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...

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 1Auburn Hills, MIThe Palace of Auburn Hills
July 2Milwaukee, WISummerfest
July 3Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena
July 5Hamilton, ONCopps Coliseum
July 7Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 10Atlantic City, NJMark G. Etess Arena
July 11Philadelphia, PAThe Wachovia Center
July 13Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
July 14Manchester, NHVerizon Wireless Arena
July 15Hershey, PAGIANT Center
July 17Albany, NYTimes Union Center
July 18Mansfield, MAComcast Center
July 20Newark, NJPrudential Center
July 23Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live
July 24Baltimore, MD1st Mariner Arena
July 25Charlotte, NCVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 27Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
July 28Knoxville, TNThompson-Boling Arena
July 29Virginia Beach, VAVirginia Beach Amphitheater
July 31Lexington, KYRupp Arena
August 1Duluth, GAThe Arena at Gwinnett Center
August 3Sunrise, FLBankAtlantic Center
August 4Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
August 7The Woodlands, TXThe Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 8Tulsa, OKBOK Center
August 9Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
August 12Phoenix, AZUS Airways Center
August 13Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
August 14Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
August 16San Diego, CAViejas Arena
August 17Anaheim, CAHonda Center
August 18Sacramento, CAARCO Arena
August 20Seattle, WAKeyArena at Seattle Center
August 21Portland, ORRose Garden Arena
August 23Englewood, COComfort Dental Amphitheatre
August 25Kansas City, MOSprint Center
August 26Omaha, NEQwest Center Omaha
August 27St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
August 29Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
August 30Chicago, ILUnited Center
August 31Des Moines, IAWells Fargo Arena
September 2Toledo, OHThe Huntington Center
September 3Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
September 4Indianapolis, INConseco Fieldhouse
September 7Winnipeg, MBMTS Centre
September 10Buffalo, NYHSBC Arena
September 11Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
September 13Bridgeport, CTArena at Harbor Yard
September 14Pittsburgh, PAConsol Energy Center