Phillips concert rescheduled

It’s official – Phillip Phillips has rescheduled his Elkins concert, and he is slated to appear at the Davis & Elkins College Nov. 8.

Tickets for the previously scheduled May 14 concert will be honored for the new November date.

“Only a few hundred tickets remain,” said Sid Gillispie, chief executive officer of the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA. “Don’t wait to purchase tickets because they will sell out soon.”

Limited tickets for the concert are available by contacting the Elkins YMCA, Davis & Elkins College or by calling 1-800-594-TIXX.

Phillips, winner of the 11th season of “American Idol,” is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who started making music at age 14 in his hometown of Leesburg, Ga. His debut album, “The World From the Side of the Moon” – featuring the hit single “Home” – was released Nov. 19 via Interscope Records.

Representatives from Phillips’ management said he postponed the May concert because of several medical reasons.

“Phillip Phillips will not be able to conclude his remaining tour dates in May. He looks forward to getting healthy, seeing everyone on the John Mayer tour this summer and rescheduling the shows he missed for the fall,” a representative said.

In addition to the Elkins date, Phillips was forced to reschedule tour dates in York, Penn.; Springfield, Ohio; Newark, Ohio; and a slew of cities in Wisconsin, including River Falls, Green Bay, Stevens Point and Eau Claire.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA. Officials with the Y said they plan to use the proceeds from the show to improve the YMCA’s sprinkler system and fire alarms, as well as for swimming pool renovations.

In support of the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA and the community, The Inter-Mountain is offering an invitation to those affected by the postponement of the concert.

The Taste of Home event will kick off with a vendor fair at 2 p.m. and cooking show beginning at 6:30 p.m. May 23 at the National Guard Armory, located off Route 33 near Belington.