‘American Idol’ Finalist Elliott Yamin to Perform During Blue & Gold Weekend

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/.