'X Factor' Season 2 Faves Emblem3 Launch Tour

Emblem 3 launch tour

As soon as Emblem3, the pop-hop toast of Huntington Beach, CA, appeared before Simon Cowell during auditions for season two of The X Factor USA, not only did they become that judge’s favorite, America fell in love with the young trio. Now, Cowell has signed the breakout band to his SYCO/Columbia label and put Emblem3 on tour throughout the US, with a Philadelphia stop at the Theater of the Living Arts on March 20 (see tour schedule below).

Girls also dig the brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg (19 and 16) and their childhood friend Drew Chadwick (20);  they are cute guys who sound like a cross between Crosby Stills & Nash and House of Pain.

The trio is currently in the studio recording Emblem3’s debut album with songwriter/producer Savan Kotecha of Maroon 5, Usher and One Direction fame. There’s little information about the impending release due out before 2013’s end. But if Emblem3’s winning appearances on The X Factor were any indication, expect jeepy beats, sumptuous harmonies and teenage effusion when the trio start their tour in Los Angeles (where they are already sold out along with dates in Pomona and San Diego). Emblem3 then move onto the East Coast (Philly, NYC and Boston) before ending their mini-tour in Chicago. Get those tickets soon before all the dates sell out.

For more info: www.Emblem3.com.

As for The X Factor USA season 3, auditions begin in Los Angeles (March 6th) and continue in Charleston, SC; New Orleans, LA; Long Island, NY and Denver, CO.  Auditions information: www.TheXFactorUSA.com.

For more of our Emblem3 coverage click here.
For our X Factor season 2 recaps click here.


2/27  Los Angeles, CA     The Roxy *SOLD OUT
3/2    Pomona, CA           The Glasshouse *SOLD OUT
3/3    San Diego, CA        House of Blues *SOLD OUT 

3/20  Philadelphia, PA   TLA  ON SALE 10 AM ET  3/2
3/22  New York, NY    Irving Plaza ON SALE 10 AM ET 3/2
3/23  Freehold, NJ  Encore Event Center ON SALE 10 AM ET 3/2
3/24  Boston, MA         Paradise ON SALE 10 AM ET 3/2
3/27  Chicago, IL          House of Blues ON SALE 10 AM ET 3/2

Posted Friday, March 1, 2013