Capitol Theater welcomes Burlington native David Kroll to its stage April 25

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Burlington, Iowa, March 28, 2014 – Burlington native David Kroll will perform at the Capitol Theater Friday, April 25. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.

Kroll’s musical journey began when he saw country music star Alan Jackson in concert when Kroll was 7 years old.

“I still remember watching him and wanting to be up there on that stage so bad,” Kroll said. “I walked around the house the following week with my plastic guitar singing 'Don't Rock the JUICE Box.’ That's what my little ears heard anyway."

After several years of piano and guitar lessons, Kroll formed a band when he was 15. He spent the next six years playing local bars and fairs, and building his fan base. After moving to Nashville in 2007, Kroll recorded and released his first album, “It’s Working,” a year later. His second album, “Logic Don’t Mean a Thing,” followed two years later.

In 2012, a talent scout asked Kroll to audition for “The X Factor,” a television music competition created by Simon Cowell. A sponsor conflict likely kept him from making the show’s final cut, but he did have a memorable audition: After singing a cover of a Collin Raye song, Cowell asked him to sing an a cappella version of one of Kroll’s original compositions. After this impromptu performance, Kroll received a standing ovation and ‘yes’ votes from all four judges.

“Being able to write a song drawn from my life or my imagination, and perform it for music fans is just the ultimate experience for me,” Kroll said. “Sometimes I still feel like that 7-year-old kid wanting to jump on stage with Alan Jackson. Heck, I still want to jump on stage with him!”

Tickets for the show are $15. They can be bought at, by calling 319-237-1099 or by visiting the Ticket Office Monday through Saturday.