Audiences might not get to dance with the stars, but they will get to see them perform their best moves on stage during the...

Audiences might not get to dance with the stars, but they will get to see them perform their best moves on stage during the upcoming Dancing with the Stars tour. The 37-city trek begins December 17 at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA, and wraps February 8 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA.

The outing follows a similar route to last year’s tour, and includes a December 27 performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, a January 12 show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and a January 30-31 set at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Public onsales for most of the 2008-2009 tour dates begin November 10 at 10 a.m.

A number of celebrity performers from the seventh season of the popular television competition have been confirmed for the live tour: *NSync singer Lance Bass, actress Marlee Matin, award-winning actress and singer Toni Braxton, and Olympic athlete Maurice Green. It is unclear whether the tour will announce more celebrity dancers in the coming weeks.

Despite the absence of some of the season’s big celebrity names, nine of the show’s professional dancers will appear on tour. According to the Dancing with the Stars tour’s official Web site, the confirmed performers are Mark Ballas, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Kym Johnson, Alec Mazo, Lacey Schwimmer, Edyta Sliwinska, Karina Smirnoff, and Fabian Sanchez.


Dancing with the Stars itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

December 17San Diego, CASan Diego Sports Arena
December 18Ontario, CACitizens Business Bank Arena
December 19San Jose, CAHP Pavilion
December 21Reno, NVReno Events Center
December 22Sacramento, CAARCO Arena
December 27Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
December 28Glendale, AZJobing.com Arena
December 29Las Vegas, NVOrleans Arena
December 30West Valley City, UTE Center
January 2Tulsa, OKBOK Center
January 4Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
January 5San Antonio, TXAT&T Center
January 7Kansas City, MOSprint Center
January 8Moline, ILi wireless Center
January 9Rosemont, ILAllstate Arena
January 11Detroit, MIJoe Louis Arena
January 12Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
January 13Cleveland, OHWolstein Center
January 15Indianapolis, INConseco Fieldhouse
January 16St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
January 17Cincinnati, OHUS Bank Arena
January 18Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
January 20Nashville, TNSommet Center
January 22Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
January 23Sunrise, FLBankAtlantic Center
January 24Orlando, FLAmway Arena
January 25Atlanta, GAThe Arena at Gwinnett Center
January 27Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
January 28Raleigh, NCRBC Center
January 29Washington, DCVerizon Center
January 30 – 31Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
February 2Providence, RIDunkin Donuts Center
February 3Wilkes-Barre, PAWachovia Arena
February 4Uniondale, NYNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 6Newark, NJPrudential Center
February 7Atlantic City, NJBoardwalk Hall
February 8Philadelphia, PAWachovia Center