts the Most” (which he had performed on American Idol) and “Life Is a Highway,” later tossing in Elvis Presley’s “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” to complement the old-school Las Vegas vibe.

    aww for any Carrie fans, from US99 again

    Darius Rucker gets more excited to see Carrie Underwood than anyone. It’s stinking adorable.

    And cute pics of Danny and Carrie each posing with one of the Chicago DJs

    http://cbswusn.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/img_1396.jpg

  115. I think if Archie could tour with 1- 2K gigs, Adam should do fine in that range. I think it’s way too early for 5K gigs though. The album sales don’t support a tour that big.

    Agreed. At this point, I honestly don’t see Adam selling out a lengthy tour of venues that are bigger than about 2K. The few one-off shows he’s already done aren’t truly representative of the type of crowds he can draw because fans were attending from all over the place.

    I think another factor in how well Adam’s tour sells will be the ticket prices. The tickets I’ve seen for his casino shows so far have been awfully expensive.

    The fact that he played like 154 shows including LOTS of smaller ones in Podunk, USA was… an interesting choice, I guess.

    Speaking as someone who lives in Podunk, USA, I was thrilled to see him. But I suppose I can see why other fans found some of his tour stops to be kind of disappointing.

  116. Go Danny!

    The fact that he played like 154 shows including LOTS of smaller ones in Podunk, USA was… an interesting choice, I guess.

    I still believe that at least some of that was motivated by the desire to make it harder for the BSC types from the AI tour to camp follow. (Some did anyway, but I did see a fair number of casual fans at the few shows I attended.)

    I always thought that was about DC’s Leftestz(?) obsession. That guy’s mantra is tour, tour, tour to build yourself a fanbase from the ground up. His advice to struggling bands was to develop a good live act then play shows like crazy, and if you were fortunate enough to get a major label deal then take the money and tour more with some backing. His philosophy is that good chops in front of as many eyeballs as possible is what builds a long career – it becomes based around a fanbase that is deeply connected to you (and that you stay interactive with), not necessarily just a string of big hit records.

  117. I still believe that at least some of that was motivated by the desire to make it harder for the BSC types from the AI tour to camp follow. (Some did anyway, but I did see a fair number of casual fans at the few shows I attended.)

    Totally disagree. I get that David was going for a grass-roots thing to get college students of small club-going music lovers on-board, but my impression is that, aside from the few students-only shows at the beginning, the audiences for a lot of the tour ended up being this traveling circus of die-hard fans who followed the band across the country and went to every show (okay fine, a lot of shows). Fewer overall shows in BIG metropolitan areas in bigger venues at reasonable prices– that combo would’ve drawn in more casual fans, IMO. Bigger venues = more casual fans. That’s just my opinion though. At the end of the day I think the boys had a blast touring their asses off doing what they loved, as much as I did watching the youtubes, and I did get to go to one show, so I’m not REALLY complaining =P.

    ETA: But I’m not sure Leftsetz (sp?) mantra for building from the ground-up is the best way to broaden your exposure for someone who just got done playing to 30 million views for 5-months on national TV, and has BSC fans. Often the smaller venues resulted in a greater proportion of the audience make-up being BSC’s. Remember how in the beginning, his tickets at those 500- or 800-person clubs would sell out in minutes and be resold for upwards of $1000? It was ridiculous. I felt like the best way to deal with BSCs would’ve been to play larger venues at reasonable prices in areas of the country where he’d have a lot of casual fans interested– the BSCs are not big in numbers, the bigger the crowds the more invisible they’d be.

    ETA2: related to sanduskyday’s query, I know Lady Gaga started out on a club tour– I think she managed to squeeze her theatrics to a small stage…? Also, I saw Of Montreal at a small, ~900 person club, and they brought out all their typical theatrics, with tons of random costumed people coming on stage, inflatable animals of various types, etc. etc. I think outside of a true coffeehouse type setting (like <500), the stages of music clubs can generally accommodate quite a lot.

  118. I tried to read all the comments to avoid a duplicate thought. Does anyone think maybe Adam will be limited as to the type and size venue he can book due to the type of show he is mounting? He has a band, dancers, probably special effects which will need a larger stage. Idol tours such as Archie’s, Cook’s even Kelly’s and Carrie’s earlier shows often used smaller venues with smaller stages. Adam won’t have that option.

  119. More to the point, better reviews make for a better promotional kit for booking agents.

    But I do think if there is a good buzz about a concert and it’s coming to your town, you might get the local DJ’s on board, etc. If Rolling Stone, EW and other entertainment magazines give it a good review, it might entice a few to attend.

    Good points. Maybe I’m less attuned to reviews as well because I don’t live in a major media market.

  120. the audiences for a lot of the tour ended up being this traveling circus of die-hard fans who followed the band across the country and went to every show (okay fine, a lot of shows).

    I didn’t get to every show, but like I said, only one show out of the three had a notable number of die-hards (and it was a festival show, so there were also a number of casuals).

