American Idol's other rocker talks about savoring fame and settling down
Friday Jul 01, 2005 6:00am ESTBy Serena Kappes
He didn't win American Idol, but Constantine Maroulis's career is going strong. The 29-year-old rocker from Brooklyn, N.Y., is heading out on the road with Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice and the rest of the top 10 Idol finalists on the American Idols Live! Tour 2005, which kicks off July 12 in Sunrise, Fla. And the 2002 Boston Conservatory grad – who's still based in New York City – also has plans for a solo album and, hopefully, his own TV show. Maroulis talked to PEOPLE about kicking out the jams, ignoring the "haters" and wanting to be a dad.
How are tour rehearsals going?
They're going really well. We have a great show in store for everyone. We're really stoked.
What can people expect?
Big group numbers, lots of solo time, a great band and a big light show. It's gonna be hot. I'm going to be doing three songs I did from the show and one of them is "Bohemian Rhapsody," so I'm really excited about that.
How's life post-Idol?
I've been very busy and very grateful. I got really lucky. I sort of hit the jackpot here with the opportunities. Everyone's talking to me about doing my own album. We're trying to figure out the right place to make that happen – it would go down after the tour sometime. Look for that in the late fall. And I'm on the Killer Queen record, which is a tribute to Queen with a bunch of rock stars on it – Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Sum 41, Joss Stone, Gavin DeGraw. I did "Bohemian Rhapsody." It's going to be out in August.