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Oct 16, 2013

Wed 8:00 PM

2124 Broadway (at 74th)
New York, NY 10023

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Performers:

  • The Fray
  • Daughtry

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Cost

40.00 to 105.00

Performer Info

The Fray: Piano driven melodies, inspirational lyrics, and an alt-rock flare were the formula of success for The Fray. With only two albums under their belt, the band has become one of pop music's favorites. The Fray tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout 2011.

Forged in Christian schools in Denver, the band met through their affiliation with Faith Christian Academy in the early 2000s. Following graduation from the school, the band released their first album, Movement EP in 2002. They followed that up with the Reason EP and began to accumulate a following in the Denver metro area. A single "Over my Head (Cable Car)" was released to radio and made an immediate impact on local stations. In 2004 an Epic Records A&R exec stumbled upon the band and they were soon signed to a deal.

The Fray debuted How to Save a Life in 2005 and released the single that got them the deal to national radio. The slow burning success of "Over My Head (Cable Car)" was sweet indeed. After fourteen weeks on the charts it finally peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 giving the band their first top ten single and it became the fifth most downloaded single of 2006. The second single "How to Save a Life" was licensed out to several TV shows including Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs before peaking at #3 on the Hot 100. In support of the album, The Fray tour dates were scheduled internationally and produced a live album entitled Live at the Electric Factory: Bootleg No. 1 which was recorded in Philadelphia. A subsequent live album Acoustic in Nashville: Bootleg No. 2 was also released in 2006.

The band returned to the studio in 2008 to finish their self-titled sophomore set. Released in 2009, the album featured the lead-off track "You Found Me" which debuted at #28 on the Hot 100. The album debuted at #3 selling nearly 200k copies in its maiden week. The band also produced a cover of the Kanye West hit "Heartless" which was released in 2009 to iTunes. Following their foray into hip-hop, they were invited to work with Timbaland on his Shock Value II album on the song "Undertow". Since 2010, the band released another EP entitled Christmas as a free download and are currently in the studio working on their third album.

With their heartwarming lyrics and powerful messages, The Fray easily developed a critical and commercial following. They were recently nominated for two Grammy Awards for their sophomore album and hope to recreate the success on their third. The Fray tour dates are currently scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Don't miss out when they come to your area; Use Eventful as your source for the Fray tour dates and concert schedule information.

Daughtry: Chris Daughtry gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol. After being eliminated in the Top 4, Daughtry turned down a chance to front the rock band Fuel and decided to form his own band. He auditioned and recruited several musicians to form Daughtry, and he made American Idol history with the commercial success of their self-titled debut. Daughtry tour dates have been scheduled persistently since they debuted in 2006, however, only a few more scheduled concerts remain on the 2011 concert schedule.

In 2006 the band entered the studio with prolific hard-rock producer, Howard Benson, who helped craft Daughtry's alternative-rock friendly debut album. Daughtry took a heavy hand in the songwriting role, he co-wrote the hits "Feels Like Tonight" and "Home". The lead-off single from the album, "It's Not Over", hit #4 on the Hot 100 and the album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 right behind the premiere of Jay-Z's album "Kingdom Come". The album churned out hit after hit, with "Home", "Over You", and "What I Want" all reaching the top ten on Billboard's various singles surveys. With the helping hand of a slew of singles, the album was propelled to the #1 spot of the Billboard 200 in its ninth week on the albums charts and went on to sell over four million copies. Daughtry made history and the album is recognized as the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history. Additionally, Daughtry was the first American Idol contestant to release an album that charted in the top 100 for over two years. The album proved it had legs and ultimately stayed on the charts for a then record 136 weeks. Daughtry tour dates were booked in support of the album and in 2007 they opened for Nickelback on their tour. Also in 2007, the Daughtry concert schedule included a headlining gig at Summerfest in Milwaukee. The album garnered the band four nominations at the Grammy Awards ceremony in 2008. Daughtry concert dates were booked on the opening slot for Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway Tour" in 2008.

The band headed back into the studio in late 2008 and early 2009 to record the sophomore follow-up. "Leave This Town" was released in July, 2009 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The high placement was fueled by the success of the lead single "No Surprise", which was certified platinum in the US and featured the additional hit singles "Life After You" and September". The album itself was also certified platinum and solidified Daughtry's success while warding off the sophomore album curse. In support of the album, Daughtry tour dates were booked as the headliners on the "Leave This Town Tour" which ran from October, 2009 through October, 2010 with the tour culminating in sold-out shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Daughtry announced on New Year's Eve 2010 that the band is back in the studio recording new material. This March, he announced that two songs, "Spaceship", and "Breaking My Fall", have been recorded and that the new album will take the band in a new musical direction. Daughtry's concert schedule for 2011 include six more scheduled performances throughout Summer, 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Daughtry tour dates, concert schedule, and venue information.

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