Phillip Phillips Biography
Inspired by the jam-rock of Dave Matthews Band and the heartfelt balladry of Damien Rice, singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips became one of American Idol’s most successful male winners following his victory in the 2012 eleventh season. Born in Albany, Georgia in 1990, Phillips majored in Industrial Systems Technology at his hometown’s Technical College and worked at his family’s pawn shop before pursuing his music career. Having picked up the guitar aged 14, he first released Phillip Phillips tickets when he began performing with two of his brothers-in-law in an eponymous band and in 2010 won the local talent competition, Albany Star. Having been rejected for the second season of America’s Got Talent, Phillips had more luck when he auditioned for Season 11 of American Idol, where his renditions of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” impressed both the judges and public alike. After making it to the live stages, Phillips became an early favourite to win and thanks to powerful performances of tracks by the likes of Billy Joel, Bob Seger and Ben E. King, triumphed over Jessica Sanchez in a final which received a record-breaking 132 million votes. After “Home” achieved the highest ever digital sales for a talent show winner’s coronation single, fans eager to pick up Phillip Phillips tickets got the chance to see him in action on the American Idol LIVE tour. While later that year, the demand for Phillip Phillips tickets increased with the release of his debut album, The World From The Side Of The Moon, which peaked at No.4 on the Billboard 200. Following a support slot with Matchbox 20, Phillip Phillips tickets were released for both acoustic and electric college tours. However, after falling ill with the same congenital kidney defect that had plagued his stint on American Idol, the singer was forced to refund many fans with Phillip Phillips tickets when nine shows were cancelled. Phillips soon got back on the road, opening for John Mayer on his Born and Raised world tour, performing at Rock in Rio and releasing Phillip Phillips tickets for a series of Canadian shows. In 2014, Phillips announced the sale of Phillip Phillips tickets for a joint tour with jam band veterans O.A.R. and scored a second US Top 10 entry with sophomore Behind The Light. Later that year, he returned to the North American stage with the release of Phillip Phillips tickets for a 38-date fall tour.