    There was simply no way that the die-hards made up that much of the audience for attendance figures in the hundreds of thousands. But bigger cities=easier to get to=more likelihood of diehard meetup, so it’s no guarantee that it would have worked your way.

    I think it washed, and with the college shows and fairs, probably leaned more his way.

    But like you, I’m not complaining.

  121. But I’m not sure Leftsetz (sp?) mantra for building from the ground-up is the best way to broaden your exposure for someone who just got done playing to 30 million views for 5-months on national TV, and has BSC fans. Often the smaller venues resulted in a greater proportion of the audience make-up being BSC’s.

    Yeah I don’t know if the strategy was effective, I was just saying that’s where I think it came from.

    I mean the college shows mostly worked for that purpose I think. The festivals probably too. The impression that I had was that the longer the tour went on, the more the audience started to be less the hardcores and more the typical HAC listener or curious casual AI fan. The big city ones seemed to have a good mix too. After that it gets iffy to me.

    I guess we’ll see how/if it paid off this next album.

    eta: sma11lie: Of Montreal! I always wanted to see them. Sounds like it was good. :)

  122. There was simply no way that the die-hards made up that much of the audience for attendance figures in the hundreds of thousands. But bigger cities=easier to get to=more likelihood of diehard meetup, so it’s no guarantee that it would have worked your way.

    Yeah, I probably exaggerated a lot =P. I’m pretty sure there are VERY few die-hards; I meant to say that the die-hards were way more visible at the small clubs (the show I went to was small–I’m sure the audience was much different at the larger shows), and the way he could’ve sustained much bigger venues was to stick to bigger metropolitan areas. Even if the small number of die-hards went to all 50 shows in the big cities, it wouldn’t matter because they’d be in the tiny minority at each of these big-sized shows. That’s just my theory though. I think bottom line, DC and the band LIKED their insane schedule of being on the road for 10 months, so who am I to say?

    ETA2: tinawina, we’re in agreement :)

  123. jpfan: Maybe you missed my post but I actually crunched the numbers on Daughtry’s and Carrie’s tours. Carrie’s average capacity over 19 shows is actually around 7.5k and Chris’s is either 6.1k or 6.3k depending on whether you count Foxwoods. Carrie’s got 1 show with over 9.8k attendance, 5 with 8k-8.7k attendance, 3 with 7k-8k attendance, 8 with 6k-7k attendance, and 2 with 5.5k-6k attendance. Daughtry had 2 shows with over 9k attendance, 2 shows with 6k-6.1k attendance, 6 shows with 5-6k attendance, 1 show with 4.5k-5k attendance, and 2 shows with 3k-4k attendance.

    Here’s the 2010 numbers again based on Billboard Boxscore:

    Daughtry
    13 concerts
    94.0% attendance
    Average attendance: 5,780
    Average capacity: 6,149
    Average gross: $237,016

    The Foxwoods concert pulls his average attendance down because Foxwoods only holds around 3900 people and that’s less than Daughtry’s attendance average. But the Foxwoods gross is higher than average for Daughtry.

    Drop out Foxwoods and Daughtry’s average attendance is 5,933 in 12 shows.
    Drop out Foxwoods and Daughtry’s average capacity is 6,333 in 12 shows.

    Carrie
    19 shows
    96.7% attendance
    Average attendance: 7,239
    Average capacity: 7,484
    Average gross: $360,614

  124. IMO it is all very simple. Adam will sell what he will sell. If a place sells out, they will probably add a second night. If a place doesn’t get enough people buying, they will probably drop it from the tour. Whatever will be, will be.

  125. Thanks for all the discussion on DC’s concerts. I don’t know how Adam’s tour will pan out but I hope it can expand his fan base instead of just milking from his diehard fans.

    As for Cook, i know he has a second album in making, but does anyone know when his new single will be out? Is has been long since his last single, right? He is touring but I think a single is a more efficient way to get the music and name out.

  126. As for Cook, i know he has a second album in making, but does anyone know when his new single will be out? Is has been long since his last single, right? He is touring but I think a single is a more efficient way to get the music and name out.

    He stopped touring in November. Since then he’s only done that one off casino show in February (?) presumably to get his band members a nice paycheck. He’s also played rhythm guitar for a couple of MWK gigs.

    He’s been off HAC radio since October-ish(?). I don’t think he’s been on pop radio since maybe this time last year. Last we heard he was trying to debut a single on Idol this year but he only thinks there is a 50/50 chance he will be ready in time.

    All we can do is wait at this point. LOL. We don’t even know if he’s chosen a producer or when he will be done writing songs. Boo.

    Personally, I’ll be shocked if this album drops any sooner than August. I really think September/October for the album and maybe June/July for the single is more likely.

  127. I agree with that, but I also think the average attendance was skewed down significantly by the 4-month (or so) college tour, where he chose to play tiny 350-capacity venues at the height of his post-AI buzz. There were reports from those who booked those college shows that he turned down anything that wasn’t under 1000. So the numbers may be skewed up by the fairs, down by the college shows, and in the end, kind of a wash?

