American Idol Tour Returns In 2018 With Top 7 Finalists American Idol Tour Returns In 2018 With Top 7 Finalists
The singing competition American Idol has returned this year to TV with arguably one of the best seasons yet – and it’s not over... American Idol Tour Returns In 2018 With Top 7 Finalists

The singing competition American Idol has returned this year to TV with arguably one of the best seasons yet – and it’s not over yet. The top seven finalists will tour the country for three months this summer.

After narrowing down the contestants from thousands of applicants, seven singers made it onto the American Idol Live! 2018 tour: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard. The singers will tour with special guest Kris Allen, who won Season 8 of American Idol.

The tour is set to kick-off on July 11 in Redding, California, and cross the country throughout the summer months before wrapping up in Washington, D.C. on September 16. The contestants will be joined by In Real Life on select dates, the winner of ABC’s competition show Boy Band, which aired last summer. Since their debut, the band has released singles “Eyes Closed,” “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You),” and “How Badly.”

This is the first American Idol tour since 2015, which featured the top five finalists of the fourteenth season of the show. Producer Jared Paul told Billboard that the live tour is bringing him back to his roots after the three-year absence.

“For me, it’s coming back full-circle being involved in a tour that opened my eyes to how TV shows put butts in seats and entertain people,” Paul said. “I’ve always wanted to be a part of this tour because I always thought there was something we could do to help. Thankfully, they took us up on that offer.”

Check out the full list of tour dates below and visit Ticket Club to find tickets to a show this summer. 

American Idol Live! 2018 Dates

July 11 — Redding, CA @ Redding Civic Auditorium
July 12 — Central Point, OR @ Jackson Co. Fair
July 13 — Napa, CA @ Uptown Theater
July 16 — Denver, CO @ Paramount Theater
July 19 — Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
July 20 — San Antonio, TX @ The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
July 21 — McAllen, TX @ McAllen Performing Arts Center
July 23 — Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tuscon
July 24 — Mesa, AZ @ Ikeda Theater
July 26 — San Diego, CA @ Copley Hall
July 27 — Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
July 29 — Las Vegas, NV @ Orleans Arena
July 30 — Modesto, CA @ Gallo Center for the Arts
July 31 — Livermore, CA @ Wente Vineyards
August 1 — San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theatre
August 3 — Thousand Oaks, CA @ Bank of America Performing Arts Center
August 4 — Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
August 5 — Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
August 8 — Tulsa, OK @ Club Brady
August 9 — Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
August 10 — St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
August 12 — Baltimore, MD @ The Lyric
August 13 — Albany, NY @ The Palace Theatre
August 14 — Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
August 16 — Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury
August 17 — Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 18 — Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 19 — Lynn, MA @ Lynn Auditorium
August 21 — Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
August 22 — Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
August 23 — Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theatre
August 24 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Washington Pavilion
August 27 — Salem, OR @ Oregon State Fair
August 28 — Monroe, WA @ Evergreen State Fair
August 30 — Billings, MT @ Alberta Bair Theater
August 31 — Kamas, UT @ DeJoria Center
September 2 — Deadwood, SD @ Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
September 5 — Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
September 6 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
September 7 — Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
September 9 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
September 10 — Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center
September 12 — York, PA @ York Fair
September 13 — Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
September 14 — Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie
September 15 — New Bedford, MA @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
September 16 — Washington, DC @ Warner Theater