Daughtry /  Greensboro, North Carolina Rock
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Daughtry

Rock
Greensboro, North Carolina

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Multi-Platinum Recording Artist (RIAA)

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Released Album - Baptized — 11/15/2013

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Daughtry - Start Of Something Good...

Daughtry - Start Of Something Good

Music video by Daughtry performing Start Of Something Good. (C) 2012 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Daughtry - VEVO GO Shows: Outta My Head...

Daughtry - VEVO GO Shows: Outta My Head

Music video by Daughtry performing VEVO GO Shows: Outta My Head. (C) 2012 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Daughtry - Crawling Back To You...

Daughtry - Crawling Back To You

Music video by Daughtry performing Crawling Back To You. (C) 2011 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Daughtry - Outta My Head...

Daughtry - Outta My Head

Music video by Daughtry performing Outta My Head. (C) 2012 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Daughtry - Making the Album (Part 1)...

Daughtry - Making the Album (Part 1)

Music video by Daughtry performing Making the Album Part 1. (C) 2011 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Daughtry - Behind The Scenes of "Outta My Head" Video Shoot...

Daughtry - Behind The Scenes of "Outta My Head" Video Shoot

Music video by Daughtry performing Behind The Scenes of "Outta My Head" Video Shoot. (C) 2012 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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Daughtry - It's Not Over

Music video by Daughtry performing It's Not Over. (C) 2006 19 Recordings Limited

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Daughtry /  Greensboro, North Carolina Rock

In the course of only five years, Chris Daughtry has had more than his share of career highlights. The singer, songwriter, and musician from North Carolina has released back-to-back No. 1 albums, the 4x-platinum DAUGHTRY (which became the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history) and 2009’s platinum Leave This Town. DAUGHTRY has scored four No. 1 Top 40 hits (“It’s Not Over, “Home,” “Feels Like Tonight,” and “No Surprise”), earned four Grammy Award nominations (including “Best Rock Album” for DAUGHTRY), won four American Music Awards, and brought its electrifying live show to all corners of the world, including sold-out arenas in South Africa, Singapore, and The Philippines.

So when it came time to record their third album, Break the Spell, it would have been understandable if Chris and the band — which includes guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Josh Paul, and drummer Robin Diaz — decided to stick to what they knew worked. Thing is, that’s not how they work. “I didn’t want to make the same record,” Chris says of how he felt before the band hit the studio in March 2011 with long-time producer Howard Benson. “Howard called me and said he had some ideas for what we needed to do to differentiate this album. He said, ‘I really think we need to push ourselves.’ He was blown away by the songs we had sent over, which is very hard to do with that guy, so everything was really positive out of the gate.”

The result is Break the Spell — a gleaming showcase for Chris’s powerful, emotionally resonant voice and knack for relentless melodic hooks and big, anthemic choruses. The album enables the band to evolve musically while aiming to satisfy its many long-time fans. “Going in to the writing sessions, we said, ‘Let’s not try to sound like anything. Let's just write, and see what happens,’” says Chris, who co-wrote every song with either one of his band-mates or such collaborators as Marti Frederiksen, Busbee, and Brett James. “We came up with some pretty interesting tunes that sound nothing like anything we've done before. Even though some of them didn’t make the album, the process stretched us and took us to new places. It was the first time I’ve said, ‘It doesn't sound like us, but I can see us doing that.’"

You can hear their risk-taking on such primal, slithering rockers as hard-driving first single “Crawing Back To You,” “Outta My Head,” and “Renegade,” which Entertainment Weekly praised for its “wind-in-your-eyes hook and leather-glove-to-the-sky chorus” calling it “the ideal soundtrack for hitting the highway.” The songs reflect the confident swagger of some of Chris’ favorite bands. “I was listening to a lot of old Aerosmith and Def Leppard and I wanted to make a rock record that that was really upbeat and hard-hitting,” Chris says. “There were a couple of tracks on Leave This Town that were heavy, but as a whole, the album was very polished. Break the Spell is more fist-pumping, if you will. I wouldn’t say the songs are stripped-down, but they have a bit more room to breathe.”

