American Idol finalists Michael Johns and Brooke White announce tour

Brooke White and Michael Johns
Brooke White and Michael Johns
Former American Idol finalists, Michael Johns and Brooke White, have just announced a slew of tour dates. The first show will kick off in Pomona, CA on August 16th. Johns will be promoting his new album Hold Back My Heart, which hit stores in late June. The Aussie singer will be premiering the video for the first single off the album, “Heart on My Sleeve,” shortly. White will be out supporting her album High Hopes & Heartbreak which will be released on July 21st. “Radio Radio,” the first single pulled from the album has already had critics comparing her to greats like Carly Simon and Carol King. Both Johns and White’s albums were produced by David Cobb who also worked with artists like Chris Cornell and Shooter Jennings.

MICHAEL JOHNS / BROOKE WHITE 2009 TOUR

8/16 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
8/17- Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
8/19 – Reno, NV @ Club Underground
8/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
8/22 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
8/23 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
8/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
8/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
8/27 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
8/29 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
8/30 – Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court

Bye, Bye Brooke–another American Idol bites the dust

Simon Cowell called White’s first performance “a nightmare,” then heaped praise on her after her second act.

“This is the Brooke we like. Sitting behind the piano, singing a very good song,” the snarky judge said. “It wasn’t incredible, but it was a million times better than the first song. Well done.”

brooke white

Simon Cowell called White’s first performance “a nightmare,” then heaped praise on her after her second act.

“This is the Brooke we like. Sitting behind the piano, singing a very good song,” the snarky judge said. “It wasn’t incredible, but it was a million times better than the first song. Well done.”

The remaining “Idol” candidates — David Archuleta, David Cook, Jason Castro and Syesha Mercado (Wednesday night’s other low vote-getter) — surrounded White on stage.

By the way–not only was Brooke a nightmare yesterday–but the show was too. Every time the show tries to switch it up the just make it worse. An hour to tell us who is going home? Give me a break. It’s freaking boring! Thank God for Tivo!