Thursday, February 5, 2009

"American Idol" David Cook coming here

According to David Cook's official Web site, the "American Idol" Season Seven winner is headed to Poughkeepsie on March 10th to play for Marist College students.

When he comes to town, Cook will join fellow "Idol" winner Taylor Hicks and other "AI" alumni like Clay Aiken, Kellie Pickler and Blake Lewis, among others, who have played Dutchess County in the past year or so. The March 10th show in Poughkeepsie will be open only to Marist students, and will take place at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House. But, Sean, why the Bardavon? you ask? Well, in his contract, David stipulates each venue must hold no more than 1,000 people, thus ruling out Marist's McCann Center.

Cook's Poughkeepsie performance is part of a tour of mostly colleges beginning next Friday, (Feb. 13th) and will come nine days after he plays Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh; that March 1st performance is open likewise only open to MSM students.

Ironically, Cook will be coming to town in early March, when I usually start watching "Idol."

In case you missed it, David Cook and his pop-rock sound beat out 17-year-old David Archuleta's pop crooning in last year's season finale.

And just for the record: I voted for David Cook last year.


Anonymous said...

That's cooooooool!
In all seriousness, this area is a mecca for AI contestants.

Anonymous said...

Cook's opening act is Ryan Star???? From reality show Rock Star Supernova???? BWAHHHHHH!! They can't be serious.... They need to rename this tour pronto... it should be called the "COOK + STAR FAUX RAWK STAR POSEURS SUPERNOVA IDOL DECLARATION TEWER!

What an effing joke. AI and RSS Version 2.0.

Lisa Iannucci said...

honestly, i understand why he's doing that, but why not do a show at the civic center too and have it be open to the public?