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April 2015

 

 


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Photo credit: Lee Cherry
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Click here to see the Behind The Scenes photoshoot for the Idol Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVldD7s8mDg

 

Click here to read the Billboard magazine concert review from opening night of the tour" http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/6620401/american-idol-live-concert-review

 

AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! 2015 TOUR

AMERICAN IDOL® returns this summer with its 14th consecutive
American Idol Live! Tour.

For the first time ever, enjoy an up close and personal evening spotlighting all Top 5 finalists from Season 14.

Special Guest Performances From Additional Season 14 IDOLS Confirmed.

37-SHOW TOUR KICKS OFF JULY 7 IN CLEARWATER, FL

 

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2015 - AMERICAN IDOL®, the most successful music competition show in television history, returns this summer with an unprecedented 14th consecutive national tour. The 37-show concert tour launches Tuesday, July 7 in Clearwater, FL, and stops in major cities, including New York, Chicago, Houston and Nashville before wrapping in Riverside, CA, on Friday, August 28th. Tickets are available now via AmericanIdol.com/tour.

AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! will give fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Top Five IDOLS from Season 14. Entertainment Weekly said “Idol’s 14th season is pitch-perfect with finalists who truly command the stage.” Newly crowned winner Nick Fradiani along with Jax, Tyanna Jones, Rayvon Owen and Clark Beckham will showcase their individual artistry and talents in a never before “Storytellers” style show all set to a live band.

In addition, 19 Entertainment, Inc. has also confirmed that select IDOLS from Season 14 will join the tour in various cities as special guest performers. To kick things off, Top 10 favorite Joey Cook will join the tour for the first 6 nights in Clearwater, Sarasota, Melbourne, Orlando, Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! 2015 Tour Dates:

DATE

 

LOCATION VENUE
JUL    
7 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
8 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
9 Melbourne, FL King Center for the Performing Arts
11 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
12 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
14 Fort Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
15 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
18 Louisville, KY The Kentucky Center - Whitney Hall
19 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
21 Richmond, VA Carpenter Theater
22 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
24 Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater
25 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
28 Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
29 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
30 Portland, ME Maine State Pier
AUG    
1 Atlantic City, NJ

Caesars Atlantic City - Circus Maximus

2 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
3 Providence, RI Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS)
5 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
7 Detroit, MI MotorCity Casino Hotel
8 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
9 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
10 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
12 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
13 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
14 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
16 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center
18 San Diego, CA Humphrey's
20 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
21 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Resort & Casino
22 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
23 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
25 Seattle, WA McCaw Hall
27 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
28 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center

 

Tickets are subject to applicable service charges. Event times and dates subject to change.

For the latest tour and ticketing information please visit: www.americanidol.com/tour

For complete press info and hi-res artwork, etc. please visit: http://kenphillipsgroup.com/ai.htm

AMERICAN IDOL XIV is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol. Follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges Jennifer Lopez @JLo, Harry Connick, Jr. @HarryConnickJR and Keith Urban @KeithUrban.

 

About 19 Entertainment

19 Entertainment is a division of CORE Media Group Inc. and home to iconic and enduring properties like 

AMERICAN IDOL and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.  CORE Media Group is a content companythat 

creates quality programing through its in­house creative team and myriad of partnerships with well­established industry 

leaders such as Sharp Entertainment, Howie Mandel’s Alevy Productions, Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment and B­17 Entertainment.  

Together, CORE's dynamic group of content creators is producing quality entertainment for over 30 networks.

 

Media contacts: Ken Phillips Publicity Group, Inc: KpPublicityGroup@gmail.com

And: Inquiries@19entertainment.com

 

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Photo credit: Fox Television    
Nick Fradiani
Tyanna Jones

Watch Nick sing his new single "Beautiful Life" here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAmgne51enw

Clark Beckham
Rayvon Owen
Jax

 

 

Photo credit: Lee Cherry  
Tyanna Jones
Rayvon Owen
Clark Beckham
Jax
Nick Fradiani
 
 

 

 

 

NICK FRADIANI
BIO

Gonna chase down our every desire
We blaze the night
With all we’ve been waiting for
All this time
Reaches such great heights
Gives us just one perfect night
To say oh what a beautiful life

Click Here to Watch the "Beautiful Life" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn_Ogge0dOk

 

There are many people who subscribe to the “10,000 hour rule” as a guidepost to success: the more you do something, the better you get at it. If you do reach the 10,000 milestone, it is believed that you’ve mastered something. Nick Fradiani has been playing guitar and singing since he was about ten years old; if he isn’t at the 10k mark yet, he’s awfully close.

