INTERVIEW: Daughtry Keeping Busy

It has been a whirlwind of a week for the band Daughtry. On Sunday the fellas played a sold-out Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. The following morning, it was off to NBC’s “Today.”


“Night shows are always very different than morning shows,” explained Daughtry during an appearance at New York’s 95.5 PLJ. “A lot of times, morning shows aren’t really garnered toward full band set-ups.”

For example: Chris was only backed by a couple of acoustic guitars during Monday morning’s TV appearance. Usually for the late night shows, Daughtry can “hide behind all the noise” of a full band.

“I think singing that early in the morning generally is scary, especially after doing a show the night before,” Daughtry admitted. “You’re normally not ready for that, so you have to get up five hours earlier just so you can kind of ease in to it.”

Things didn’t slow down for the crew after Monday though. On Tuesday, Chris and Elvio Fernandes – a touring member of the band – fulfilled a handful of promotional obligations throughout New York City. Why Elvio and not a proper member of the band? Everyone else was in rehearsal for upcoming tour dates – including this week’s performance in Dubai, which the band left for on Wednesday evening.

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