In this Dream Tour segment, the singer-songwriter, Evelyn Cormier, reveals who she would want on her ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
On my dream tour, it would be like one big MTV unplugged, not focused on production or how good of a dancer I am — because I am not! It would be focused on the music, telling the stories behind the music in an intimate audience setting. I would have artists like Crowded House, Lana Del Rey, The Cranberries, Dinosaur Jr, and Chris Isaak.
BUT I am here to tell you sometimes dream come true — I actually had an opportunity in real life to meet and perform with one of my idols. I was a finalist on American Idol on season 17. At the beginning of the competition they had me fill out a dream duet sheet listing all the artists that are currently alive that I would love to sing with. My very first choice was Chris Isaak. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that it would happen. During the celebrity duet portion of the competition, the show paired up each contestant with a celebrity singer. The producers called each contestant into a private meeting to let them know who was chosen for them. When they sat me down to tell me, everyone in the room looked excited and was smiling, then they told me I would be singing with Chris Isaak — I literally screamed!
I know people often say, “Never meet your Idols”, but I have to tell you that Chris Isaak was so down to earth, hilarious and super cool. He was extremely encouraging, gave me lots of advice, shared many of his experiences of being in the business but even more than that — he invited me to be the support for a couple of shows on his tour! I opened for him in New Jersey and New Hampshire and also joined him again on stage to sing one of his hits. It is an experience that I will never forget!