American Idol winner and Iowa native to take opera house stage Oct. 23
Local Iowan and American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe, is coming to the Brooklyn Opera House for a live show on Oct. 23 at 9 p.m.
With her warm voice and sincere stage presence, Maddie rose to fame as the winning contestant on the 16th season of American Idol. A Clarksville, Iowa native, Maddie grew up singing with her father, a guitarist, and by her teens was writing her own songs. Balancing a love of singer/songwriter pop with a little bit of country and folk, she built a loyal fan base playing festivals around Iowa.
Since her Idol victory, Maddie has been in high demand, appearing on multiple TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live! With Kelly & Ryan and the Radio Disney Music Awards, and performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Special Olympics and CMA Fest in Nashville.
Maddie’s sophomore album, Whirlwind, reached #2 on the iTunes Pop charts and her hit single “Made You Miss” earned #19 on the Hot AC Radio charts. Her sentimental ballad “Not Losing You” also swept radio charts, reaching #17.
In Fall 2019, Maddie supported Ingrid Michaelson on The Dramatic Tour, an experience she calls a dream come true. Hoping to brighten the 2020 holiday season, Maddie released a holiday EP aptly titled Christmas From Home on Nov. 20 and embarked on a near-sold out acoustic Christmas tour. Maddie is currently working on new music.
“We are excited to welcome beloved Iowan, Maddie Poppe, to the Brooklyn Opera House,” said Laura Manatt, General Manager. “This concert will also be a wonderful way to come together as a community and celebrate our grand opening.”
Seating is reserved and admission is $40. Prices will go up to $50 the week of the event. Deep River-based Country singer, Tyler Richton, will open for Maddie at 8 p.m. For tickets, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maddie-poppe-tickets-161928714143 or visit www.brooklynoperahouse.com for more information. Space is limited, reserve your seats today.