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Taylor Hicks: The National Tour Faces East

The Taylor Hicks national tour concludes next week with concerts in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont.  In this photo essay, we take a moment to review and enjoy the faces that have made this tour a savory summer treat, as the tour now faces east.

With feeling, in Annapolis 8/3/10.  Photo by Louise/4tay.  Rams Head Tavern provided an intimate setting for an intense musical experience.

Larger than life: Jumbotron view at Mississippi Coast Coliseum on 8/17.  Photo by NolaMar.  Captured as television crews taped the CW special “The Gulf is Back”, this photo was taken during Hicks’ performance of “Seven Mile Breakdown”.

You gotta have friends.  Photo by rugratnat14 in Laughlin, Nevada on 8/21 at Aquarius Casino Resort.  After each show, fans have been invited to meet the artist. Autographs are signed, handshakes and laughter shared.

A thoughtful moment at  Bay City, Michigan 8/7/10.  Photo by JewelsSoul.  Thousands attended the show at this outdoor venue; the post show “meet and greet” line stretched into the horizon.

On harmonica at Aquarius Casino Resort, Laughlin, NV.  From video by diane with screen capture by MNSue.  The summer tour has provided ample opportunity for lengthy solos by the artist on his instrument of first choice.

With harmonicas at Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ 7/31/10.  Photo by charleesdad.  These lovely and enthusiastic fans received special attention, and their first harmonicas, direct from the stage.

With intensity.  Photo from Armed Forces Appreciation Day, Ft Walton Beach, FL  by Louise/4tay.  The active and retired US military was celebrated on this day; the song “Nineteen” was delivered with feeling and received with enthusiasm.

The audience at Bay City, MI on 8/7/10.  Photo by Taylor R. Hicks.  The show was boisterous, the crowd thrilled, and we hear the ribs were outstanding.

Fox and Friends appearance, New York City, 7/25/10.  Photo by JewelsSoul.  The television audience was treated to a rousing rendition of “Love the One You’re With” prior to the tour’s kick-off concert at Highline Ballroom, NYC.

Saxophonist Jeff Lopez at Ft Walton Beach 8/28/10.  Photo by macpolski.  Taylor Hicks is backed by a tight six piece band including Lopez, who also toured with Hicks prior to his American Idol run.

With guitarist Sam Gunderson at Bay City, Michigan on 8/7/10.  Photo by JewelsSoul.  Look for Sam to solo on the Rolling Stones classic “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” on tour. 

In concert and enjoying his work at Chuckchansi Gold Casino, Coarsegold, CA.  Photo by Steve Collins for Chuckchansi Gold Casino.

A few concert dates remain, and limited tickets are available for this summer’s national tour.  For more information on the 9/15 show at Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT, the 9/16 show at Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY, the 9/17 show at Boulton Center, Bay Shore, NY, or the 9/18 show at Paramount Theatre, Rutland, VT, access the concert tour page in the blog header. 

Take this rare opportunity to see Taylor Hicks and band in an intimate concert setting; the  music will lift your spirits and move your feet.  Bring your smiling face to the crowd.

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. tishtx #

    Fantastic look back at the 2010 Bad Ass tour!! The picture of the 2 little girls with their t-shirts and harmonicas is the icing on the cake. Thanks THN. :-)

    September 7, 2010
  2. carole #

    Thanks so much for this wonderful trip down memory lane. I wasn’t able to attend any of the shows on the tour. Although, these pictures and recaps made it almost as good as being there.
    I hope all of Taylors fans gets to see this fantastic story you have made for the summer tour.

    September 7, 2010
  3. caroljean #

    Fabulous pictures and a wonderful article, you guys do such a great job. We are lucky to have you and Taylor is too !Thanks a million for all you do.

    September 7, 2010
  4. Very nice job recapping the tour in photos. Especially love the one of the little girls.

    September 7, 2010
  5. We appreciate your kind comments! Our thanks goes to all the fans who so generously share their photos and good times.

    September 7, 2010
  6. claireb7tx #

    Loved the walk down memory lane, fantastic!… even though for me, this year, it has been through cellcerts, pictures, videos, and audio. LOL But it has still been a trip of fun, toe tapping joy! I have been blessed to have felt a part of the “Bad Ass Tour” because of all the generous fans who have shared their “live” Taylor experiences, Thank you!!

    September 7, 2010
  7. jerseyirish #

    Great picture recap of the tour!! So many talented fans out there with cameras!! Thanks!

    JI

    September 7, 2010
  8. Louise #

    Thanks THN for the recap of the summer tour. With a few shows left in the east, one in the west and the Epcot shows, it’s nice to look back until those shows happen.

    This tour took everyone by surprise because of it’s depth. Hoping Taylor adds shows in the Fall. WorkPlay would be nice!

    September 7, 2010
  9. Franky Long #

    WONDERFUL photos – and great captioning as well – thank you so much for this great remembrance of Taylor’s summer 2010 Bad Ass tour.

    September 7, 2010
  10. Louise #

    One week from today the Infinity Hall show in CT starts the return of Taylor to the East. Can’t wait to see the band after their R and R.

    September 8, 2010

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