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.)

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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