Wednesday To-Do: Daughtry | Rock Candy

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday To-Do: Daughtry

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Daughtry plays Robinson Center Music Hall Wednesday.
  • Daughtry plays Robinson Center Music Hall Wednesday.

DAUGHTRY
8 p.m. Robinson Center Music Hall. $50-$61.

Though Chris Daughtry didn't win on American Idol back in '06, he and his band are undoubtedly among the most successful AI alums, eclipsing many of the show's winners in terms of album sales and lasting popularity. The band's first album, 2006's "Daughtry," was the fastest-selling debut in SoundScan history. Daughtry fan Ellen DeGeneres consoled him on her show, telling the furrowed-browed rocker that he's "somebody who's going to be a big star. You're going to be very, very successful, with or without winning."

It's easy to hear why. While he often comes across every bit as ultra-serious as many of his peers, Daughtry can actually sing, as opposed to your Creeds and Nickelbacks and Matchbox 20s and assorted other yarlers who've been gumming up the modern rock landscape with their sub-Vedder vocal contortions for lo these many years.

Nashville-based SafetySuit opens the show, offering earnest, guitar-centric alt-rock.

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