Another year, another “American Idol” cast tour… Fans of the hit singing competition will have a chance to see Season Nine’s Top 10 contestants perform live on a summer tour of North American arenas and amphitheaters.
This season’s American Idols Live! Tour features Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dewyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban.
The trek begins July 1 at The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI, and continues for more than two months before wrapping on September 14 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
The 49-date itinerary includes performance dates on July 11 at The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA; August 3 at Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, FL; August 18 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA; August 30 at united Center in Chicago, IL; and September 10 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY.
Just two Canadian cities are on the current Idol routing, with a July 5 show set for Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON, and a September 7 event at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB.
Public onsales begin May 14 in Omaha, NE, and Toldeo, OH. Remaining tour markets will open onsales May 15. A press statement did not announce individual ticket prices, but did note that a limited number of ticket four-packs will be available for lawn seating at participating amphitheaters for $75, plus any applicable fees.
For the first time since 2002, the Idol tour will be promoted by Live Nation, which is also the primary ticketing outlet for the event. Six of the seven previous Idol tours were promoted by AEG Live, while Metropolitian Entertainment helmed the inaugural year’s tour.
Since 2002, the Idol franchise grossed more than $170 million on the road and sold more than 3.3 million tickets, according to a report from Billboard that referenced the publication’s Boxscore numbers.
American Idol itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 1||Auburn Hills, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|July 2||Milwaukee, WI||Summerfest|
|July 3||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|July 5||Hamilton, ON||Copps Coliseum|
|July 7||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|July 10||Atlantic City, NJ||Mark G. Etess Arena|
|July 11||Philadelphia, PA||The Wachovia Center|
|July 13||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|July 14||Manchester, NH||Verizon Wireless Arena|
|July 15||Hershey, PA||GIANT Center|
|July 17||Albany, NY||Times Union Center|
|July 18||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|July 20||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|July 23||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|July 24||Baltimore, MD||1st Mariner Arena|
|July 25||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|July 27||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|July 28||Knoxville, TN||Thompson-Boling Arena|
|July 29||Virginia Beach, VA||Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|July 31||Lexington, KY||Rupp Arena|
|August 1||Duluth, GA||The Arena at Gwinnett Center|
|August 3||Sunrise, FL||BankAtlantic Center|
|August 4||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum|
|August 7||The Woodlands, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|August 8||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|August 9||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|August 12||Phoenix, AZ||US Airways Center|
|August 13||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|August 14||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|August 16||San Diego, CA||Viejas Arena|
|August 17||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center|
|August 18||Sacramento, CA||ARCO Arena|
|August 20||Seattle, WA||KeyArena at Seattle Center|
|August 21||Portland, OR||Rose Garden Arena|
|August 23||Englewood, CO||Comfort Dental Amphitheatre|
|August 25||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|August 26||Omaha, NE||Qwest Center Omaha|
|August 27||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|August 29||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|August 30||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|August 31||Des Moines, IA||Wells Fargo Arena|
|September 2||Toledo, OH||The Huntington Center|
|September 3||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|September 4||Indianapolis, IN||Conseco Fieldhouse|
|September 7||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
|September 10||Buffalo, NY||HSBC Arena|
|September 11||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|September 13||Bridgeport, CT||Arena at Harbor Yard|
|September 14||Pittsburgh, PA||Consol Energy Center|