Chris Daughtry is set to debut new material on the show that made him famous. The singer announced today (May 1) that his band Daughtry will return to “American Idol” on May 6 to perform its new single, “No Surprise,” during the show’s Rock Week, which will also feature a performance by No Doubt and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash as the contestants’ mentor.
Along with bandmates Josh Paul, Joey Barnes, Brian Craddock and Josh Steely, Daughtry is currently recording the follow-up to his self-titled debut, which has sold 4,422,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan and was the best-selling album of 2007. The band’s as-yet-untitled sophomore effort is scheduled for a July 14 release on 19 Recordings/RCA.
“‘American Idol’ fans have been so loyal to this band, we wanted to give them the first listen to our new single,” Daughtry said in a statement.