American Idol finalist and superstar frontman Chris Daughtry will be touring around the United States and Europe from February 8-March 14. Among the hits that Daughtry plays on tour are “Home,” “What About Now,” “Crawling Back to You,” “Over You,” “No Surprise,” “Waiting for Superman,” and “September.” Daughtry has also begun playing one of his favorite Phil Collins songs, “In the Air Tonight” as a sort of tribute to the rock legend. The star singer has confessed that his favorite song of 2013 is “Radioactive” by the new American rock sensations, Imagine Dragons. Fans begging ticket sellers for seats at Daughtry’s concerts likely already know what to expect from the rock magician, but casual fans on the fence about shelling out the money for tickets might want a little incentive.
Daughtry in Concert
Live in concert Daughtry is pure talent. The singer pulls no punches. He sings at the top of his lungs like a true rock star from yesteryear. There is no lip-synching, and the backup vocalists/pianists/guitarists do not overshadow his voice. Listening to him sing it is obvious that Daughtry loves performing and he loves music. Part of his show includes asking fans to stomp their feet, clap along and help sing the lyrics. That is something that Bon Jovi perfected.
While pundits originally lambasted Daughtry for allegedly having a limited vocal range and a soft voice, there can be no doubts left about the singer’s growth or about his overall talent. He belts out tones that may remind fans of Chris Shin from the band Live with a touch of Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar mixed in. This is not to suggest that Daughtry is more talented than any of the other popular singers on tour, but to criticize his range would be a big mistake.
Daughtry’s band is on tour now in 2014. Josh Steely and Brian Craddock are on guitar, Robin Diaz is on drums, and Josh Paul is their bassist. They may lack the flash and pizzazz of bands such as The All American Rejects, but they play with passion. Daughtry is not a band that does back flips or that jumps into crowds. Instead, they are too involved in putting on the best show possible for the fans in attendance and they succeed.
If you are interested in learning more about Daughtry (the band and the singer) visit their official website, www.daughtryofficial.com.