American Idol star makes the crowd go wild in Broomfield
American Idol has become a well oiled machine when it comes to pumping out rock and pop stars. Even the contestants who didn't win the final competition have found successful music careers after their stint on America's favorite primetime show. So it should be no surprise that Chris Daughtry, who finished fourth in the 5th season of Idol has rapidly ascended as one of the shows more successful alumni.
The 3rd most successful Idol contestant, only to be topped by Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, sold one million albums within his first week of its release as the band "Daughtry", making history as his record became the fastest selling debut rock album in history. And that's why Tuesday nights show at Broomfield's brand new 1st Bank Events Center could be described as nothing less than epic.
Openers and rock outfit Skillet, who are currently blowing up the Christian rock charts as of recent, joined Daughtry for a one night only appearance on the tour and did well in warming up the crowd. Their explosive stage presence matched their heavy yet polished sound.
But the crowd was much more eager for their bald and bearded Idol sensation to take the stage. The band built excitement in the house by playing the "Batman" theme song as they took position behind the massive curtain that was glittered with lights at the beginning of the set. Daughtry then broke right into their chart topping hits as the crowd in Broomfield went nuts, similarly to an American Idol studio audience. The band played their best and most popular songs including "Life After You" and "It's Not Over" to satisfy the cravings of their committed followers. The vibe was definitely arena rock and Chris's devoted fans were not disappointed.