Phillip Phillips Brings 'Raging Fire' To 'Conan'

Jason Scott
April 02, 2014

Phillip Phillips is what happens when things are done right. Despite American Idol souring in the TV ratings--just last week it dropped below a 2.0 in the 18-34 demo for the first time ever--the singing competition has proved that it can still produce platinum-selling stars, 13 seasons in.

On Tuesday (April 1), Phillips performed his brand new single "Raging Fire," the lead-in to his forthcoming sophomore set Behind The Light, on the late-night Conan show. Set for a May 19 drop, the new project is the follow-up to his platinum debut The World From The Side Of The Moon (2012), which spawned two No. 1 AAA hits "Home" (featured in the summer Olympics) and "Gone, Gone, Gone." The disc bowed at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart and No. 1 on the Rock Album chart. While both borrow significant influences from John Mayer and Mumford & Sons, Phillips' voice and well-crafted musicianship set him apart.

Also, in support of the new music, the singer-songwriter will embark on a co-headlining tour with rock band O.A.R. this summer. Beginning June 12 in St. Louis, Mo., the extensive summer venture will hit 25 cities and culminates on July 26th at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Ga. Fan pre-sale tickets are available April 8, with general public access opening on April 11.

Previously, Phillips has toured the country with several superstar acts, including Matchbox 20 and Mayer in 2013. He recently wrapped his first headlining tour in Canada.

Check out his Conan performance now:

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