Elliott Yamin Tour Update And More

Elliott Yamin 'Wait For You' single cover

‘American Idol’ season five finalist Elliott Yamin posted the following blog on his MySpace (@elliottyamin) on Thursday (August 16):

Hey everybody!!… I hope all is well!… with the exception of my jdrf blog, I know it’s been a while since I’ve chatted with y’all!… Thanks so much for hanging in there with me!… As y’all may be aware, I’ve been on the road on a media/TV tour to help advance the 2nd leg of my club/theatre tour, and set up the next single!… can’t wait to release it, as we have a few tricks up our sleeve!… and as far as “Wait For You” goes… thanks to you guys, it just won’t die!!!!… it’s still among the top in call out research and continues to climb the charts !!!… and now we actually have a legitimate shot @reaching 1… WOW!!!!!….. so, as you can see, our 2nd leg of the tour kicks off October 5th @Park West in Chicago… of course I’m going to be bringing out my homie Josh Hoge, who absolutely killed it last time out…. and I’m also pleased to announce that we’ve added another opening band-my good friends called The Last Goodnight… they are a super talented breaking band, and I want everybody to show them tons of love as we come to a city near you!… note: we are currently negotiating 3 more shows/cities to add to our tour, so as soon as we confirm, they’ll be posted!.. I also want to let y’all know that I’m currently working on an official fan club… once it’s established, it will give y’all exclusive access to tickets, meet and greets, merchandise, etc… I also want to apologize to anyone not seeing their comments posted from time to time!.. right now, I’m the only one who is actually reading/approving your comments… my schedule has become a little more hectic these days so please bare with me… also, just did an amazing new photo shoot in Nashville with photographer Jeremy Cowart… we’ve got some great new shots that we’ll be using for the cover of a diabetes magazine, and print ads for Diet Pepsi, AT&T, and PETA…. also getting ready to close a deal which will distribute my record internationally!!!… all of these great opportunities I am seizing would not be possible without the undying support of all of you!… I am always conscious of that, and forever grateful!… Special Thanks to Fred Croshal for running my virtual label!… everybody over @SONY/BMG RED (Danny Buch, Mark Gorlick) for knocking it out of the park @radio!!!… everybody @HITS! Magazine…. and Big ups to Brandon Crowe and all of Etrain moderators and fellow entertainers (haven’t forgotten about my promise to get you those signed CD’s)… you all are the best, most rabid fans in the world, and we are making history together!… let’s keep this train moving!!!… thank y’all and god bless!

Elliott Yamin Lashes Out At Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers

‘American Idol’ season five finalist Elliott Yamin posted the following message to fans on his blog at MySpace on Monday (July 23):

Hey y’all!… Hope all is well!… Thank you so much for all of your thoughtful wishes, and thinking of me on my birthday!… 28 (don’t laugh) was the best year yet!… Just wanted to bring to everybody’s attention, that the latest ‘NOW25’ album is out, and features my hit single ‘Wait For You’… And also encourage everybody to pick up their copy TODAY!!!… Also want to send my deepest apologies to all of you who expected to see me at Baracudas in Portland, OR on Thursday July 26th!… I understand, through no fault of my own, that the radio station had to cancel the event due to Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers (the exclusive ticket seller) were over-selling tickets by an outrageous $300!.. That is [appalling], and I’m extremely disappointed that Harry Ritchie’s Jewelry store had to ruin it for EVERYBODY!!!!!!… I will find a way to make it up y’all, especially those who actually purchased tickets, and listeners who won tickets!… Talk to y’all real soon!… PS: the Target Holiday record is coming along great and is almost complete!… Take care and God Bless!

Elliott Yamin Visits Seattle’s KISS 106.1 FM

‘American Idol’ season five finalist Elliott Yamin was in the studio with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Wednesday (April 18). Elliott talked about his dogs Shamrock and Buster, how the job offers came after ‘Idol’ last season, not having much time to watch television, his past as a DJ working at the same Richmond station Jackie & Bender did, his pal Josh Hoge getting dropped by his label but joining him on tour, and more. He then performed his new single ‘Wait For You’. Audio at kiss1061.com has since been removed.

Elliott Yamin Visits Phoenix’s 104.7 KISS FM

Rich and Carrie of the Johnjay and Rich show on 104.7 KISS FM in Phoenix hung out with ‘American Idol’ season five finalist Elliott Yamin in the studio on Friday (April 6). Elliott talked about his free dental makeover, the new track ‘Wait For You’, his ‘Yaminian’ fans in the studio, his girlfriend, his thoughts on Sanjaya Malakar, and more.

The interview audio at johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com has since been removed.

AT&T blue room: Elliott Yamin

‘American Idol’ season five finalist Elliott Yamin visited the AT&T blue room, performing ‘Movin’ On’ and ‘Sharing The Night’. He also discussed his self-titled debut album, his musical influences, the ‘Idol’ experience, and adjusting to fame. blueroom.att.com has since removed the video.

On TV: Hilary Duff, Mika, Elliott Yamin


Pop acts on television this week include Hilary Duff, who co-hosts ‘Total Request Live’ Monday thru Thursday; Mika, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday and ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday; ‘American Idol’ castoff Stephanie Edwards, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday; Jennifer Lopez, who visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday; and ‘Idol’ season five finalist Elliott Yamin, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday.

Elliott Yamin Talks With Hartford’s KC101.3 FM

Maze of KC101.3 FM in Hartford talked with ‘American Idol’ season five finalist Elliott Yamin on Tuesday (March 20). Elliott talked about his just released debut album, shooting the video for ‘Wait For You’, lip synching in choir class in middle school, living nearby ‘Idol’ pal Ace Young and how he’s a “close talker”, and more.

The interview audio at akamai.net has since been removed.

Elliott Yamin Talks With Salt Lake City’s 97.1 ZHT

‘American Idol’ season five finalist Elliott Yamin was on with The Morning Zoo on 97.1 ZHT in Salt Lake City on Thursday (March 15). Elliott talked about Taylor Hicks’ album sales troubles, having a lot of creative freedom on his debut album, dealing with fame, how his girlfriend is dealing with his female fans, and his crazy fan encounter.

The interview audio at akamai.net has since been removed.

Elliott Yamin Talks With LA’s KIIS FM

‘American Idol’ season five finalist Elliott Yamin was on the phone with Ryan Seacrest of KIIS FM in Los Angeles on Thursday (March 1) to premiere his new single ‘Wait For You’. They talked about his past career as an overnight DJ, why he went on ‘Idol’, his oral upgrade featured in People magazine, and more.

The interview audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.