Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Info on the American Idol Texas Mini-Tour

First off, a belated happy birthday to Ruben Studdard!

I got some much needed info on the concert series. I want to emphasize that this information did NOT come from the Vegas VIP Group, as they are a CRAPPY organization, and I highly recommend that nobody ever does business with them again.

The information I have comes directly from Shirlyn Makar, Will's mother, and on behalf of all the interested fans (and myself) a million thanks go to Shirlyn for all the research she did on this today. Some info also comes via Rob on the Anthony Forums from Anthony Fedorov's manager.

Tickets are supposed to be available via Ticketmaster, however I caution that I haven't yet been able to find Ticketmaster links for all the venues. Those that I have are mentioned specifically below. If anyone else turns up any further information, please pass it on.

All locations are now confirmed. Be aware that for the outdoor venues, most tickets are non-refundable and the event will be held rain or shine.

10/3 San Angelo - The show is being sponsored by radio station KIXY 94.7 (phone number 325-949-3333) and KMDX Mix 106 (phone number 325-947-0899) For Foster Field, San Angelo, Oct 3rd- tickets range from $25 to $90 and can be purchased at the San Angelo Colts website--- (or their telephone number is 325-942-6587). Their site includes a radio promo.

10/4 Laredo - This show is being sponsored by radio station KNEX-Mixx (956-725-1000) The venue for this show is Veteran's Field (home of Minor League Baseball's Laredo Broncos, at 2200 Santa Maria Avenue. You can contact the stadium at (956) 723-BASE.) This show can be ordered online through E-Tix by clicking here. Please note that this is an outdoor venue, and that there is a no-refund policy on tickets. Show is rain or shine. Tickets are from $25-$90 apiece, depending on where you sit.

10/5 McAllen - Info on this one is slim. The show is being sponsored by KBFM radio. Their phone number is (956) 973-9202. UPDATE: Find out how to get tickets by checking the Edinburg Coyotes website

10/6 Corpus Christi - The show will be held at the Concrete Street Amphitheatre, an outdoor venue. Tickets may be ordered through this Ticketmaster link. Times and prices are listed there as well.

10/7 Beaumont - The venue is the Beaumont Civic Center, (409) 838-3435, and it is an indoor venue. This show is being sponsored by KTCX and KRWP. Their phone number is 409-951-2515 and the station manager's name is Brandon. UPDATE: Ticket info is at the Beaumont Civic Center events website.

Confirmed Idols:
-Ruben Studdard - Season 2 winner
-Will Makar - Season 5 finalist
-Kevin Covais - Season 5 finalist
-Justin Guarini - Season 1 first runner-up
-Anthony Fedorov - Season 4 finalist
-Melissa McGhee - Season 5 finalist
-Olivia Mojica - Season 2 finalist
-Brenna Gethers - Season 5 finalist
-Lindsey Cardinale - Season 4 finalist
-William Hung - Season 3 Contestant

So, while the promotion of this concert series is probably the worst I've seen EVER, please go out and support these young artists, and show your love.


At 8:26 PM, Blogger Bathroom Hippo said...

Still tuning in! You got such a great voice JD.

At 7:24 AM, Blogger J.D. said...

Thanks :) According to my podcast stats, over 1000 people downloaded last week's podcast. I'm happy that you guys like it that much!

At 7:33 AM, Blogger J.D. said...

I'll try to update this at lunch today... time's getting away from me.

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Diana said...

Thanks for all the info! I'm going to the Laredo one! and yay, we have some promotion on the radio, it rocks! :)

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

what the hell is a podcast? please, somebody tell me!!

JD... I am missing all the personal bloggy stuff... what's new with YOU?

At 11:58 AM, Blogger J.D. said...


What you hear when you open my blog page, that's a podcast :)

It's basically some pre-produced mp3 of any kind that people can either download and listen to or stream. Think "iPOD" meets "broadCAST" and you get the terminology.

As for the personal stuff, I did a sort of personal one last Wednesday, but just for you, I'll work up something for the weekend :)


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