|James Durbin auditioning for American Idol in 2011. Photo: James Durbin Facebook|
With the upcoming release of his third album, Durbin is on tour and will be playing a free concert on Friday, July 29th at 7 p.m. at the amphitheater.
Durbin, 27, is an American singer and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California. After auditioning and not making the cut in Season 8 of Idol, Durbin tried again for Season 10 in 2011 where he finished fourth. Keeping to his rock/hard-rock style, he performed on the American Idol Season 10 finale, singing "Livin' After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" alongside British heavy metal rockers, Judas Priest.
After two successful albums, Durbin released the video for his first single, "Smackdown", in April and announced on Idol's fifteenth season's final episode that his third album, "Riot On Sundown" will be released July 15th.