Nick grew up in suburban Connecticut, the oldest child of a teacher mom and a musician dad. Music was always part of the household as Nick recalls, “Before I could talk, my dad said I’d hum along to music.” It wasn’t long before Nick Sr. could tell that Nick Jr. had the bug. “My dad was my musical tour-guide, so he laid the groundwork for the type of music I liked. I never listened to any kid’s music, I gravitated toward The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John and Tom Petty. My father gave me my first guitar because he could see I wanted to play along with what I was listening to. He taught me the basics and I took off from there.”

While taking off included a lot of talent nights in grammar school, a few ‘battle of the bands’ and joining his dad onstage, Nick actually leaned toward sports more than music. In fact, his father, who made a living performing with his band on cruise ships and casinos, cut back on traveling as Nick got older so he could coach his teams and catch his games. Nick was such a good athlete that he went to Wheaton College to study history and play basketball, though an injury sidelined him his freshman year. While he never gave up on music, he suddenly found himself with a lot of time on his hands. “I’d written a few songs before, but nothing that I ever thought was worth showing anyone. When I was recovering from my ankle injury, I started writing original music and played the songs for my dad. He thought they were good enough to help me start booking club dates up and down the East Coast.”

At first, Nick would play during breaks from school and was earning enough to forgo a summer job. “I not only became a better musician during this time, but I realized this was truly my passion. I graduated from college, and started my Masters Degree in teaching, but didn’t want to take the time off to student teach. I really wanted to keep playing my music.”

Around this same time Nick began fronting the band Beach Avenue, who had some local success. They appeared on a television show and went on to sell 20,000 singles on iTunes and gig regionally. Nick was working a day job, plus performing with his band at night, and he knew something had to give. “I was tired all the time, and I wasn’t giving 100% to my job or to my music. I wasn’t writing as well as I could because of how exhausted I was, and I knew I had to do one or the other. That’s when I decided to go all in on music. Two months later, I tried out for American Idol.

Interestingly, Nick tried out because friends and family encouraged him. “My mind frame was really ‘if it works out, it works out,’ which I think ultimately helped me because I didn’t overthink things. I was pretty relaxed until I was one of the Top 8 finalists, and then I thought, ‘Wow, maybe I could win this.”

As the Season 14 winner, Nick will not only be headlining the Idol tour, but he is watching his first solo single, “Beautiful Life,” [written by Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba] climb up the Billboard charts. “I’ve always written music and thought my advantage over other singers was being a good songwriter. On the show, they choose a final song for you. I was nervous because my passion is performing my own music. Once I heard “Beautiful Life,” I was immediately comfortable because it connected with me right away. The song suited my style, so much so that I felt like I could have written it, which made it easy for me to really deliver it.”

In addition to traversing the US promoting his single and visiting radio stations, Nick has already begun the creative process for his album, his first for Big Machine Records. He has been writing on his own, and will be doing some co-writing sessions up until he leaves to go on tour. Nick’s goal is to continue to write while on the road, and he is hoping to fit some recording sessions in between dates as well. After the tour wraps, Nick will solely focus on being in the Studio, readying his album for release. “I literally cannot wait to go in to the Studio and start writing. My favorite thing in the world is to perform original music live. When you write a song you’re proud of, and you know it’s good, there’s no better feeling. I am also looking forward to co-writing with people. I love collaborating, and the whole process of recording music is just so exciting to me.”

Nick Fradiani is not an overnight success, which turned out to serve him well since he had time to earn those ten thousand hours. “I know I am in the right place, at the right time. Obviously, I didn’t know all this was going to happen, but I always truly believed in my heart that I’d make my mark in music. I never got worried, I knew I’d get there. I never lost faith.”

 

 

 

NICK FRADIANI
BIO

Gonna chase down our every desire
We blaze the night
With all we’ve been waiting for
All this time
Reaches such great heights
Gives us just one perfect night
To say oh what a beautiful life

 

There are many people who subscribe to the “10,000 hour rule” as a guidepost to success: the more you do something, the better you get at it. If you do reach the 10,000 milestone, it is believed that you’ve mastered something. Nick Fradiani has been playing guitar and singing since he was about ten years old; if he isn’t at the 10k mark yet, he’s awfully close.

