American Idol Alum Notes: Daughtry, Hicks Tour; Mandisa Album; Pickler Award

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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.

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