Bo Bice’s new video for “You Take Care of Yourself.” It has a traditional country sound, not so much his signature 1970s Southern rock. But it sure beats his effort at pop “The Real Thing.”
MJ had some concert stats which show Adam Lambert having no trouble selling out 4,500 seat amphitheaters. Jordin Sparks did a couple of small dates with rather dismal results:
196 Jordin Sparks
Regency Center Grand Ballroom; San Francisco, Calif.
July 10, 2010
$6,784; 409 of 1,424 (29%); $28, $12.50
Pollstar (from IdolStages):
Sellersville Theatre 1894; Sellersville PA
July 29, 2010
$1,446; 57 of 320 (18%)
We also haven’t seen how the Idols did August 1 here at Gwinnett Arena but it was so-so numbers in Dallas a week later:
50 American Idols Live
American Airlines Center; Dallas, Texas
Aug. 9, 2010
$313,324; 5,518 of 9,938 (56%); $70.50, $50.50, $40.50
The shows seem to be grossing about half of what the past two years have been doing so I anticipate this tour will end up grossing $15 million vs. $30 million each in 2008 and 2009.
MJ also reports Lee DeWyze’s release date has been pushed back to November 16 for his first post “Idol” album.
-Here’s a person who knows a bit about Steven Tyler and the assessment is not good. He’s known to ramble and is not known for providing great insights into music. Not good.
For a show increasingly skewing and feeling older, “Idol” should have gone young and brave — Justin Timberlake being the ideal. The worst part is Tyler probably wasn’t the first one on returning “Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe‘s call sheet. Tyler’s the one you reach out to after Elton and Cher said “Not interested.”
My question: what happened to Harry Connick Jr.????