Phillip Phillips' Debut Album Is Certified Platinum

Phillip Phillips

 Breakout American Idol star and Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips' debut album The World From the Side of the Moon (19 Entertainment/Interscope Records) has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the U.S. less than a year after its release. Released in November 2012 The World From the Side of the Moon debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart and has gone on to sell over 1 million copies.

To thank fans for their support Phillips is re-releasing his debut album to include three additional live tracks. Live versions of “Gone, Gone, Gone,” “Where We Came From” and “Man on the Moon” will join the live version of his hit single “Home” that is on the original album. This fan edition of The World From the Side of the Moon is due November 19th, on the one-year anniversary of the album's original release. Fans can also purchase the three tracks as a separate set titled Phillip Philips: Live.  The new live songs were recorded during stops on John Mayer’s Born and Raised tour.

The World From the Side of the Moon's first two singles “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone” have hit Number One on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, putting Phillips in the company of only eight other male solo artists who have achieved the same feat. "Home" sees sales of over 4.7 million making it the most successful single of any American Idol winner.  The album's third single, "Where We Came From" is one of nine tracks on the album Phillips wrote or co-wrote.  

Phillips has been on tour with John Mayer since July, and will continue to open for Mayer on the second leg of the Born and Raised Tour, which kicks off November 19th in Moline, IL and runs through December 17th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  A string of college headline shows will take place before the Mayer dates. See below for complete itinerary.

Phillip Phillips College headline dates:

11/7     York, PA                     Penn State     

11/8     Elkins, WV                  Davis & Elkins College

11/9     Newark, OH                Ohio State

11/10   Stevens Point, WI       University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

11/12   Springfield, OH           Clark State Community College

11/14   St. Paul, MN               University of St. Thomas

11/15   River Falls, WI            University of Wisconsin

11/16   Kirksvillem OH            Truman State University

11/18   Green Bay, WI            University of Wisconsin

11/24   Eau Claire, WI University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Phillip Phillips additional dates with John Mayer:

11/19   Moline, ILiWireless Center

11/20   Sioux City, IATyson Events Center

11/22   Lincoln, NEPinnacle Bank Arena

11/23   Minneapolis, MNTarget Center

11/26   Louisville, KYKFC Yum! Center

11/27   Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena

11/29   Memphis, TNFedEx Forum

11/30   Oklahoma City, OK    Chesapeake Energy Arena

12/1     Wichita, KSINTRUST Bank Arena

12/3     Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center

12/4     Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena

12/6     Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center

12/7     New Orleans, LANew Orleans Arena 

12/9     Orlando, FL                 Amway Center

12/10   Jacksonville, FL          Veterans Memorial Arena

12/12   Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Coliseum

12/13   Richmond, VARichmond Coliseum

12/14   Baltimore, MD1st Mariner Arena

12/16   Bridgeport, CTWebster Bank Arena

12/17   Brooklyn, NYBarclays Center

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