Event DetailsDates: 10/27/2023
200 N. 11th St. Fort Smith, AR 72901
Pop-rock musician Phillip Phillips wowed “American Idol” fans and judges in season 11 with spot-on covers of iconic songs including Steve Wonder’s “Superstition”, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, and Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle”.
Phillips’ scratchy vocals, reminiscent of his own idol Dave Matthews, are exemplified in his chart-topping debut single “Home” as well as sweet, mellow tracks like “So Easy”. His platinum-selling first album The World from the Side of the Moon includes the upbeat love song, "Gone, Gone, Gone," which is sure to be a wedding song for Phillips fans for years to come. The Georgia-born singer/songwriter wound up taking home the title of American Idol, but only after dealing with congenital kidney issues that landed him in the hospital for eight surgeries during the “Idol” season. Phillips recovered in time for the “American Idol LIVE Tour”, performing major-market concerts alongside the season’s nine other top contestants. The 46-city trek sold more than a quarter of a million tickets overall, placing it at No. 62 in the Top 200 North American tours of 2012.
Phillip’s newest album, Drift Back, comes over 10 years after releasing his five-times-platinum debut single “Home” in spring 2012. This album details Phillip’s life as a musician, father, and husband over the last decade and highlights the journey he has taken from American Idol winner to family man and full-time musician.
The Drift Back Tour is a celebration of Phillip’s most recent collection of songs that came out on June 9th and the stories that inspired the album. At each show you can expect to hear some of Phillip’s favorites from “Drift Back” plus some of the fan favorites from the last decade of music.
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