Jason Castro, who finished third on the 2008 season of American Idol, announced his first ever headlining tour today. The tour will launch on April 17 at The Loft in Castro's home town of Dallas, Texas – just days after his debut, self-titled album hits the shelves — and will continue through mid-May. A second round of summer dates are slated to be announced soon.
The lead single from the debut album "That’s What I’m Here For" has been lighting up the AC charts and is available for download from iTunes, along with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," which was arguably his best-known performance during his American Idol tenure. You may have caught him performing both on the ABC special The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding.
As if that's not enough to keep Castro busy, he's also launching a second season of "That's What I'm Here For" web series, available on his official website and is a enthusiastic philanthropist supporting Malaria No More which he serves as celebrity ambassador for and first learned about during his involvement with Idol Gives Back. Malaria No More will be offering a pair of Castro concert tickets to one lucky winner. Information can be found at their website.
17 — Dallas, TX — The Loft
22 — Phoenix, AZ — Chasers
23 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
25 — Los Angeles, CA — The Troubadour
27 — Kansas City, MO — Bottleneck Blues Bar
28 — Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall
1 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop
2 — Columbus, OH — The Basement
3 — Orlando, FL — Walt Disney World
4 — Atlanta, GA — Vinyl
6 — Nashville, TN — Rocketown
8 — Clearwater, FL — Capitol Theatre
12 — New York, NY — Joe’s Pub
13 — Vienna, VA — Jammin Java
15 — Boston, MA — Café 939
16 — Philadelphia, PA — The Note