The Declaration Tour – 2009

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Declaration Tour
Tour by David Cook
Declaration Tour poster.jpg
Declaration Tour poster
Associated album David Cook
Start date February 13, 2009
End date December 1, 2009
Legs 2
No. of shows 152 in North America
David Cook concert chronology

Declaration Tour is the first solo headline tour of the American rock singer-songwriter[1] David Cook, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of the reality television show American Idol. There were 152 shows in this tour, not including an extra show in Manila in the Philippines, a record for an Idol debut tour. The tour earned an average gross of $46,263 per show.[2]

Background[edit]

The tour supported Cook's platinum self-titled album. The tour is named after "Declaration", the first track from the album and started on February 13, 2009, in Tallahassee, Florida, following Cook's appearance at Walt Disney World Resort's The American Idol Experience attraction. The tour was originally due to end on April 25, 2009, but had since been extended twice to finish until the end of year.

"I’m more than excited to hop on the road and support this record. This tour represents both a new beginning and a return to form for me," David says. "It's our first full tour, and we’re all ready to pour whatever blood, sweat, and tears that we can muster into making this show, and every show from here on out, an experience. Part of that experience is bringing back this college tour idea. There's something inherently nostalgic about playing college shows. So many amazing acts used to do it, so it's nice to be able to bring that ideal back, in some small way. And besides, touring on a bus beats what we used to do, which was cram five guys into a seven passenger van for one show, 13 hours away..."

David Cook was originally supported on the tour with musicians Neal Tiemann (lead guitar, backing vocals), Andy Skib (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Kyle Peek (drums, backing vocals), and Joey Clement (bass guitar). Joey Clement however was replaced by Monty Anderson on July 27, 2009 for the rest of the tour.

Opening acts[edit]

Others who opened for David Cook include his friends from Tulsa; Bryan Jewett and Phil Marshall.

Set list[edit]

David Cook at the House of Blues, New Orleans on July 7, 2009

(Songs varied between shows and selected from the following list)

