James Durbin will release his third album, “Riot On Sunset”, on July 15.
The rocker is previewing the follow-up to 2014’s “Celebrate” with the project’s lead single, “Smackdown.”
“We recorded ‘Smackdown’ as a band,” says Durbin, “all live instruments and zero autotune, which we highly encourage. ‘Smackdown’ is loud, raw and in your face.
“We’ve been grinding away on this album for months now. “It’s hard to believe it’s time to release it to the world on July 15. I feel like I’ve grown a lot in the studio and as an artist. I hope all the fans will enjoy what I have to say on the album as I have truly loved co-writing and co-producing Riot On Sunset.”
Full album details will be revealed soon.
Durbin will launch a summer tour in support of “Riot On Sunset” in Portland, OR on July 18.
James made a name for himself as the standalone rocker on season 10 of American Idol, where he consistently delivering powerhouse performances week in and week out.
The singer recently appeared on Idol’s series-ending finale in April.
Durbin released his debut, “Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster”, in 2011.
US tour 2016
Jul 18 — Portland, Ore. — Dante’s
Jul 19 — Seattle, Wash. — El Corazon
Jul 21 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Loading Dock
Jul 23 — Denver, Colo. — Global Hall
Jul 24 — Kansas City, Mo. — Riot Room
Jul 26 — Chicago, Ill. — Schuba’s
Jul 27 — Pontiac, Mich. — Pike Room at Crofoot
Jul 28 — Cleveland, Ohio — Beachland Ballroom
Jul 29 — Fort Thomas, Ky. — Fort Thomas
Jul 31 — Universal City, Mo. — Duck Room
Aug 01 — Tulsa, Okla. — The Vanguard
Aug 04 — Santa Cruz, Calif. — The Crow’s Nest
Aug 06 — San Jose, Calif. — Santa Clara County Fair
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