    I’m only going from the impression I got from following David’s tour – if we ignore the fairs, festivals, and college venues, while he can sometimes fill over 2000 capacity shows, a lot of the time the audience size looks to be 1500 plus or minus 500.

    Yup, I do think if Adam + Orianthi can filled ~2500 sized venues, and do it regularly, he would be doing very well.

  128. starstruck2000:

    IMO it is all very simple. Adam will sell what he will sell. If a place sells out, they will probably add a second night. If a place doesn’t get enough people buying, they will probably drop it from the tour. Whatever will be, will be.

    iTA. I don’t know why so many non-Adam fans are so concerned about his venue size.

  129. Adam said that they were targeting venues with a capacity between 3,000 and 4,000. Doug said that some on the venues are larger, but not arenas. So far Adam and his team have done a good job managing things and, after this week’s really well executed “last big push” for WWFM, I have a ton of faith that they know what they are doing — and have put Adam in the right sized venues.

    Also, great that there was confirmation today that there will be a physical CD released in Finland. It seemed likely because two performance had been announced in Finland. Adam has gotten so much support in Finland that I am really pleased for the fans there. [Of course, hope he also tours in the US Southeast.]

    meggingnuts:
    04/17/2010 at 11:40 am

    I do believe the award that Adam is nominated for is presented at the LA ceramony. Mainly because its an entertainment award and its in LA…hahaha but it could be presented at the SF. He is up agaisnt Lady Gaga so she will probably win it since she has been in the biz longer. Pretty cool that he was nominated though :)

    Adam is not up for an award tonight. Adam is nominated for Outstanding Music Artist which will be announce at the third GLAAD Media event on June 5th.

    SAN FRANCISCO — June 5 — Awards
    Outstanding Documentary
    Outstanding Music Artist

    Adam is nominated for “Outstanding Music Artist” and is up against Lady Gaga.

  130. “girlygirl:
    04/17/2010 at 5:45 pm

    One of the people in our group was walking by the place where Kris is doing his concert and heard them sound checking Written All Over My Face — which IDT he has performed live in awhile. Of course he doesn’t perform everything he sound checks, but fingers crossed, because I really like this song and Kris performs it live really well”

    I really hope he performs WAOMF without his guitar. That is a great song. Have fun tonight!

  131. Thanks for crunching those concert stats, windmills. I’m a numbers junkie so I always find that kind of thing very interesting.

  132. I’m an Adam fan but I enjoy the dicussion from other posters here fan or non fan. They follow their idols and have observations some of which may repeat on Adam. Um not betting my money based on comments here so no harm will be done, only benefit from the take-out of these dicussion.

  133. Personally, I’ll be shocked if this album drops any sooner than August. I really think September/October for the album and maybe June/July for the single is more likely.

    Like somebody (ladymadonna?) mentioned, October/November might not be so bad for David. It’d be a longer wait for fans but he’d get holiday sales then he could probably count on singing the 2nd single on AI. A few months later won’t make a big difference for David IMO as long as he’s got a hit 1st single. People like him, they’ll just need something that makes them remember him.

    The only person who might not benefit in that arrangement is Lee if he’s trying to get an album out at that time.

  134. Word. I’m working on a huge school project for which I am completely utterly FUCKED. Srsly, if I try to face what I need to get done this weekend, I may have a nervous breakdown. This is my escape. Sobs. Please don’t take away this meaningless blog chatter from me… =P.

    I enjoy the dicussion from other posters here fan or non fan. They follow their idols and have observations

    Exactly what I like about MJ’s as well.

  135. I’m also someone who finds “post-show career building” at least seven times more entertaining than the show itself (and I felt that way well before S9). So looking at promo and touring strategies is fun, regardless of the act involved. If people were keeping track of the data for non AI alums the way they do here, I’d go there, too.

    On that note, SYTYCD fans? What’s the schedule for the summer? Is there an expectation that this all-star thing will boost ratings? And therefore how useful will it be as a performance slot to perform singles from the people who might be releasing them (which, for all we know, might include the S9 winner)?

  136. Reminder:

    Please don’t question the motives of posters. I’m going back to delete all defensive posts, including the one that questioned why peeps are interested in Adam’s concert stats.

  137. Adam said that they were targeting venues with a capacity between 3,000 and 4,000.

    I find the idea of Adam’s people looking for 3-4000 sized venues interesting. While I don’t see him having any problem filling some of those (just as David Cook had no problem filling up some of his larger sized ones), I do wonder how they could do it consistently. And if Adam can do it, then his fans would win their right to brag (and this is where knowing how other idols did in their first tour comes in handy).

    I suspect the venue size may have something to do with the cost of the tour, Adam’s tour would be more expensive – dancers, costumes (what fancy costume David Cook had apart from his usual tatty T-shirts?), fancy light work and staging etc., and they need the larger-sized venues to make money.