  1. "Heroes"
  2. "We're Only Honest When We're Sleeping"
  3. "Mr. Sensitive"
  4. "Breathe Tonight"
  5. "Little Lies" (Fleetwood Mac cover)
  6. "Lie"
  7. "Declaration"
  8. "My Last Request"
  9. "Permanent"
  10. "Make Me"
  11. "Kiss on the Neck" (sometimes w/"Hotel California" (Eagles cover))
  12. "Straight Ahead"
  13. "I Did It for You"
  14. "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson cover)
  15. "Avalanche" (Sometimes Acoustic)
  16. "Come Back To Me"
  17. "Life on the Moon" (Sometimes Acoustic)
  18. "Hot for Teacher" (Van Halen cover)
  19. "Livin' on a Prayer" (Bon Jovi cover, sometimes acoustic)
  20. "Anodyne" (Midwest Kings cover)
  21. "Light On"
  22. "Hunger Strike" (Temple of the Dog cover)
  23. "Man in the Box" (Alice in Chains cover, sometimes acoustic)
  24. "The Truth"
  25. "The World I Know" (Collective Soul cover)
  26. "Souvenir"
  27. "Always Be My Baby" (Mariah Carey cover)
  28. "Silver"
  29. Bar-ba-sol"
  30. "A Daily AntheM"
  31. "Last Train Home"
  32. "Shattered Dreams" (Johnny Hates Jazz cover)
  33. "Til I'm Blue" (Midwest Kings cover)
  34. "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" (Cutting Crew cover)
  35. "Make Believe"
  36. "My Hero" (Foo Fighters cover)
  37. "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" (Nine Inch Nails cover)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
February 13, 2009 Tallahassee United States Club Downunder at Florida State University
February 14, 2009 Biloxi Beau Rivage
February 15, 2009 Oxford University of Mississippi
February 18, 2009 Eau Claire University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
February 19, 2009 Cedar Falls University of Northern Iowa
February 20, 2009 Green Bay University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
February 21, 2009 Valparaiso Valparaiso University
February 23, 2009 Waverly Wartburg College
February 24, 2009 Fulton Westminster College
February 25, 2009 Conway University of Central Arkansas
February 27, 2009 Portsmouth Shawnee State University
March 1, 2009 Newburgh Mount Saint Mary College
March 2, 2009 Brookville CW Post – LIU
Open to students only
March 3, 2009 Carlisle Dickinson College
March 6, 2009 Morgantown West Virginia University
March 7, 2009 Glassboro Rowan University
Open to students only
March 8, 2009 Willimantic Eastern Connecticut State University
Open to students only
March 10, 2009 Poughkeepsie Marist College
March 11, 2009 Brockport State University of New York at Brockport
Open to students only
March 13, 2009 Niagara Falls Seneca Niagara Casino
March 14, 2009 Elkins Davis & Elkins College
March 16, 2009 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg University
March 19, 2009 Mansifield Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
March 20, 2009 Atlantic City The Borgata
March 21, 2009
March 23, 2009 Selinsgrove Susquehanna University
Open to students only
March 24, 2009 York Penn State York
March 26, 2009 Buies Creek Campbell University
March 27, 2009 Pemberton Burlington County College
March 28, 2009 Williamsburg College of William & Mary
Open to students only
March 30, 2009 New London Colby–Sawyer College Cancelled
March 31, 2009 New Haven Southern Connecticut State University Cancelled
April 2, 2009 Wilmington Azalea Fest at UNC Wilmington
April 3, 2009 Townson Towson University
Open to students only
April 4, 2009 Lewisburg Bucknell University
April 5, 2009 Radford Radford University
April 7, 2009 Columbia University of South Carolina
Open to students only
April 8, 2009 Macon Mercer University
April 10, 2009 Knoxville The Square Room
April 11, 2009 Memphis Minglewood Hall
April 13, 2009 Joliet University of St. Francis
Open to students only
April 14, 2009 Macomb Western Illinois University
April 20, 2009 Tyler University of Texas at Tyler
Open to students only
April 21, 2009 Searcy Harding University
April 22, 2009 Kansas City Ameristar Casino Kansas City
April 24, 2009 Omaha Creighton University
Open to students only
April 25, 2009 Tulsa University of Tulsa
April 27, 2009 Rolla Missouri S&T
April 28, 2009 Warrensburg University of Central Missouri
April 29, 2009 Little Rock Revolution Music Room
May 1, 2009 Gainesville Common Grounds
May 2, 2009 West Palm Beach Sunfest
May 4, 2009 Athens Georgia Theatre
May 5, 2009 Louisville Headliners Music Club
May 6, 2009 Perrysburg Owens Community College
Rescheduled for September 9, 2009
May 8, 2009 Akron Musica
May 16, 2009 Pasay Philippines Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
with David Archuleta
May 22, 2009 New York City United States New York University
May 23, 2009 Northampton Pearl Street Night Club
May 24, 2009 New Haven Toad's Place
May 26, 2009 Elyria Lorain County Community College
May 27, 2009 Springfield Clark State Community College
May 28, 2009 Newark Ohio State University at Newark
