David Cook: The Holiday Birthday Show
Please note, this event has expired.
Tickets on sale Friday, August 20 at 10am.
The winner of the seventh season of Fox’s American Idol competition, David Cook is a rock-oriented vocalist with a bent toward a commercial post-grunge sound. Although born in Houston, Texas in 1982, Cook grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri, where he first began singing in various elementary-school concerts. The budding musician then participated in his high-school drama program and appeared in many musical productions. During his junior year of high school, Cook formed the band Axium along with a classmate and performed with the group throughout his college years, even releasing two independently produced albums that garnered some national recognition. Although he attended the University of Central Missouri on a theater scholarship, Cook switched degree programs after two years and studied graphic design instead. After graduating in 2006, he parted ways with Axium and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to pursue his musical interests. While there, he worked as a bartender and performed with the band the Midwest Kings.
Cook released an independently produced solo album, 2006’s Analog Heart, before auditioning for the 2008 season of the Fox vocal competition American Idol. (Not surprisingly, Analog Heart became a best-seller online during Cook’s time on American Idol.) Initially, Cook came to the Idol auditions to support his younger brother Andrew, who did not make the cut. However, after gaining encouragement from his brother, Cook sang Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” for the show’s judging panel and was accepted into the competition’s Hollywood round. A guitar player since age 12, Cook took advantage of the show’s new rule allowing vocalists to play instruments on-stage, and for many of his subsequent performances accompanied himself on guitar.
Contact: (615) 251-3020
1604 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203(Neighborhood: 8th Avenue / Melrose)
Parking is available in front of The Basement (behind Grimey’s) and in the gravel strip next to dumpsters off of Alloway St. Legal street parking is also available on the surrounding streets. Please do not park in the fenced in gravel lot behind Grimey’s Too as it will be locked at 8pm.