  138. Reminder:

    Fans who don’t want to hear opinions from the so-called “non-fans” on their favorites will probably be happier at a fansite, where people generally preach to the choir.

  139. Hazehel:
    04/17/2010 at 8:09 pm

    Adam said that they were targeting venues with a capacity between 3,000 and 4,000.

    I suspect the venue size may have something to do with the cost of the tour, Adam’s tour would be more expensive – dancers, costumes (what fancy costume David Cook had apart from his usual tatty T-shirts?), fancy light work and staging etc., and they need the larger-sized venues to make money.

    Yep! I have faith in Adam’s management that they have done their home work and believe that he can fill these places enough to cover costs or make money. Adam has said he wants more production (as much as he can afford).

    Based on Adam’s recent track record of giving kick-ass live performances I think he will do well and generate enough positive press to continue to gain fans (yes even fans outside the AI bubble). Of course it’s all speculation at this point.

  140. Personally, I’ll be shocked if this album drops any sooner than August. I really think September/October for the album and maybe June/July for the single is more likely.

    Well I guess at this point that makes the most sense — because that give the album Holiday sales. I can’t imagine that they want to release it sooner than August — just because July is a deary month at retail.

    I am just happy that he is getting the time to put together a thoughtful album vs. the “90 day” Idol debut schedule. I am really optimistic about what David is capable of.

    Just hope they don’t push him too far into “pop” music. And with rock sales being so soft, I think there is some chance of that. Just the mention of Claude Kelly and Ryan Tedder being involved made me a bit nervous.

    I have been lucky enough to see Cook in concert 3 times and he was so much better than I ever imagined live. [I find Cavallo’s production to be “heavy handed” on both Cook’s and Adam’s albums. Works really well for Meatloaf. JMHO YMMV.] And I happen to really like rock music — so I really don’t care that much that rock has apparently been decreed dead — I still think there are rock fans out there who will buy an compromised rock album. With all the rock musicians turning Country, Bluegrass and Pop — there just has to be more than me desperate for a rock album to buy.

  141. I am always amused that Danny Gokey never fails to mention the size of his crowd after every concert he performs. Like he is trying to say “look at me” “look how popular I am” or something like that. It just really irritates me and I find it arrogant or boasting. Does he have to prove himself to people or something? Can’t he just say “had a blast” or “had fun” or “great crowd” or “thanks to all who came out”? No, it’s always here’s a picture of the crowd or the place was PACKED or 7000 people were there or SOLD OUT or an ocean of people and always makes it appear they were there just for him! This was a free concert and Lady Antebellum was the headliner. Could he draw that crowd on his own? I doubt it!

  142. I find the idea of Adam’s people looking for 3-4000 sized venues interesting. While I don’t see him having any problem filling some of those (just as David Cook had no problem filling up some of his larger sized ones), I do wonder how they could do it consistently. And if Adam can do it, then his fans would win their right to brag (and this is where knowing how other idols did in their first tour comes in handy).

    I suspect the venue size may have something to do with the cost of the tour, Adam’s tour would be more expensive – dancers, costumes (what fancy costume David Cook had apart from his usual tatty T-shirts?), fancy light work and staging etc., and they need the larger-sized venues to make money.

    Actually, Adam seems to be very savvy about how to stretch a dollar on production. The Zodiac Show productions cost close to nothing and the results were awesome. Look at “Crawl Thru Fire” — basic lighting, some stuff from is closet, 3 dancers and a torch. That is not a lot of money.

    He said to expect video, lasers, lighting, dancers and costume changes. That is really not that expensive. [Not mentioned was fog and fire, which I expect to see.] You have to pay for the sound engineer and the lighting and the band no matter what. So the incremental cost is the dancers [who usually do not get paid that much], video production [with digital editing and production, also not expensive], a fog machine or two, a laser and a few costumes. This is not like Lady Gaga’s big installations and 18 costume changes.

    Look at what Adam just did with 1 white laser, a basic laser frame and some fog. Or how he staged Mad World 1 with some fog, a stool and blue lights. It really is more about imagination than it is about money.

  143. Reminder:

    When I delete a post, every response after also gets deleted.

    Just another reminder that meta discussions over what is and isn’t proper to discuss here is always off topic.

  144. I can’t believe I am this bored that I am watching the livestream. So far all I have see is Holly Robinson Peete and rob Halford from Judas Priest, lol. FML.

    Has HRP done anything since 21 Jump Street?

  145. Never mind! Don’t watch the live stream! It’ll make your eyes shrivel up… so boring

  146. As an Adam fan I wanted to be the first to say Adam has dropped to #8 on itunes…Still good but I just wanted to be clear that Adam fans also report the facts not just the good stuff. I am happy though it has maintained the top 10 longer then even I expected. For those who are more familiar with the numbers could it be possible that he will sell more then 100K this week? Or would he have to be higher on the chart. Thank you in advance

  147. I am always amused that Danny Gokey never fails to mention the size of his crowd after every concert he performs. [..] Can’t he just say “had a blast” or “had fun” or “great crowd” or “thanks to all who came out”? No, it’s always here’s a picture of the crowd or the place was PACKED or 7000 people were there or SOLD OUT or an ocean of people and always makes it appear they were there just for him!

