A dozen years have passed since North Carolina native Chris Daughtry came up short in “American Idol” — one of the biggest upsets in the show’s history. But the loss didn’t exactly slow him down.
Even though he was only the fourth-place finisher in 2006, Daughtry has had one of the best post-show commercial runs of any “Idol” contestant. All five of his albums have made the top-10, including this year’s “Cage to Rattle,” his first album of new material in almost five years.
Back on the road, Daughtry comes to Durham’s Carolina Theatre on Dec. 18. We caught up by phone from Houston and came away with five things to know.
Who: Daughtry’s “Cage to Rattle” tour
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18
Where: Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham
Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org