That extra space has the effect of allowing the words to shine more brightly, which became important to Chris when he realized that some of the songs had gone deeper lyrically than anything he had written to date. The birth of his twins in November 2010 “definitely sparked something in me,” he says, and led to such moving ballads as “Gone Too Soon.” At one point during the writing session, Chris had to walk out to collect himself. “The song is about realizing that today could have been the day that someone would be blowing out the candles,” Chris says. “It just hit me pretty hard. I remember playing the demo for my brother and I turned around and he was bawling. I didn't realize that my brother’s wife had suffered a miscarriage years before. It was a pretty emotional moment.”

“Gone Too Soon” may be the album’s most intense moment, but Break the Spell is not a brooding affair, nor is it preoccupied with people going their separate ways — further evidence that Chris has ventured out of his comfort zone. “That ship has sailed,” he says. “I wanted to do something that was a little more charming in the lyrical take, so I started reflecting on when I met my wife as opposed to dwelling on the hard times. I was trying to tap into all of the spontaneous things you do when everything's new and perfect and you’re trying to impress someone. I’d never really written about that. Even ‘Crawling Back To You’ is a different take on the ‘Sorry, I screwed-up story’ in that it’s about how I’m doing exactly what you said I’d do, I’m crawling back.”

Overall, Chris feels that Break The Spell, which is being released five years from the day that DAUGHTRY’S debut was released, is the most uplifting and hopeful album the band has recorded. “It’s not so dark,” he says. “I’m not only singing about the bad days. And with many of the songs being up-tempo, it’s going to really fun to play live.”

Live, of course, is where DAUGHTRY really shines. This band has always made its bones on stage and the coming year will be no exception as they hit the road to support Break the Spell. “Bon Jovi, U2, and Aerosmith are certainly big influences on us musically and just seeing how they can still go out and play for the masses after all these years is really inspiring,” Chris says. “Let’s be honest, we didn't set out to do this to play clubs. No rock band ever sets out saying they want to play clubs for the rest of their career. If they do, they're full of it. I want to play arenas. I would love to play stadiums. This album is a step in the right direction.”

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Chris Daughtry

Vocals / Guitar

Josh Paul

Bass

Brian Craddock

Guitar

Robin Diaz

Drums

Josh Steely

Guitar
Nov 15, 2013

premiere

Released Album - Baptized
Released Album - Baptized

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Oct 24, 2013

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Premiered Music Video - Waiting For Superman

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Apr 23, 2013

milestone

Daughtry extends tour with 3 Doors Down
Daughtry extends tour with 3 Doors Down

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Mar 07, 2013

milestone

Daughtry gets 3 million "likes" on Facebook

Feb 28, 2013

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Daughtry - Behind The Scenes Video Log

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Dec 26, 2012

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Donating funds from single "Gone Too Soon" to Newtown families

'Gone Too Soon', originally recorded by Daughtry as part of the 'Break the Spell' album, is being sold as part of a fundraiser to assist the victims' families in Newtown, CT during a serious time of need. 100% of proceeds from the sale of this track will be donated to the Connecticut School Shooting Victims Fund Started by One Republic.

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Sep 20, 2012

milestone

Single “Start of Something Good” debuts on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart
Single “Start of Something Good” debuts on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart

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Aug 12, 2012

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Daughtry performs acoustic for students at the School of Rock

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May 27, 2012

milestone

Performed at PBS' National Memorial Day Concert

The band performed their single "Home" on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Mar 20, 2012

milestone

Began North American "Break The Spell Tour"

Nov 28, 2011

milestone

"Break The Spell" debuts at number 8 on Billboard Top 200

129,000 copies of the album sold

Nov 21, 2011

milestone

Release third studio album
Release third studio album "Break The Spell"

Nov 22, 2009

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Performed live at The American Music Awards

Jul 14, 2009

milestone

Released second album "Leave This Town"

Apr 24, 2008

award

Daughtry certified 4x Platinum

Feb 18, 2008

milestone

Began sold out tour with Bon Jovi

Feb 01, 2008

award

Nominated for four Grammy awards
Nominated for four Grammy awards

-Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal -Best Rock Album -Best Rock Song -Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

Nov 18, 2007

award

Winner of three awards at American Music Awards

Won favorite pop-rock album for “Daughtry,” Breakthrough artist, and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist

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Jun 01, 2007

milestone

Performed live on Good Morning America

May 27, 2007

milestone

Performed during the Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race show on ABC

Dec 06, 2006

award

Single "It's Not Over" reaches #4 on Billboard Hot 100

Nov 21, 2006

milestone

Release debut self-titled album

The album is the fastest selling debut rock album in Soundscan history and the band's best-selling album to date.

