The all-American nearly-turned Fuel frontman American Idol star Chris Daughtry is bringing his band and his ever-prominent soul patch to the Southwest for a rock and roll romp at the Comerica Theatre in May.
Daughtry's manly, modern rock howl has made him one of the few Idol contestants to move from the hallowed stages of reality television to a rock 'n' roll career, but like David Cook, he demonstrated his solid pipes with songs outside of the rock canon on the show, like Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World" and Keith Urban's "Memories of Us."
Course, he also sang some Creed. So there's that.
Daughtry, The B-52's, The Expendables and other artists will be pleasing crowds across the Valley in the coming weeks.
The rest of this week's shows after the jump...
The B-52's: Friday, June 8, 8 p.m., $35-$99. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.
Behemoth: With Watain, The Devil's Blood, & Solitude, Thursday, April 26, 6 p.m., $16-$20. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Best of Grown & Sexy: With Dru Hill, Case, K-Ci and JoJo, & Silk and Slim, Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., $34-$56. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Alfie Boe: Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $36-$102. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.
Brotha Lynch Hung: Saturday, June 2, 6:30 p.m., Price TBA. The Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Daughtry: With Saftysuit, & Mike Sanchez, Monday, May 21, 6:30 p.m., $39.50-$49.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
The Expendables: With Unwritten Law, Josh Fischel, DJ Unite, Saturday, May 19, 6:30 p.m., $14.75. The Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Here We Go Magic: Saturday, June 16, 8:30 p.m., $10-$12. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Il Volo: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$79.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
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Margot and the Nuclear So and So's: Saturday, May 26, 8:30 p.m., $14-$15. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Johnny Rivers: With Gene Deer, Friday, April 13, 8 p.m., $35-$50. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Trial: With Run With the Hunted, All Teeth, & Power Wolves, Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., $10-$12. The Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.