Ryan Star will be opening for David Cook on the following dates;
February 13th in Tallahassee, Fl @ Florida State University February 14th in Biloxi, MS @ Beau Rivage February 15th in Oxford, MS @ Ole Miss February 18th in Eau Claire, WI @ University of Wisconsin February 19th in Cedar Falls, IA @ University of Northern Iowa February 20th in Green Bay, WI @ University of Wisconsinth in Green Bay February 21st in Valparaiso, IN @ Valparaiso University February 23rd in Waverly, IA @ Warlburg February 24th in Fullton, MO @ Westminster February 25th in Conway, AR @ Central Arkansas University February 27th in Portsmouth, OH @ Shawnee State University March 1st in Newburgh, NY @ Mount St. Mary March 3rd in Carlisie, PA @ Dickenson March 6th in Morgantown, WV @ West Virginia University March 8th in Willimantic, CT @ Eastern Connecticut State University March 10th in Poughkeepsie, NY @ Marist College March 13th in Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca Niagara Casino March 14th in Elkins, WV @ Davis and Elkins March 16th in Bloomington, PA @ Bloomington University March 19th in Mansfield, PA @ Mansfield University March 20th, 21st in Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata March 23rd in Akron, OH @ Musica March 24th in York, PA @ Penn State York March 26th in Blues Creek, NC @ Campbell, University March 27th in Pemberton, NJ @ Burlington Community College March 30th in New London, NH @ Colby Sawyer College March 31st in New Haven, CT @ So. CT State April 2nd in Wilmington, NC @ Azalea Fest at Wilmington University April 3rd in Towson, MD @ Towson University April 5th in Radford, VA @ Radford University April 8th in Macon, GA @ Mercer University April 14th in Malcomb, IL @ Western Illinois University April 18th in South Bend, IN @ Notre Dame April 21st in Searcy, AR @ Harding University April 22nd in Kansas City, MO @ Ameristar Casino April 25th in Tulsa, OK @ University of Tulsa
Pink Floyd´s "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is dedicated to the band´s former leader Syd Barret. Syd used to be the leader...until his schizophrenia and the LSD started to catch up with him, and he became rather insane. The band called David Gilmour, who had given Syd guitar lessons during high shool, and would cover for Syd during concerts, correcting his mistakes and filling in when he started playing along to a different tune. Syd eventually got more and more distanced of the band and David got to be the lead guitarist, but lots of the insanity themes they sing about is related to their former bandmate.