::Idol Chris Daughtry To Give Free Concert
From Staff And Wire Reports
Thursday, March 22, 2007
GREENSBORO - American Idol singing sensation and North Carolina native Chris Daughtry will give a free concert this Friday night March 23rd in downtown Greensboro.
According to the Greensboro Coliseum, on Friday night, the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Host Committee of Greensboro will host a "Tournament Town Goes Downtown Block Party" beginning at 8:00pm. that will feature a free concert performance by Chris Daughtry and his band "Daughtry."
The concert is free and will be open to the public.
The event will be held in the Hamburger Square area adjacent to Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing at the intersection of McGee and Davie along Elm Street in downtown Greensboro.
Gates will open at 7:00pm. Food and beverage stands will be open for concession purchases, says the coliseum.
Coliseum officials are asking that those attending not bring in outside food, drinks, video cameras, bags or backpacks, glass containers, or knives or weapons (!) to the event.
The "Tournament Town Goes Downtown Block Party" is being held in conjunction with the City of Greensboro's hosting of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Regional held March 24 & 26th at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Headlining the concert will be the band Daughtry, led by frontman Chris Daughtry who grew up in Guilford County in McLeansville which is just outside of Greensboro. Daughtry now lives in Oak Ridge, which is in the northwest part of Guilford County about 10 minutes north of Greensboro.
Following his Top 10 finish on season five of Fox TV's American Idol, Chris formed the band Daughtry and recently released the group's smash-hit, self-titled debut release.
Daughtry is currently the No. 1 selling album on the latest Billboard chart.
"To secure a group of Daughtry's overwhelming popularity, particularly with Chris' local ties, will make this a tremendous event," said Greensboro Coliseum managing director Matt Brown in a released statement.
"We expect a huge turnout and the Coliseum plans to feature the success of this concert as a major element of our upcoming bid to host the 2012 Women's Final Four."
Opening for Daughtry will be the Greensboro based alternative rock group Athenaeum. Athenaeum broke onto the scene in 1998 with its debut album Radiance, which spawned the Top 20 Alternative hit "What I Didn't Know", as well as the fan favorite "Flat Tire." ::