Fans who first heard Elliott Yamin sing on “American Idol” will have the chance to see him on stage at Allegheny College. Yamin will perform on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium as part of Blue & Gold Weekend: A Family & Homecoming Celebration.
Yamin launched his recording career following his appearance as a finalist on the fifth season of “American Idol.” His highly anticipated debut album “Elliott Yamin” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart was the highest-debuting album by an independent artist in SoundScan history. The self-titled disc achieved gold status in the U.S. and Japan and yielded the platinum hit “Wait for You.” His latest album, Yamin’s fourth, is “As Time Goes By,” a genre-bending collection of originals.
Yamin continues to tour domestically and internationally, including three trips to Africa as a spokesman and advocate to the Malaria no More Foundation. Having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 16, he has used his platform for advocacy and is a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Tickets are $10 for the general public and can be purchased here. Tickets are free to Allegheny students. For more information about Blue & Gold Weekend, including a full schedule of events, please visit http://sites.allegheny.edu/blueandgold/.