'American Idol' runner-up to open for Doobie Brothers

Sure, the Doobie Brothers are the perfect act to headline KFOG’s 25th annual Concert For Kids on Tuesday, Dec. 7 (at 7:30 p.m.). But now there’s an extra reason to drop by for the show, which benefits the Marine’s Toys For Tots campaign as well as the Make It Better Project: recent “American Idol” runnerup Crystal Bowersox, who’s just been added in the opening slot. Bowersox’s performance is a must-see for any diehard fans who are still stunned by her losing to Lee DeWyze.

Bowersox, who hails from Elliston, Ohio, will be trilling material from her spanking-new debut, “Farmer’s Daughter.” And it’s been a tough row to hoe for the artist, who started performing at age 10, but was briefly hospitalized during her grueling “Idol” run from complications resulting from her diabetes.

As with many of the show’s runner-ups, however — like Daughtry and Adam Lambert, for instance — she’ll most likely go on to have a long, productive career, while the winner may find himself on the dinner-theater circuit in a few years.

Either way, her KFOG gig at San Francisc’s Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium will be for a great cause. Tickets run from $30 to $125, and are available through www.livenation.com.

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