American Idol Finalist Constantine Maroulis to Tour with 
Band Pray for the Soul of Betty Starting January 16th

Two week tour to hit major cities across the US in support of album released in May 2005 on Koch/Baby Julius Productions, new material, and covers of classic rock sounds with a ‘Constantine twist.’

(New York, 2005) -With an already faithful following pre-dating Maroulis’ Idol days, Pray for the Soul of Betty and their signature underground NYC rock scene sound are looking forward to hitting cities they have not gotten a chance to tour since their lead singer, Constantine Maroulis, finished his successful stint on American Idol. Since the show, he has toured with the other Idols this summer, and has been actively participating in his television development deal with ABC/Gramnet Productions, set to start filming in the new year.

"It's been a fantastic year, and I know 2006 is looking to be even more exciting,” comments Constantine, “It’s great getting back together with the boys who have been so patient while Idol-mania has continued. Pray for the Soul of Betty is a different side of me musically than what a lot of my Idol fans would expect, but that's just me. My tastes are varied, and the rush of being on stage with them is bar none. With the [television] show and my solo projects moving forward, I knew I wanted to get this in before it gets really busy. It will be great touching base with my old and new Betty and Idol fans."

US Concert Tour Schedule

Mon 1/16 San Diego, CA House Of Blues

Tue 1/17 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy

Wed 1/18 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues

Fri 1/20 Denver, CO The Gothic Theatre

Sun 1/22 Minneapolis, MN The Fine Line

Mon 1/23 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Club

Tue 1/24 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

Wed 1/25 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

Thu 1/26 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

Fri 1/27 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre

Sun 1/29 Baltimore, MD The Recher Theatre

Mon 1/30 Boston, MA Avalon

Tues 1/31 New York, NY Nokia Theatre

Wed 2/1 Philadelphia, PA TLA

About Constantine Maroulis:

As mentioned in a recent People Magazine feature, Constantine Maroulis, 30, has been anything but “idle” since his shocking departure from season four of American Idol in April 2005. A crowd favorite of America’s most watched show, he went on to perform in the subsequently successful American Idol Tour last summer. In addition, he has made Idol history by being the first finalist to ever pen a television show development deal. In October 2005, Constantine signed with Grament, Kelsey Grammer’s production company, and ABC Television to develop a sitcom based around his colorful life. He was recently named People Magazine’s 2005 “Sexiest 30 Year-Old” and has been a guest on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, Ellen, Regis and Kelly and Fox and Friends. For more information about Constantine, visit his website at the URL .

About Pray for the Soul of Betty:

Pray for the Soul of Betty was brought to the attention of millions of Americans when the band was featured on the fourth-season debut episode of American Idol as lead vocalist Constantine Maroulis ‘broke the news’ of his successful audition. The episode reached 33 million viewers, making it the most-watched show of the 2004-2005 television season, and the door was opened. The rest, as they say, is history. Formed in 2002, Pray for the Soul of Betty is composed of four seasoned musicians with varied backgrounds; Constantine Maroulis (vocals), Taylor C.R. (bass), Hamboussi (drums) and Joao Joya (guitar). PFTSOB’s sound, which is low on conformity and high on originality, has been heard in venues across the nation from the Viper Room in LA to CBGB’s in New York. For more information, see .

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