    He often fails to mention. And yes, he can and does say :)

    Didn’t have to go back too far, below are what Danny sent the last two times he tweeted about his concerts before the ACM event last night. First was Tampa, second was Orlando — which I attended, and which was packed, lol. And yes, Danny was the headliner. Most of his shows are very well-attended.

    dannygokey: Last nights show in Tampa rocked!! Now Im in Orlando to do a show at the House of Blues at 9pm in downtown Disney!!!! Hope to cya there
    12:57 PM Apr 10th via Twitterrific

    dannygokey: I wanna thank everyone who came 2 the House of Blues tonight in Orlando-This show goes down in history as 1 of my most fun & most memorable!
    3:02 AM Apr 11th via web

    Danny and his entire band are thrilled to be performing in larger venues now, both on their own and as a supporting act at various one-time events and the Sugarland tour. I don’t blame them for being excited about it. They earned it, in my view, by four months of slogging around the country performing for audiences of anywhere from 10 to 200 people on their radio promotion tour, on the road 5-6 days a week and often doing 2-3 performances a day plus interviews.

    Danny’s keyboard player Brandon Fraley today, very similar view if not the same picture that Danny tweeted. Could be that Brandon took the photo.

    bfraley: Our POV last night from Fremont St. in Vegas… http://yfrog.com/78dlnuj. I love my job
    about 9 hours ago via Twitterrific

  148. Adam just went by and the damn live stream camera didn’t follow him. They were screaming! Black simple suit, sunglasses black tie. Elvisy- hair

  149. #

    Look at what Adam just did with 1 white laser, a basic laser frame and some fog. Or how he staged Mad World 1 with some fog, a stool and blue lights. It really is more about imagination than it is about money.

    very true he is well aware of staging to take a simple prop and make it spectacular. I mean he only had a laser and he even impressed the big wigs at Idol. If you are to believe Ryan which I do . Ryan was very impressed.

    I will say that from what I understand live was more impressive but I give the camera man a lot of the credit why it was so visual appealing to the tv audience.

  150. Studio57:
    04/17/2010 at 9:08 pm

    Adam just went by and the damn live stream camera didn’t follow him. They were screaming! Black simple suit, sunglasses black tie. Elvisy- hair

    Any pics yet?

  151. Johnny Weir just went by.

    Aww dhunken- that’s too bad about the drop to #8 but damn- i NEVER expected him to pass Rude Boy.

    When I want a good answer about sales I usually look on Pulse- alot of those people are non idol fans. I only saw two people throw out a figure. One said 100,000 and another said 80,000. I did look up sales figures for when Diddy and Usher were on Idol the other week and that is exactly where their figures were- both of them were top 10. I couldn’t even begin to guess, but if you want to see the discussion go here:

    http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=pop&action=display&thread=93953&page=73

    The one good point they made though- the top 10 high will definitely go away by Tuesday when the new Madonna Glee songs start hitting Itunes, lol. Doesn’t mean he won’t still be selling though :)

  152. He went from a silver space alien the other day to a MIB ( Men In Black) today, lol.

  153. Stuck in a car all day. So excited Adam got to #7 even though I missed it!!! Can’t wait to see the sales figures.

    Any idea if his performance will be on the GLAAD site or posted somewhere?

  154. Studio57:
    04/17/2010 at 9:18 pm

    Johnny Weir just went by.

    I love that guy!

  155. Carrie interviews from the ACMs!

    US99

    She’s really excited about performing with some of her friends and heroes tomorrow at the ACMs. She’s also got a warning for any paparazzi trying to crash her wedding LOL.

    CBS

    Lots of questions about her nominations and some footage of her rehearsing Temporary Home. Carrie repeats that she’s honored to be nominated at all. I think she realizes she could very well go for 0 for 6 tomorrow night. Even if there’s Taylor backlash Miranda Lambert’s gotten hot lately. It’ll be a major injustice and surprise if Miranda doesn’t win Album Of The Year (Play On’s nominated with no chance to win IMO) and she could break Carrie’s streak at Female Vocalist wins too. I’d still like for Carrie to win that one and think she should, but if somebody’s going to break her streak, better that it be Miranda who’s making awesome music and can actually sing than Taylor Swift. It’s just one of those things where Carrie’s been the winner so many times in a row people might be looking for somebody else to vote for.

    KMPS

    Talk about ACM voting and the tour.

  156. sagi< I have to somewhat agree with you about Danny. I finally just decided to not read his posts or watch his singing because it turns me off completely when he begins his *inspirational* intros. It is really too bad this turns be off because I really love following all Idols. I have never had this experience from any other Idol……very odd for me.

