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David Cook takes Seattle by storm

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

David Cook
August 24
Showbox SoDo


Alternative rocker and post-grunge sensation David Cook brought his Declaration tour to an adoring audience at the Showbox SoDo August 24. For many, Cook became a household name when the singer-songwriter won the seventh season of American Idol. However, with over 100 live shows under his belt, the 26-year-old is quickly becoming one of rocks best live acts.

"You guys are loud," Cook told the crowd of mostly teenage girls and Gay boys clamoring to get close to the rocker. "Keep it up," he added, shooting a smile to the standing-room-only crowd.

As soon as Cook launched into the first set, it quickly became apparent David and his band brought it. The audience responded in kind, often cheering through most of the set, prompting Cook to say, "I can feel the love Seattle."

Vocally, Cook has powerhouse chords. The former Idol star brought a film crew to record his first Seattle show. The stage set-up, though minimal, was perfect - just a rock star and his band. Musically speaking, the band and Cook (whose guitar skills have greatly improved since we last saw him competing on American Idol) were in top form. Cook and his band have been on the road for six months.

Cook sang all of the songs from his platinum-selling self-titled album, including fan favorites "The Time of My Life" and "Light On." The tour's namesake, "Declaration," was a highlight of the show. Cook has become known for taking other recording artists' songs and making them his own; during Monday nights show he added Fleetwood Mac's "Little Lies" to his repertoire of previously recorded gems.

"Did anyone come over from the baseball game?" Cook asked the crowd. "Well, if you did, then you know I threw the first pitch tonight."

Cook, an avid baseball fan, told the audience it was a great experience, and joked, "I threw a strike."

Showbox SoDo was a good fit for the Declaration tour - it's a big enough space to accommodate the all-ages audience while maintaining an intimate feel. For fans 21 years and older, a simple stamp system allows you to drink in a beer garden style area with a clear view of the show.

Before leaving the stage, Cook told the crowd, "I can't wait to come back to Seattle again." Judging by the deafening roar of approval from the audience, it's safe to say he'll easily fill another Seattle venue the next time he comes to town.

After the show, Cook met with fans and members of the media. One of the fans turned out to be a high-school classmate of Cook's from Missouri who hadn't seen David since they sang together in choir together. Cook and his band agreed, "It really was a great crowd."

Cook also tweeted to fans, saying, "Seattle, you were an incredible audience. Baseball and music & what a great day. On to Spokane."

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