So, when David Cook makes his way through Santa Rosa on Oct. 20 (Thursday) with Gavin DeGraw, just how did that duo come to tour together?
Well, here is how Cook explains it:
“Gavin (DeGraw) and I met early in the first record’s (Cook’s initial CD) life cycle. We were doing a Christmas show, I believe in Orlando and a radio thing brought us together. He’s a good dude, has good vibes and good energy. So when it came time to put this tour together and we were trying to figure out where we fit best Gavin’s name popped up and it just seemed like the perfect opportunity for both of us. He’s got a new record out that’s great and those two records kinda vibed with each other,” Cook explained.
And then there is the opening act – Carolina Liar.
“And then we were fortunate enough to get Carolina Liar to come on with us,” Cook said. “That’s a weird story. I actually met Chad, the singer, he is from South Carolina. I met him in Sweden. I was over there doing some writing and we just crossed paths
while I was bar-hopping in Stockholm.
“And when his name came up for this tour I thought absolutely I’d love to hang out with that dude again. This lineup is great and obviously having the existing relationship with these guys helps. I just think it’s gonna be a blast. And us getting along and having that vibe and energy, hopefully it generates to the audience.”
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.
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