American Idol Alum Notes: Daughtry, Hicks Tour; Mandisa Album; Pickler Award
We hope you're enjoying the latest round of American Idol singers - we're rooting for Sarah Krueger so far - but here's an update on what former contestants are up to:
- Chris Daughtry, whose debut album has sold 1.23 million copies, has announced the four California dates of his first headlining tour: Jan. 28 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Jan. 29 in Solana Beach, Feb. 1 at the El Rey in Los Angeles and Feb. 4 at Slim's in San Francisco.
- Taylor Hicks has booked 23 dates in the South, Midwest and Northeast starting Feb. 21 in Jacksonville, Fla.
- Mandisa will release her debut album via EMI/Sparrow Records in May 2007.
- Kellie Pickler received the RIAA Gold certification of her debut album, Small Town Girl.