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'American Idol' Alum Paul McDonald to Open for Hanson

The season 10 finalist -- and husband of "Twilight" star Nikki Reed -- will join the brother trio for the "Anthem" world tour this summer.

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Chris Godley (McDonald); Jiro Schneider (Hanson)

American Idol season 10 troubadour Paul McDonald has scored a spot opening for Hanson this summer.

The North and South American legs of the band's Anthem world tour begins July 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and ends November 20 in Charlotte, NC. McDonald will join the group in Boston on Aug. 31 and will continue on through September.

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McDonald, who finished eighth on Idol, released an EP, The Best Part, with his wife, Nikki Reed, in Oct. 2012 and was featured on the Twilight soundtrack the following month with the song, “All I’ve Ever Needed.”

The 28-year old Alabama native also recently joined other celebrities, including season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, Jason Mraz, Jason DeRulo, Ashley Tisdale, Jason Wade, Colbie Caillat and The Lumineers, and contributed his vocals to the song, “Clouds,” written by 17-year old bone cancer patient Zach Sobiech.

McDonald will appear on the following dates:


31 - Boston, MA - House of Blues*


1 - Long Island, NY – Paramount*

4 - Richmond, VA - The National*

8 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse*

9 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theatre*

10 - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon*

11 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall*

12 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues*

15 - Austin, TX – Antones*

16 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues*

17 - Albuquerque, NM - Kimo Theater*

18 - Denver, CO – Bluebird*

20 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot*

21 - Las Vegas, NV - Fremont Country Club*

22 - Tucson, AZ – Rialto*

24 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues*

25 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues*

26 - Los Angels, CA - House of Blues*

28 - Portland, OR – Aladdin*

30 - Seattle, WA – Neumos*

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