  157. He said to expect video, lasers, lighting, dancers and costume changes. That is really not that expensive. [Not mentioned was fog and fire, which I expect to see.]

    It really depends on how they do it. I mean, there’s video and there’s video, how expensive that may be depends on how and what they want to do with it, and costumes may be el cheapo ones or something frightfully expensive (I can’t imagine Adam wearing anything cheap though). I’m sure however they’ll do everything within their budget.

    Sadly though we can’t have David Cook and his gang anywhere near a fog machine – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUbP_GFMT98
    Anything more fancy like fire or laser and they’d wreak havoc.

    . I mean he only had a laser and he even impressed the big wigs at Idol.

    I’m afraid I don’t believe that for one second. Even me non-big wigs was interested in it for only about ten seconds, and stopped watching it after 20 (although it was really the arrangement of the song that lost my interest) and only glanced at the screen every now and then. I did rewatched after Ryan mentioned how fantastic it was and thought I had missed something, but I didn’t miss anything.

  158. Cute from Jamie Fraley, Carrie’s backup singer who is married to Brandon Fraley, who plays keyboards and sings background vocals for Danny. Jamie herself has reportedly been a fan of Danny’s going back to AI days. She’s performed with him a number of times when she’s not committed with Carrie, really enjoyed hearing her in some of the YT videos.

    Funny that she and Carrie look more than a bit alike, they look cute together in this picture celebrating Jamie’s birthday. Guess Jamie was inspired to send this to Danny, with some of the lyrics from his single ;)

    Hey @dannygokey A wise man once said “blowin out the candles on another birthday cake” haha! Me & Carrie on my bday
    http://yfrog.com/jkcvdhj

  159. Brandon’s wife Jamie really does look like Carrie, at least from far away. So cool that a husband-wife team can manage to have things work out on separate tours.

    I’m just blown away by Danny going from third place finisher, or was that fourth, to performing with Lady Antebellum in Vegas in front of that huge crowd. Danny looks really comfortable doing this, I’m just amazed at how fast this has all happened for him.

  160. Did anyone see the Susan Boyle impersonation on SNL? It was pretty bad, but Bobby Moynihan really looks like her lol. Kesha is on right now….and sucking.

  161. Kesha is on right now….and sucking.

    She is horrible live. I’m so glad she and Adam are not touring together. I hope they get her some vocal/performance help or vocal tracks to lip-sync to because otherwise she is going to suck it up as the opening act for Rihanna.

  162. Carrie came in at #5 again on Billboard’s Hot Tours chart this week. She was also #5 last week.

    5 CARRIE UNDERWOOD
    $2,357,375
    March 31-April 10
    Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y. (1/0)
    Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1/0)
    Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, Pikeville, Ky. (1/1)
    Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
    Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/0)
    Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/1)
    Rockford MetroCentre, Rockford, Ill. (1/1)
    47,463 (49,824)

    Billboard

  163. I am always amused that Danny Gokey never fails to mention the size of his crowd after every concert he performs. Like he is trying to say “look at me” “look how popular I am” or something like that. It just really irritates me and I find it arrogant or boasting. Does he have to prove himself to people or something? Can’t he just say “had a blast” or “had fun” or “great crowd” or “thanks to all who came out”? No, it’s always here’s a picture of the crowd or the place was PACKED or 7000 people were there or SOLD OUT or an ocean of people and always makes it appear they were there just for him! This was a free concert and Lady Antebellum was the headliner. Could he draw that crowd on his own? I doubt it!

    As Steph said, he doesn’t always mention the size of the crowd. I like it just fine when he does though. It makes me happy to see him happy and excited about everything that’s happening. He knows that he has a lot of fans who like to celebrate his successes, and I believe that’s what he’s thinking about when he writes about them. It’s certainly not to irritate people who don’t like him, from what I can tell he doesn’t give them much thought and stays pretty focused on the positive. Who knows how many people would have showed up w/o Lady A, but Danny has been doing well at drawing crowds. Doesn’t matter anyway, the point is for a promising new recording artist to get exposure by opening for an established act, and Danny took full advantage of that by delivering a great performance.

    He was really cute on the livestream today. At first I wasn’t sure if the girls were going to let him get a word in edgewise, but he did get some times to talk and it was nice to see him. One of the girls (Jennette McCurdy, I had no idea who she was but looked it up) is very young and wasn’t talking too much, and Danny made it a point to bring her into the conversation, which I thought was so nice of him. I’m looking forward to seeing him doing orange carpet duty, that will be fun.

  164. Hi again from the Bahamas! Kris’s concert was so much fun! He din’t sing anything new — although he did do WAOMF, which I don’t think he’s done a lot live. He sounded really really goo and was his usual bouncy self, throwing himself into every song.

