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Click here to watch James' new video for "Smackdown": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcBX3ycr4Mw

Click here to see James perform on the American Idol finale show:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1PEC1yVCAE&ebc=ANyPxKqpWUZKXd43iF2ZKo4NcEAYgSvG76bEa72E3GUeDBt0FKEg_6uCNsfrhnmr0z72Id0-f7PMJFrGrBoO8R0ItPvMlY1HmA&nohtml5=False

 

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JAMES DURBIN RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE  AND VIDEO FOR “SMACKDOWN”
JAMES INVITED TO PERFORM ON AMERICAN IDOL FINALE SHOW APRIL 7
FORTHCOMING FULL LENGTH ALBUM TO BE RELEASED THIS SUMMER

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 1, 2016James Durbin has released his new single & video for “Smackdown”.  Click here: http://loudwire.com/james-durbin-smackdown-exclusive-video-premiere/


 In addition, “Smackdown” is available for digital download through CD Baby  here:  www.cdbaby.com/CD/jamesdurbin2     


“Smackdown” is the first new music from James in over 2 years and will be the lead single off of his forthcoming as-yet-untitled 3rd  full length album release slated for this summer.   “Smackdown” showcases James’ signature hard rock sound in a grand way with crunching guitar riffs and a truly epic drum beat.  From the opening bass riff to the closing scream & all the debauchery in between, James Durbin is back & better than ever before

James has also been invited to perform on American Idol’s finale show Thursday, April 7.  Other performers slated to return for the finale show include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, David Cook and many other former IDOLS.  "I'm really looking forward to being a part of the Idol series Finale. It's really beginning to hit me that this whole thing is gonna be over. I am excited but sad too. I'm honored & grateful to share the end of this show with all my amazingly talented Idol family & lay it to rest together" said James.


Complete press info and hi-res artwork here: http://kenphillipsgroup.com/durbin.htm

Follow James on social media here:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/durbinrock
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCriaQTu2uEaCW30rfOn1WBw
Facebook: http://facebook.com/durbinrock
Yahoo! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/durbinrock/

 

 



2016 Bio

James Durbin (27) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California, who finished in fourth place on the tenth season of American Idol. He lives in Aptos, CA with his wife Heidi and 2 kids Hunter (6) & Kinzee (1)

Durbin was a Top 4 finalist on season 10, but despite his early elimination, he received a homecoming celebration previously reserved for Top 3 contestants, the first time such an exception on the homecoming policy was made by the show. "Durbin Day" is to this day the largest public gathering of people in the history of Santa Cruz, CA. A whopping 30,000 people flocked to the stage at The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to catch a glimpse of their hometown hero's return.

James worked & performed alongside many incredible musicians including: Stevie Wonder, Bob Babbitt of The Funk Brothers, Don Was, Zakk Wylde, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, Mick Mars & Steel Panther to name a few. He appeared on the American Idol Season 10 finale, singing "Livin' After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" alongside British heavy metal legends Judas Priest.

Durbin has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kelly, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Durbin has also performed on Conan twice.

Durbin is no stranger to the stage and performing. Having toured the world on the 49 date Idol's Live Tour with sold out shows across the US, Canada & Philippines, landed supporting slots on tours with Buckcherry, Evanescence, Drowning Pool & Steel Panther as well as headlined his own shows, self produced "Destroy The Night: Tribute to The Doors & Led Zeppelin" & performed for our nations troops in Kyrgyzstan.

James Durbin has released 2 full length albums through WindUp Records: "Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster" & "Celebrate", as well as an Independently released Christmas EP "A Thrill Of Hope". Durbin is currently in the studio recording his 3rd full length album set for a Summer/Fall 2016 release.

James Durbin is an artist on the rise and a performer you don't want to miss.

 


 


VIDEOS

 

James with Judas Priest

 

James & Zack Wylde

 

James Performs "Parachute" on Conan
Click Here: http://teamcoco.com/video/james-durbin-03-03-14

 

Click Here to Watch the Official Video for "Parachute" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmrlqh3Pt8o&list=UU6NjAP__bgiv99frESvWIRA&feature=c4-overview

 

 

 

Click here to watch the official music video
for James' rock single "Stand Up"

http://www.vevo.com/watch/james-durbin/stand-up/USWV41100049?source=ap
Click here to watch the "Love Me Bad" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLNxG7NTi8w&ob=av2n



 

 

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James performs "Love Me Bad" acoustic with his new guitar players on Fox News