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American Idol Concert Review 2015

Parker Playhouse
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Last night, concert goers were to treated to a very special evening at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. The Top 5 American Idol Finalists were featured in grand style for a performance that will remain in the hearts and minds of those in attendance.

The first to take the stage was Idol runner-up Joey Cook. Although she finished in seventh place this past season, she certainly deserves to be on stage with the Top 5. A sweet voice with a very unique, old-time sound to it, Cook sang "Pretty Please", "Fancy", and "Sweet Pea". The performances were spot-on and well received by the audience. Cook's performance was accompanied by her trusted ukulele and was paired beautifully together.I hope to see more of her in the future.

At once, the Top 5 took to the stage and opened the show with a rousing performance of Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Come My Way". The audience was immediately brought to their feet and began to dance and move to the rock rhythm of the drums and electric guitar. The lighting was super impressive and the choreography between the music and lighting were incredible.

As the evening progressed, each Idol performer, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones, Rayvon Owen, and Clark Beckham each gave a brief history of themselves and the journey they took on American Idol. Individually they gave a great performance, as well as a group.

It is very easy to see that there are no egos present with this group of talented entertainers. The relationships they have built through their time together on American Idol has translated to the road as well. There is no stopping them and it will be no surprise to hear their names on the music charts in the very near future.

Check out my exclusive interview with Jax on the following websites…



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AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! 2015 Tour Dates:

July 07 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
July 08 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
July 09 Melbourne, FL King Center For The Performing Arts
July 11 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
July 12 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
July 14 Fort Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
July 15 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
July 17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
July 18 Louisville, KY The Kentucky Center – Whitney Hall
July 19 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
July 21 Richmond, VA Carpenter Theater
July 22 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
July 24 Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater
July 25 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 28 Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre For The Performing Arts
July 29 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 30 Portland, ME Maine State Pier
August 01 Atlantic City, NJ Caesars Atlantic City - Circus Maximus
August 02 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
August 03 Providence, RI Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS)
August 05 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
August 07 Detroit, MI MotorCity Casino Hotel
August 08 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
August 09 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
August 10 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
August 12 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
August 13 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
August 14 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
August 16 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center
August 18 San Diego, CA Humphrey's
August 20 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
August 21 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Resort & Casino
August 22 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
August 23 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
August 25 Seattle, WA McCaw Hall
August 27 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
August 28 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center

Many thanks and appreciation go out to publicist Ken Phillips for making this review possible.