Well, you might say that David Cook’s new tour with Gavin DeGraw got off to a rip-roarin’ start at Penn State on Sunday night.

Apparently during the concert, Cook’s pant split, ripped wide open! After using his guitar as some quick cover, his backstage help had to come to the rescue with duct tape.

Otherwise, everything went fine. Some of the songs he peformed included:

Circadian, Kiss on the Neck (w/Hotel California), The Last Goodbye, Hard to Believe, Heroes (w/Champagne Supernova), We Believe, Paper Heart, Come Back To Me, Right Here with You, Movin’ Out (Billy Joel cover), Declaration, Goodbye to the Girl, Light On, Fade Into Me.

The tour stops in St. Louis on Tuesday night and then gets the day off on Wednesday before a Thursday date in Tulsa, Okla.

Following is info on their stop in Santa Rosa:
David Cook and Gavin DeGraw with Carolina Liar

8 p.m., Oct. 20

At Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Highway 101 at River Road, Santa Rosa
Tickets: $45 and $35.

Phone: 707-546-3600

Online: wellsfargocenterarts.org

For more on American Idol and David Cook’s comments on everything from singing the National Anthem to the X Factor go to Bill Pinella’s Idol Chatter blog at http://idol.blogs.pressdemocrat.com


Oct. 9 State College, Pa. – Penn State
Oct. 10 Columbus, Ohio – Newport Music Hall
Oct. 11 St. Louis, Mo. – The Pageant
Oct. 13 Tulsa, Okla. – Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 15 Denver – Ogden Theatre
Oct. 17 Boise, Id. – Knitting Factory
Oct. 18 Seattle – Showbox Sodo
Oct. 20 Santa Rosa – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Oct. 21 Reno – Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Oct. 23 Phoenix – Arizona State Fair
Oct. 24 San Diego – Humphrey’s
Oct. 26 Pomona – The Fox Theatre
Oct. 29 Houston – Arena Theatre
Oct. 30 Austin, Texas – Austin City Limits Live
Nov. 1 Grand Prairie, Texas, – Verizon Theatre
Nov. 2 Memphis, Tenn. – Minglewood Hall
Nov. 4 Winston-Salem, N.C. – Wake Forest University
Nov. 5 York, Pa. – Penn State-York
Nov. 6 Cleveland – Playhouse Square Center
Nov. 7 Cincinnati – The Taft Theatre
Nov. 9 Greenville, S.C. – Peace Center
Nov. 10 Athens, Ga. – The Classic Center