‘American Idol’ Star James Durbin Announces New Album And Summer Tour

“American Idol” star James Durbin has announced his new album “Riot On Sunset” which comes out on July 15, 2016. He will also go on a national tour which starts on July 18 in Portland, Oregon.

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James Durbin has announced that he will release his new album, Riot On Sunset on July 15. Riot On Sunset is the first new music from James in over 2 years and will include his latest single, “Smackdown.”

“Smackdown” is available for digital download through CD Baby here: and iTunes here:

“Smackdown” showcases James’ signature hard rock sound in a grand way with crunching guitar riffs and a truly epic drum beat. From the opening bass riff to the closing scream & all the debauchery in between, James Durbin is back & better than ever before.

The video for “Smackdown” has been making a serious impact since its release in April as it was selected for Loudwire’s Battle Royale competition where it currently occupies the #2 spot on their Top 10 countdown. See here:

James is also excited to get back out on the road this summer with his new band to perform brand new material from Riot On Sunset for the first time. “We’ve been grinding away on this album for months now. It’s hard to believe it’s time to release it to the world on July 15. I feel like I’ve grown a lot in the studio and as an artist. I hope all the fans will enjoy what I have to say on the album as I have truly loved co-writing & co-producing Riot On Sunset” says James. See below for confirmed tour dates.

In addition, James has re-branded his official website JAMESDURBINOFFICIAL.COM. Check it out here:

2016 Tour Dates:


18 Portland, OR Dante’s
19 Seattle, WA El Corazon
21 Salt Lake City, UT Loading Dock
23 Denver, CO Global Hall
24 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
26 Chicago, IL Shubas
27 Pontiac, MI Pike Room at Crofoot
28 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
29 Fort Thomas, KY Fort Thomas
31 Universal City, MO The Duck Room


1 Tulsa, OK The Vanguard
6 San Jose, CA Santa Clara County Fair

More dates to be announced soon!

Source: James Durbin

Source: James Durbin

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