    The audience setup was very sterile, arranged sort of like a school auditorium setting, which Kris even mentioned. But what was very cool and funny was after he sang happy birthday to someone in the audience (after having to start over because he messed it up, even jokingly wondering how anyone coul mess up Happy Birthday), they asked if anyone else had a birthday and to come forward if they did — miraculously, DOZENS of people claimed to have been botn on April 17th and rush towards the stage,creating a sort of mosh pit! Kris called tham all out as liars even as he sang happy birthday to them! The mosh pit remained the rest of the show and grew in number as more people ran up to the stage. Set list (this isn’t necessarily in order: Heartless mashup, CSA, WAOMF, BWCU, MITM, AWM, The Truth, IIO, Red Guitar, LLWD, (as encores) Falling Slowly mashup, Come Together. On AWM, Kris’s called his brother up on stage, and after Daniel did a couple of very impressive gymnastic flips, he helped sing the yeah yeah yeas and chorus.

    But as fun as the show was, the epic came AFTERWARD. I posted efoe that we had hund out with Ryland and Chris Torres (plus a couple of crew members) last night at the casino bar, and had invited them to hang out again after the show tonight. Well, they ALL, showed up, the entire band (INCLUDING Kris), Katy, Kris’s Daniel, Lizzie (Kris’s handler), and the crew. They then proceeeded to ahng out with us (off and on, we left them alone when they were eating) for the better part of three hours. Eerybody is super nice. I didn’t get to really talk to Kris directly (there were a bunch of people around him), but he is so nice and down to earth, talking to everyone and taking photos left and righ. Katy is the sam way. And — if you are a tinhatter, I’m sorry for your belefs, because seeing them together makes it clear how crazy in love Kris & Katy are. So sweet! Everyone else is super nice as well, and Andrew spilled some VERY interesting hints about some dates this summer where Kris and the ban are going to open for a VERY big — and very cool artist.Unfortunately, Lizzie told him he couldn’t tell us who it is, but he was very excite. I’m going to try to figure out who it is off the hints he dropped (one hint is that it is NOT a country artist).

    Anyway, my camera died early in the concert, so I don’t have any photos of it or the post show epic encounters. But I’m sure the other people in the group will be posting stuff on twitter. We were all stunned at how willin Kris, Katy and the ban were to spend so much time just hanging out with us. (Cale recognized me from when I met him in Vegas, too – score!)

  165. girlygirl, welcome back.

    Agghhhhh. Next time you go to a Kris concert, I have to go too.
    It’s is like you always got to hang out with them. So jealous.
    OMG.

    We all are hanging out at the Kris-Allen-Lady-Antebellum thread from Friday 4/16. I did not see any videos posted yet.

    Anyway, I brought your last post to the Kris thread.

  166. Girlygirl, that’s awesome. I’m glad you had a great time and you were able to gather all those goodies (opening for a band etc.) :)

    Now, where are all the videos? Hahaha.

  167. wow Girlygirl, that was quite an exciting Bahamas adventure!!!!

    Thanks for reporting, that was interesting and funny! liked the mosh pit liars!
    Sooo cool that they hung out with you guys! and cool points for Andrew to open up a bit on the summer concert plans! hmmm a very big and cool artist!?!
    Wishing you a fun end of vacation over there!

  168. I am thinking John Major… for the big cool artist Kris might be opening for…

  169. saga:
    04/18/2010 at 7:23 am
    I am thinking John Major… for the big cool artist Kris might be opening

    I was thinking John Mayer too or, wishful thinking Bon Jovi. However both tours are already being promoted on my local radio stations. John Mayer has Train opening for him and Bon Jovi has Kid Rock. Since Kris is not opening for all of Keith Urban shows, maybe it is normal to switch around opening acts and one of these still can happen.

    Hopefully, the second single and tour will be announced soon – like this week.

  170. I am thinking John Major… for the big cool artist Kris might be opening for…

    While I respect British politicians, I’m not sure some grey-haired dude talking about his time as the prime minister can be defined as a “cool artist”.

    LOL. Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. I’m guessing you mean John Mayer? He would be cool. He’s currently touring down under and will soon be in Europe, but he’s back to the States in July. IDK, though. I think he has a lot of people that want on the tour (even Bieber tried to start a twitter campaign to get on that tour), so it’s probably unlikely that Kris scored that coup.

  171. Since Andrew seems very laid back like Kris, if he was excited about the opening for the “big cool artist”, I would say that it is going to be a huge deal for KAB.

    Lizzie sure runs a tight ship with KAB. She is not afraid to put the clamps down on those boys in a heartbeat.

  172. Brandon’s wife Jamie really does look like Carrie, at least from far away. So cool that a husband-wife team can manage to have things work out on separate tours.

    Has to be hard, I assume. They seem very excited when their tours cross paths as this week in Las Vegas. Brandon toured with Gretchen Wilson before, I guess they have found a way to deal with it.

    I’m just blown away by Danny going from third place finisher, or was that fourth, to performing with Lady Antebellum in Vegas in front of that huge crowd. Danny looks really comfortable doing this, I’m just amazed at how fast this has all happened for him.