May 30, 2009 Virginia Beach The Patriotic Festival
May 31, 2009 Carrboro Cat's Cradle
June 18, 2009 Del Mar San Diego County Fair
June 20, 2009 Bonner Springs Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
June 21, 2009 Wichita Cotillion Ballroom
June 23, 2009 Tulsa Cain's Ballroom
June 24, 2009 Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom
June 26, 2009 Denver Ogden Theatre
June 27, 2009 Aspen Belly Up
June 28, 2009 Beaver Creek Vilar Center For The Arts
June 30, 2009 Santa Fe Lensic Theater
July 1, 2009 Amarillo Midnight Rodeo & Piranha Room
July 3, 2009 Thackerville WinStar World Casino
July 4, 2009 Baton Rouge Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin'
July 5, 2009 Galveston Moody Gardens
July 7, 2009 New Orleans House of Blues
July 8, 2009 Chattanooga Chattanooga Convention Center
July 10, 2009 Lansing Common Ground Music Festival
July 11, 2009 Chesaning Chesaning Showboat Music Festival
July 12, 2009 Chicago House of Blues
July 15, 2009 Duluth Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
July 16, 2009 Des Moines Simon Estes Amphitheater
July 17, 2009 Sioux City Orpheum Theatre
July 19, 2009 Indianapolis The Egyptian Room
July 20, 2009 Covington Madison Theater
July 22, 2009 Mahnomen Shooting Star Casino
July 23, 2009 West Bend Washington County Fair
July 24, 2009 Prior Lake Mystic Lake Casino
July 25, 2009 Monticello Great Jones County Fair
July 27, 2009 Harrington Delaware State Fair
July 29, 2009 Washington, D.C. Birchmere Theater
July 30, 2009 Sayreville Starland Ballroom
July 31, 2009 Glenside Keswick Theatre
August 1, 2009 Ledyard MGM Grand at Foxwoods
August 3, 2009 Bethelehem Musikfest
August 4, 2009 Millvale Mr. Smalls Theater
August 6, 2009 New York City Nokia Theater
August 8, 2009 Columbus Ohio State Fair
August 9, 2009 Perrysburg Owens Community College
August 12, 2009 Ventura Ventura County Fair
August 14, 2009 Knoxville Tennessee Theatre
August 15, 2009 Lewisburg State Fair of West Virginia
August 20, 2009 Lancaster Antelope Valley Fair
August 21, 2009 Sacramento California State Fair
August 23, 2009 Yakima Capitol Theatre
August 24, 2009 Seattle Showbox SoDo
August 25, 2009 Spokane Knitting Factory
August 27, 2009 Casper Casper Events Center
August 29, 2009 Mitchell Corn Palace
August 30, 2009 Fargo The Venue At The Hub
September 1, 2009 Billings Shrine Auditorium
September 2, 2009 Idaho Fallas Civic Auditorium
September 3, 2009 Missoula Wilma Theatre
September 5, 2009 Salem Oregon State Fair
September 8, 2009 San Francisco The Fillmore
September 9, 2009 Los Angeles Henry Fonda Theatre
September 10, 2009 San Diego Spreckels Theater
September 15, 2009 Allegan Allegan County Fair
September 17, 2009 Cleveland House of Blues
September 18, 2009 York York Fair
September 20, 2009 Newport Beach Taste of Newport
September 26, 2009 Atlantic City Borgata Hotel Casino
September 27, 2009 Union Wilkins Theater, Kean University
September 28, 2009 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg Fair
October 2, 2009 Montreal Canada Metropolis
October 3, 2009 Ottawa Ritual Nightclub
October 9, 2009 Clifton Park United States Northern Lights
October 10, 2009 Providence Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
October 11, 2009 Charlottesville Paramount Theater
October 13, 2009 Richmond The National
October 15, 2009 North Myrtle Beach House of Blues
October 16, 2009 Greensboro N Club
October 17, 2009 Columbia South Carolina State Fair
October 18, 2009 Perry Georgia National Fair
November 3, 2009 Phoenix Arizona State Fair
November 4, 2009 El Paso Club 101
November 6, 2009 Shawnee Firelake Grand Casino
November 7, 2009 Houston Warehouse Live
November 8, 2009 Dallas Palladium Ballroom
November 10, 2009 St. Louis The Pageant
November 11, 2009 Milwaukee Riverside Theater
November 12, 2009 Friant Table Mountain Casino
November 14, 2009 Windsor Canada Caesars Windsor Casino
November 16, 2009 Orillia Casino Rama
November 18, 2009 Hammond United States The Venue at Horseshoe
November 19, 2009 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
November 20, 2009 Elizabeth Horseshoe Southern Indiana
November 23, 2009 Atlanta The Tabernacle
November 24, 2009 Mobile Saenger Theatre
November 27, 2009 St. Petersburg Mahaffey Theater
November 28, 2009 Orlando Hard Rock Live
November 29, 2009 Davie Arena at D. Taft University Center
December 1, 2009 Charlotte The Fillmore
December 2, 2009 Norfolk Ted Constant Convocation Center Cancelled

Band[edit]

  • Neal Tiemann: Lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Skib: Rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Joey Clement: Bass guitar (Left tour midway, replaced by Monty Anderson)
  • Monty Anderson: Bass guitar (replaced Clement on July 27, 2009 for the rest of the tour)
  • Kyle Peek: Drums, backing vocals

References[edit]

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