Jul 10, 2006

affiliation

Chris Daughtry signs with 19 Entertainment and RCA Records

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Date Title Location Type Info
Jan 30, 2012 Peabody Opera House - St Louis, MO ,  
Sep 16, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Helsinki, Finland ,  
Sep 19, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Hamburg, Germany ,  
Sep 21, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Cologne, Germany ,  
Sep 22, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Frankfurt, Germany ,  
Sep 25, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Stuttgart, Germany ,  
Sep 26, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Munich, Germany ,  
Sep 28, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Zurich, Switzerland ,  
Oct 01, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in London, UK ,  
Oct 02, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Birmingham, UK ,  
Oct 04, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Manchester, UK ,  
Oct 05, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Newcastle, UK ,  
Oct 07, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Sheffield, UK ,  
Oct 08, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in London, UK ,  
Oct 12, 2012 Tour w/Nickelback in Moscow, Russia ,  
Oct 14, 2012 Count Bassie Theatre, NJ ,  
Oct 19, 2012 Dubai, UAE Gulf Bike Week ,  
Nov 17, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Tunica, Miss. ,  
Nov 18, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Sprinfield, Mo. ,  
Nov 20, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: San Antonio, Texas ,  
Nov 21, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Laredo, Texas ,  
Nov 23, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Belton, Texas ,  
Nov 24, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Corpus Christi, Texas ,  
Nov 27, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Pikeville, Ky. ,  
Nov 28, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Huntington, W.V. ,  
Nov 30, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Asbury Park, N.J. ,  
Dec 01, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Binghamton, N.Y. ,  
Dec 03, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Huntington, N.Y. ,  
Dec 04, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: University Park, Pa. ,  
Dec 05, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Detroit, Mich. ,  
Dec 07, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Champaign, Ill. ,  
Dec 08, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: St. Paul, Minn. ,  
Dec 09, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Rosemont, Ill. ,  
Dec 11, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Broomfield, Colo. ,  
Dec 13, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Fresno, Calif. ,  
Dec 15, 2012 Co-Headlining Tour w/3 Doors Down: Anaheim, Calif. ,  
Jan 25, 2013 Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX ,  
Jan 29, 2013 BancorpSouth Arena - Tupelo, MS ,  
Feb 01, 2013 Kellogg Arena - Battle Creek, MI ,  
Feb 02, 2013 Louisville Palace - Louisville, KY ,  
Feb 06, 2013 Mid Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY ,  
Feb 08, 2013 DCU Center - Worcester, MA ,  
Feb 10, 2013 Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA ,  
Feb 17, 2013 Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT ,  
Feb 20, 2013 BB&T Center - Sunrise, FL ,  
Feb 22, 2013 Pensacola Bay Center - Pensacola, FL ,  
Feb 23, 2013 Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL ,  
Feb 26, 2013 Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, IL ,  
Feb 27, 2013 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO ,  
Mar 01, 2013 Viaero Events Center - Kearney, NE ,  
Mar 02, 2013 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center - Rapid City, SD ,  
Mar 04, 2013 The Aiken Theatre at The Centre - Evansville, IN ,  
Mar 06, 2013 Resch Center - Green Bay, WI ,  
Aug 03, 2013 Daughtry Tour with 3 Doors Down - 7/03/2013 - 8/03/2013 ,  
Sep 19, 2013 Showplace Theatre, Riverwind Casino Oklahoma City, OK Performance  
Sep 20, 2013 Winstar Casino Plano, TX Performance  
Oct 06, 2013 Bayfest Mobile, AL Performance  
Nov 19, 2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Dec 04, 2013 House of Blues San Diego, CA Performance  
Dec 06, 2013 Ovations Live! Showroom @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino Chandler, AZ Performance  
Dec 09, 2013 The Paramount New York, NY Performance  
Dec 10, 2013 Mechanics Hall Worcester, MA Performance  
Dec 18, 2013 North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center Columbia, SC Performance  
Jan 10, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Biloxi Mobile, AL Performance  
Mar 04, 2014 Tyrol Stockholm, Performance  
Mar 11, 2014 Melkweg The Max Amsterdam, Performance  
There are no upcoming events scheduled.