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.
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 20||Manchester, NH||Verizon Wireless Arena|
|September 22||Boston, MA||Agganis Arena|
|September 24||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|September 25||Mashantucket, CT||MGM Grand Theater|
|September 26||Trenton, NJ||Sovereign Bank Arena|
|September 29||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|October 1||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|October 3||Detroit, MI||Joe Louis Arena|
|October 4||Champaign, IL||Assembly Hall|
|October 6||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|October 7||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|October 9||Milwaukee, WI||Bradley Center|
|October 10||Toledo, OH||Lucas County Arena|
|October 11||Indianapolis, IN||Conseco Fieldhouse|
|October 14||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|October 15||Baltimore, MD||1st Mariner Arena|
|October 17||Richmond, VA||Richmond Coliseum|
|October 19||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|October 20||Duluth, GA||The Arena at Gwinnett Center|
|October 22||Miami, FL||AmericanAirlines Arena|
|October 23||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum|
|October 24||Tallahassee, FL||Tallahassee-Leon Co. Civic Center|
|October 26||Houston, TX||Reliant Arena|
|October 27||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center|
|October 28||Grand Prairie, TX||Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie|
|October 30||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|October 31||St. Louis, MO||Chaifetz Arena|
|November 1||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|November 3||Omaha, NE||Qwest Center Omaha|
|November 5||Colorado Springs, CO||Colorado Springs World Arena|
|November 7||West Valley City, UT||The E Center|
|November 9||Los Angeles, CA||Nokia Theatre|
|November 12||San Diego, CA||San Diego Sports Arena|
|November 13||Glendale, AZ||Jobing.com Arena|
|November 14||Las Vegas, NV||Orleans Arena|
|November 16||Sacramento, CA||ARCO Arena|
|November 17||Fresno, CA||SaveMart Center|
|November 18||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion at San Jose|
|November 20||Portland, OR||Rose Garden Arena|
|November 21||Everett, WA||Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center|
Last Updated on July 22, 2009