Nick grew up in suburban Connecticut, the oldest child of a teacher mom and a musician dad. Music was always part of the household as Nick recalls, “Before I could talk, my dad said I’d hum along to music.” It wasn’t long before Nick Sr. could tell that Nick Jr. had the bug. “My dad was my musical tour-guide, so he laid the groundwork for the type of music I liked. I never listened to any kid’s music, I gravitated toward The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John and Tom Petty. My father gave me my first guitar because he could see I wanted to play along with what I was listening to. He taught me the basics and I took off from there.”

While taking off included a lot of talent nights in grammar school, a few ‘battle of the bands’ and joining his dad onstage, Nick actually leaned toward sports more than music. In fact, his father, who made a living performing with his band on cruise ships and casinos, cut back on traveling as Nick got older so he could coach his teams and catch his games. Nick was such a good athlete that he went to Wheaton College to study history and play basketball, though an injury sidelined him his freshman year. While he never gave up on music, he suddenly found himself with a lot of time on his hands. “I’d written a few songs before, but nothing that I ever thought was worth showing anyone. When I was recovering from my ankle injury, I started writing original music and played the songs for my dad. He thought they were good enough to help me start booking club dates up and down the East Coast.”

At first, Nick would play during breaks from school and was earning enough to forgo a summer job. “I not only became a better musician during this time, but I realized this was truly my passion. I graduated from college, and started my Masters Degree in teaching, but didn’t want to take the time off to student teach. I really wanted to keep playing my music.”

Around this same time Nick began fronting the band Beach Avenue, who had some local success. They appeared on a television show and went on to sell 20,000 singles on iTunes and gig regionally. Nick was working a day job, plus performing with his band at night, and he knew something had to give. “I was tired all the time, and I wasn’t giving 100% to my job or to my music. I wasn’t writing as well as I could because of how exhausted I was, and I knew I had to do one or the other. That’s when I decided to go all in on music. Two months later, I tried out for American Idol.

Interestingly, Nick tried out because friends and family encouraged him. “My mind frame was really ‘if it works out, it works out,’ which I think ultimately helped me because I didn’t overthink things. I was pretty relaxed until I was one of the Top 8 finalists, and then I thought, ‘Wow, maybe I could win this.”

As the Season 14 winner, Nick will not only be headlining the Idol tour, but he is watching his first solo single, “Beautiful Life,” [written by Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba] climb up the Billboard charts. “I’ve always written music and thought my advantage over other singers was being a good songwriter. On the show, they choose a final song for you. I was nervous because my passion is performing my own music. Once I heard “Beautiful Life,” I was immediately comfortable because it connected with me right away. The song suited my style, so much so that I felt like I could have written it, which made it easy for me to really deliver it.”

In addition to traversing the US promoting his single and visiting radio stations, Nick has already begun the creative process for his album, his first for Big Machine Records. He has been writing on his own, and will be doing some co-writing sessions up until he leaves to go on tour. Nick’s goal is to continue to write while on the road, and he is hoping to fit some recording sessions in between dates as well. After the tour wraps, Nick will solely focus on being in the Studio, readying his album for release. “I literally cannot wait to go in to the Studio and start writing. My favorite thing in the world is to perform original music live. When you write a song you’re proud of, and you know it’s good, there’s no better feeling. I am also looking forward to co-writing with people. I love collaborating, and the whole process of recording music is just so exciting to me.”

Nick Fradiani is not an overnight success, which turned out to serve him well since he had time to earn those ten thousand hours. “I know I am in the right place, at the right time. Obviously, I didn’t know all this was going to happen, but I always truly believed in my heart that I’d make my mark in music. I never got worried, I knew I’d get there. I never lost faith.”

VIDEO

CBS 8

First Coast News - The Chat - Jacksonville

First Coast News - The Chat - Tyanna Interview

First Coast News ABC 6:00 p.m. News – Tyanna interview – May 28, 2015

FOX NEWS National

First Coast News

FOX 5-San Diego

FOX 5-San Diego (2)

FOX 13 News-Tampa

FOX 13 Good Day News - Tampa "Ordinary People"

FOX 17 - Nashville

FOX 17 - Nashville

FOX 29-San Antonio

FOX CT

Clark Beckham on Live with Kelly & Michael

Kevin Belman/USC - The Scoop
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

TVLine

Virginia This Morning

WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville. Tyanna interview May 26, 2015