    Third, of course. It doesn’t seem all that speedy to me the way Danny’s rollout has been very slow and progressive to this point. But I think it’s working out very well for him, and has given him time to mature his performance style, make connections in Nashville, and otherwise position him to aim for the next level. I do think sometimes, how just a year or two ago Danny was driving a truck and only doing music through his church. Pretty incredible when you see him on stage now coming out with a ton of confidence to big appreciative audiences.

    Have to credit AI for finding people who really have a lot of potential and giving them a way to reach their dreams, plus giving fans some people we really enjoy listening to and following.

  173. I, for one, hope it’s not John Mayer because I think he’s a douche bag with a big mouth that spends too much time trying to undue his blunders! If it is his way of getting press – blech – just one more reason for me to cringe – I frankly don’t care how popular he is! I’ve got my fingers & toes crossed that Kris is touring with some other act!! Preferably one without that immature “kiss & tell” mentality!!

    Now off to the basement – it’s what I call archives :) to check out the Kris thread!

    Happy for girlygirl that she got to hang out with Kris & Katy and the band……I can not think of anyone more deserving!!!! Yay Yay Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  174. Nope — it’s not John Mayer. According to Andrew, even better than that…(of course that’s Andrew’s words. Who knows what the general reaction will be when the news gets announced. But he was genuinely excited — even more excited than he was about the band opening for Keith Urban.)

  175. Ohhhhhhh girlygirl I love you even more now than I used to!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    I am so excited to find out but I will be patient………..I’m so happy, thank you darlin for the post!!!

  176. girlgirl am so happy for you and all the other guys that were with you. Can’t wait to find out who it is.And why it’s so hush hush. But just like his next single,I guess has fans have to stay patient.

  177. Paul McCartney is doing some us shows this summer and he often has various bands open for him at his different tour stops. Maybe Kris is opening for him at a few. The only other big non country solo acts that I can think of who are touring this summer are Mayer ( who already hasannounced his opener and who Andrew said wasn’t the guy anyway) Jeff beck and Jimmy buffett

  178. Paul McCartney is doing some us shows this summer and he often has various bands open for him at his different tour stops. Maybe Kris is opening for him at a few

    That would be THE dream come true for Kris if you’re right. :)

  179. Thank you for the recap Girlygirl.

    I can’t wait to see who he will be touring with and what his next Single will be. UGH.. Why does being a Kris fan require so much patience???

  180. mmb since your Sir Paul post I have not been able to calm down (talk about prayers being answered) hubby is like..oh crap here you go again!!

    I’m so happy it’s not you know who that I will be cool with whomever and leave the speculating to all of you who are so much more knowledgeable! :)

  181. Gonna put in my guess for the Kris touring lottery. I’m guessing U2. Here’s their schedule http://www.u2.com/tour/ I know they have Lenny Kravitz for some dates, the Fray, etc, but I think they usually have 2 opening acts. Anyway, the dates fit; Bono is a “help the world” guy like Kris, and there’s the Fray connection.

  182. Sorry guys not Paul, tweet’s It’s definitely not Paul. Andrew specifically said, “not as cool as Paul McCartney.” And a clue Haha, apparently, whoever it is, once beat up John Mayer, but this is not known by the public, I guess. I swear we’ve spent so much time trying to figure it out, but can’t. It was also apparently “a curveball,” w/e that means.

  183. It’s okay mmb – it was a good high for a while!

    Whoever it is I already love them for their “bully” tactics!! :)

  184. Andrew specifically said, “not as cool as Paul McCartney.”

    Well, maybe it is John Major. Definitely not as cool as Paul McCartney, but still from the UK. Plus, I’m sure Major could take on a punk like Mayer.

    Sorry.

  185. I’m afraid I don’t believe that for one second. Even me non-big wigs was interested in it for only about ten seconds, and stopped watching it after 20 (although it was really the arrangement of the song that lost my interest) and only glanced at the screen every now and then. I did rewatched after Ryan mentioned how fantastic it was and thought I had missed something, but I didn’t miss anything.

    I respect you opinion and all but I lot of people didn’t turn away and where extremely impressed…Heck if you look all over the internet most where saying it was amazing. Also those that were at the theater said it was much better live. So maybe your impression of watching it on tv wasn’t impressive but you were not there live and from everything I read from people who where there said it was amazing. So Yes I truly believe the Big wigs were impressed. I also really don’t think Ryan would have said it if it wasn’t true there was no reason for him to lie. Anyhow sorry you didn’t enjoy it but from the bumps on Itunes and the buzz on the internet you are in the minority. But that’s ok I find I am in the minority many times when it comes to certain performances of artist but like you I stick to my guns. I like what I like and I don’t like what I don’t like. We have that in common. :-)

  186. ON the Kris talk is Elton John touring this summer?….I really wish though it is Paul McCartney…That would be so awesome for Kris and a great show. :-)

  187. People on tweeter said that he didn’t say if it was a band or a solo artist. There wondering if it could be maroon 5.They said it’s a male.

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