'American Idol' Alum Alejandro Aranda Announces New Tour Dates, Debut Album

Since becoming the most recent American Idol runner-up, Alejandro Aranda has proven that you don't need the winning title to launch a music career.

A little over a month since the reality talent show's season finale, Aranda–also known by his stage name Scarypoolparty–is already making waves within the music industry. Following an immediate sell-out of his first tour, announced earlier this month, Aranda has unveiled nearly 30 more concert appearances across the nation.

Tickets are available for sale on Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

Concert dates and locations below:


Thursday, 10 – Berkeley, CA

Friday, 11 – Sacramento, CA

Sunday, 13 – Portland, OR

Monday, 14 – Seattle, WA

Wednesday, 16 – Salt Lake City, UT

Friday, 18 – Aspen, CO

Saturday, 19 – Boulder, CO

Monday, 21 – Kansas City, MO

Tuesday, 22 – Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, 23 – Chicago, IL

Friday, 25 – Detroit, MI

Saturday, 26 – Clevland, OH

Monday, 28 – New York, NY

Tuesday, 29 – Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday 30 – Boston, MA


Friday, 1 – Baltimore, MD

Sunday, 3 – Charlottesville, VA

Monday, 4 – Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, 5 – Charlotte, NC

Thursday, 7 – Atlanta, GA

Saturday, 9 – Orlando, FL

Sunday, 10 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, 12 – New Orleans, LA

Wednesday, 13 – Houston, TX

Friday, 15 – Austin, TX

Saturday, 16 – Dallas, TX

Tuesday, 19 – San Diego, CA

Thursday, 21 – Los Angeles, CA

Along with an upcoming tour, the American Idol alum announced his new single "Tonight," which is set to release Friday and is co-written and co-produced by American-Dominican singer Twin Shadow.

Announcements don't end there. As the Pomona-native prepares to release a new single, he also revealed that a debut album is in the works.

"Working on an album," Aranda tweeted Saturday. "Totally having a blast making music and producing every day."

It's not clear when it is set to drop but with the insane success of his previous original singles, there's little question it'll be a major hit.

Alejandro Aranda
Alejandro Aranda (Scarypoolparty) announces additional tour dates and upcoming album, one month after becoming 'American Idol' runner-up. Hollywood Records

The 24-year-old first came on the public's radar when his American Idol audition went viral in March. Performing his original song "Out Loud," judges were stunned by his nonchalant manner, accompanied by out-of-this-world talent.

"That was the greatest–you, my friend, are so talented," judge Lionel Richie said at the time. "I'm so inspired."

"I feel like I'm in the presence of greatness," judge Luke Bryan added. "I am so glad that you are here. It was like watching my favorite movie that I did not want to end."

Aranda quickly changed the face of the reality talent show. While his fellow contestants mainly performed covers of mainstream songs, Aranda consistently wowed judges with original compositions. The former dishwasher's impact was seen during American Idol's season finale last month when he performed his audition song once again and the audience was singing the lyrics back to him.

"Something unprecedented, four original songs from a contestant on our show," Idol host Ryan Seacrest said during the show's season finale, as the audience chanted "Homie." "I saw something magical, they were singing the song after you...that's gotta be a cool feeling."

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