November 3, 2008

David Cook Celebrates the Release of His Self-Titled Debut Album on 11/18 With a Special Fan Only Performance in NYC

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- American Idol winner David Cook is teaming with the Times Square Virgin Megastore and Hard Rock Cafe New York for a special fan event to celebrate the release of his self-titled debut album.

Beginning on Tuesday, November 18th at 8AM purchase David Cook's self titled debut album at the Times Square Virgin Megastore location only, to receive a wristband to attend the super exclusive concert at Hard Rock Cafe New York that evening followed immediately by an album signing. Space is limited and there is a 1 wristband per customer limit.

Cook's first single, "Light On," produced by Grammy winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) is currently available at all digital music providers.

"Light On" was co-written by one of rock music's most influential innovators, Chris Cornell, lead singer and songwriter for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and acclaimed producer / songwriter Brian Howes, who has worked with superstar rock bands such as Hinder and Puddle of Mudd.

In late September "Light On" premiered on AOL Music's pop culture news site,, receiving over 1 million plays in less than a week. "Light On" was the #1 most added song at Hot AC radio and is one of the format's fastest growing tracks.

   Store address:   Virgin Megastore Times Square   1540 Broadway between 45th and 46th street   New York, NY 10036   212-921-1020    About Hard Rock International  

With 123 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011; and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2012. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit For more information on Hard Rock International, visit

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