"American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks has extended his current tour deeper into summer as the "Soul Patrol" leader continues to back his self-titled debut album.
Hicks continues a streak of non-stop touring that began back in February with a month's worth of fresh dates, including 08/01 first of back-to-back shows in Vicksburg, MS. The new leg then hits a number of Northeastern locales before dipping down into Florida and Texas.
Hicks swept Fox TV's "American Idol" competition a year ago and released his self-titled debut in December. The album, produced by Grammy winner Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty), entered The Billboard 200 chart at No. 2.
The set's first single, "Do I Make You Proud," hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the magazine's best-selling single of 2006, according to Hicks' website. The most recent single from the album, "Heaven Knows," peaked at No. 27 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. A streaming version of that song and others can be heard at the singer's MySpace page.
Hicks released an autobiographical book in July and spent some time in bookstores last month promoting the tome and doing in-store signings. The singer has also lined up an extensive slate of radio and TV appearances to sell the book, which owns the lengthy title "Heart Full of Soul: An Inspirational Memoir About Finding Your Voice and Finding Your Way."
Tour dates are below:
08/01 - Vicksburg, MS - Ameristar Casino 08/02 - Vicksburg, MS - Ameristar Casino 08/03 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum 08/04 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues 08/05 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater 08/09 - Watertown, NY - Watertown Fairgrounds Arena 08/10 - Torrington, CT - Warner Theatre 08/11 - Lincoln, RI - Twin River Events Center 08/12 - Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium 08/16 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid-Hudson Civic Center Hall 08/17 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts 08/18 - St. George, NY - St. George Theatre 08/19 - Toms River, NJ - Ritacco Center 08/24 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall 08/25 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheatre 08/26 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live 08/31 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues 09/01 - Charenton, LA - Cypress Bayou Casino 09/06 - Buffalo, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino 09/08 - Bethel Woods, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 09/09 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theater
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