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Taylor Hicks To Return To American Idol For Finale And Tour Dates

NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – Taylor Hicks, the blue-eyed singer and multi-instrumentalist who won America’s hearts in 2006 with his winning appearance on the fifth season of American Idol, is hitting the road with a vengeance this spring. Along the way, he will also return to the place where he kick started his career one last time.

Taylor kicked off his current round of touring Friday in Land O' Lakes, Florida, which was preceded by an appearance on the syndicated television show DayTime. His performance will air Tuesday, March 15th.

Hicks will return home to the Birmingham area on April 15 at The Lyric Theater. With that show selling out in short order, the singer has just added a second show on April 17 to satisfy consumer demand.

Those concert appearances will be just part of a busy spring for the singer, who will be making a huge run throughout the East Coast, with highlights including Fairfield, Connecticut, Wilmington, Delaware, and New Hope, Pennsylvania. Hicks will also make a rare Nashville-area appearance on April 16 at the Franklin Theater, located just south of Music City. Another notable stop on the spring tour for Hicks will be on April 14 at the historic Cox Capital Theatre in Macon, GA.

Hicks will also return to the spot where he first gained attention for his vocal approach, American Idol. Fox has announced that this season will be the last for the popular show, and Hicks has been invited to be a part of the series finale. “American Idol is such a huge part of my history as a performer, and I couldn’t imagine my career without it. To be invited back for the finale means more than I can put into words,” he said.

Tour dates:

Mar. 11 Land O' Lakes Spring Music Fest / Land O' Lakes, Fla.
Mar. 25 / PRIVATE / Montgomery, Ala.
Apr. 14 Cox Capital Theatre / Macon, Ga.
Apr. 15 Lyric Theatre / Birmingham, Ala.
Apr. 16 Franklin Theatre / Franklin, Tenn.
Apr. 17 Lyric Theatre / Birmingham, Ala.
Apr. 21 StageOne – Fairfield Theatre / Fairfield, Conn.
Apr. 22 World Cafe Live / Wilmington, Delaware
Apr. 23 Avalon Theatre / Easton, MD
Apr. 24 New Hope Winery / New Hope, Pa.
May 04 Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre / Branson, Missouri
Jun. 04 PRIVATE / Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Jun. 24 Center for the Arts / Natick, Mass.
Jun. 25 Opera House / Boothbay Harbor, Maine