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'Idol' to do Maryland Theatre gig

April 06, 2007|by ERIN JULIUS

HAGERSTOWN - American Idol 2006 Taylor Hicks is coming to Hagerstown.

Hicks will perform July 6 at The Maryland Theatre, and the theater's director said Thursday that fans might want to line up the night before tickets go on sale at the theater's box office next weekend.

Tickets for the Friday night show go on sale April 14 at 8 a.m. Tickets will be available only at the box office that day to give local residents the first chance to buy them, according to Bruce Torres, president of Cabana Cove Concerts.

Tickets are expected to sell "very, very quickly," Torres said Thursday afternoon.

"He's one of the hottest things in music right now," said Torres, who called Hicks' live performances "amazing."

"He throws some jazz and blues in the middle of a mix of songs," Torres said.

Hicks' music is "bluesy and soulful" and he connects with the audience at his mostly standing-room-only concerts, Torres said.

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The Hagerstown concert date was the most recent addition to Hicks' 56-city tour, Torres said.

Hicks' tour focuses on smaller venues like The Maryland Theatre, Torres said.

"It's a grass-roots tour for him," Torres said.

Hicks is the first of many big names who Executive Director Brian Sullivan hopes will perform at the theatre, he said.

The Maryland Theatre seats 1,300 people, and 95 percent of those seats will be available for the concert, Sullivan said.

Tickets will be available at the theater's box office at 27 S. Potomac St. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 14.

Beginning the morning of April 16, tickets will be available at www.mdtheatre.org or by calling the box office at 301-790-2000, Sullivan said.




If you go ...



  • When: July 6, 7:30 p.m.

  • Where: The Maryland Theatre

  • Ticket prices: From $60 to $90

  • More information: Go to www.taylorhicks.com





Other 'Idol' winners



Kelly Clarkson (2002)
Ruben Studdard (2003)
Fantasia Barrino (2004)
Carrie Underwood (2005)

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