American Idol Concert Review 2015 

Parker Playhouse 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 


Last night, concert goers were to treated to a very special evening at the Parker Playhouse  in Fort Lauderdale. The Top 5 American Idol Finalists were featured in grand style for a performance that will remain in the hearts and minds of those in attendance. 


The first to take the stage was Idol runner-up Joey Cook. Although she finished in seventh place this past season, she certainly deserves to be on stage with the Top 5.  A sweet voice with a very unique, old-time sound to it, Cook sang "Pretty Please", "Fancy", and "Sweet Pea". The performances were spot-on and well received by the audience. Cook's performance was accompanied by her trusted ukulele and was paired beautifully together.I hope to see more of her in the future. 


At once, the Top 5 took to the stage and opened the show with a rousing performance of Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Come My Way". The audience was immediately brought to their feet and began to dance and move to the rock rhythm  of the drums and electric guitar. The lighting was super impressive  and the choreography between the music and lighting were incredible. 


As the evening progressed, each Idol performer, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones, Rayvon Owen, and Clark Beckham each gave a brief history of themselves and the journey they took on American Idol. Individually they gave a great performance, as well as a group.  


It is very easy to see that there are no egos present with this group of talented entertainers. The relationships they have built through their time together on American Idol has translated to the road as well. There is no stopping them and it will be no surprise to hear their names on the music charts in the very near future. 


Check out my exclusive interview with Jax on the following websites… 




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AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! 2015 Tour Dates: 

DATE                    CITY                                     VENUE

July 07                   Clearwater, FL                     Ruth Eckerd Hall

July 08                   Sarasota, FL                         Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

July 09                   Melbourne, FL                     King Center For The Performing Arts

July 11                   Orlando, FL                          Hard Rock Live

July 12                   Fort Myers, FL                     Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

July 14                   Fort Lauderdale, FL            Parker Playhouse

July 15                   Jacksonville, FL                   Florida Theatre

July 17                   Nashville, TN                        Ryman Auditorium

July 18                   Louisville, KY                       The Kentucky Center – Whitney Hall

July 19                   Durham, NC                         Durham Performing Arts Center

July 21                   Richmond, VA                     Carpenter Theater

July 22                   Morristown, NJ                     Mayo Performing Arts Center

July 24                   Chautauqua, NY                 Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater

July 25                   Bethlehem, PA                     Sands Bethlehem Event Center

July 28                   Worcester, MA                     Hanover Theatre For The Performing Arts

July 29                   Hampton Beach, NH         Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

July 30                   Portland, ME                        Maine State Pier

August 01              Atlantic City, NJ                  Caesars Atlantic City - Circus Maximus

August 02              Red Bank, NJ                       Count Basie Theatre

August 03              Providence, RI                     Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS)

August 05              New York, NY                      Beacon Theatre

August 07              Detroit, MI                            MotorCity Casino Hotel

August 08              Chicago, IL                           Chicago Theatre

August 09              Indianapolis, IN                   Murat Theatre

August 10              St. Louis, MO                       Peabody Opera House

August 12              Grand Prairie, TX                 Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie

August 13              Houston, TX                         Bayou Music Center

August 14              San Antonio, TX                  Majestic Theatre

August 16              Mesa, AZ                              Mesa Arts Center

August 18              San Diego, CA                      Humphrey's

August 20              Los Angeles, CA                 Orpheum Theatre

August 21              Reno, NV                              Silver Legacy Resort & Casino

August 22              Santa Rosa, CA                   Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

August 23              San Francisco, CA               Warfield Theatre

August 25              Seattle, WA                           McCaw Hall

August 27              Saratoga, CA                        The Mountain Winery

August 28              Riverside, CA                       Fox Performing Arts Center



Many thanks and appreciation go out to publicist Ken Phillips for making this review possible.