With the finale of its fifth season just a couple weeks away, the popular reality dance competition “So You Think You Can Dance” has...

With the finale of its fifth season just a couple weeks away, the popular reality dance competition “So You Think You Can Dance” has announced plans to take the show on the road this fall. This season’s top 10 contestants will dance their way across the nation over a period of two months, visiting 40 markets from coast to coast.

The trek launches September 20 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH, and ends November 21 at the Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center in Everett, WA. Highlights include performances on September 22 at Agganis Arena in Boston, MA; October 6 at United Center in Chicago, IL; October 15 at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD; October 30 at BOK Center in Tulsa, OK; and November 9 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

At the moment, just one event has been confirmed for Canada on September 29 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON.

Public onsales for the entire tour begin July 25 through Ticketmaster. Most sales will start at 10 a.m. local time, except in Mashantucket where tickets go up for grabs at 9 a.m., and in Toronto, Chicago and Fresno where box offices open at 11 a.m.

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While ticket prices vary from venue to venue, most tickets fall within the $35 to $60 range, not including any applicable service fees or convenience charges.

As in previous years, the live tour will feature the top 10 contestants from the current season. This year’s live cast includes current competitors Ade Obayomi, Brandon Bryant, Evan Kasprzak, Janette Manrara, Jason Glover, Jeanine Mason, Kayla Radomski and Melissa Sandvig, and as well as the recently eliminated Randi Evans and Kūpono Aweau.

The fifth season of “So You Think You Can Dance” premiered on Fox on May 21 and is scheduled to wrap on August 6, when the winner of $250,000 and the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer” will be named.

For the first time in the show’s history, the next season will premier in the fall, just over a month after the summer season ends. Auditions have already been completed in Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Phoenix. The sixth and final audition is slated for July 24 in Salt Lake City.

“For five years we have seen the popularity of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ steadily grow and we are thrilled to showcase our unique talent for thousands of fans across the country,” executive producer Simon Fuller said in a press release. “With the show premiering again this fall, the tour creates the unique opportunity for fans to watch the high caliber dancing from their living room one night and then attend a live performance the following night.”

So You Think You Can Dance Live itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 20Manchester, NHVerizon Wireless Arena
September 22Boston, MAAgganis Arena
September 24Newark, NJPrudential Center
September 25Mashantucket, CTMGM Grand Theater
September 26Trenton, NJSovereign Bank Arena
September 29Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
October 1Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
October 3Detroit, MIJoe Louis Arena
October 4Champaign, ILAssembly Hall
October 6Chicago, ILUnited Center
October 7Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
October 9Milwaukee, WIBradley Center
October 10Toledo, OHLucas County Arena
October 11Indianapolis, INConseco Fieldhouse
October 14Uniondale, NYNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 15Baltimore, MD1st Mariner Arena
October 17Richmond, VARichmond Coliseum
October 19Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena
October 20Duluth, GAThe Arena at Gwinnett Center
October 22Miami, FLAmericanAirlines Arena
October 23Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
October 24Tallahassee, FLTallahassee-Leon Co. Civic Center
October 26Houston, TXReliant Arena
October 27Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center
October 28Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
October 30Tulsa, OKBOK Center
October 31St. Louis, MOChaifetz Arena
November 1Kansas City, MOSprint Center
November 3Omaha, NEQwest Center Omaha
November 5Colorado Springs, COColorado Springs World Arena
November 7West Valley City, UTThe E Center
November 9Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre
November 12San Diego, CASan Diego Sports Arena
November 13Glendale, AZJobing.com Arena
November 14Las Vegas, NVOrleans Arena
November 16Sacramento, CAARCO Arena
November 17Fresno, CASaveMart Center
November 18San Jose, CAHP Pavilion at San Jose
November 20Portland, ORRose Garden Arena
November 21Everett, WAComcast Arena at Everett Events Center

Last Updated on July 22, 2009 by By Allison Reitz