'American Idol' Tour Kicking Off In July

This year's top finalists hit the road July 8.

Though it will be three weeks before a new "Idol" is crowned, this year's

"American Idol" finalists already have a busy summer on the road ahead of

them.

Two months of dates have been lined up for this year's wannabes,

starting with a July 8 show in St. Paul, Minnesota, and running through an August 31 date in Anaheim, California, according to a spokesperson for the show.

Venues for the 39-date tour have not yet been announced, but tickets for the

shows will go on sale starting May 16. The spokesperson said it has not yet

been determined which "Idol" finalists will be part of the tour and that the

lineup will not likely be announced until after the winner is crowned on May

21.

The second set of contestants will hit the road months after they've already

made their recorded debut. American Idol Season 2 - All Time Classic

American Love Songs hit stores on Tuesday, featuring the top 10 singing

three songs together, including Lee Greenwood's patriotic "God Bless the

USA," Burt Bacharach's "What the World Needs Now" and Stevie Wonder's

"Overjoyed."

"American Idol" tour dates, according to a show spokesperson:

  • 7/8 - St. Paul, MN

  • 7/9 - Chicago, IL

  • 7/11 - Columbus, OH

  • 7/12 - Indianapolis, IN

  • 7/13 - Cincinnati, OH

  • 7/15 - Pittsburgh, PA

  • 7/17 - Cleveland, OH

  • 7/18 - Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • 7/19 - Buffalo, NY

  • 7/20 - Detroit, MI

  • 7/22 - Toronto, ON

  • 7/23 - Montreal, QC

  • 7/25 - Worcester, MA

  • 7/27 - Philadelphia, PA

  • 7/28 - Washington, DC

  • 7/30 - East Rutherford, NJ

  • 7/31 - Uniondale, NY

  • 8/2 - Providence, RI

  • 8/4 - Albany, NY

  • 8/5 - Richmond, VA

  • 8/6 - Raleigh, NC

  • 8/8 - Charlotte, NC

  • 8/9 - Atlanta, GA

  • 8/10 - Orlando, FL

  • 8/12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • 8/13 - Tampa, FL

  • 8/15 - Birmingham, AL

  • 8/16 - Memphis, TN

  • 8/17 - St. Louis, MO

  • 8/19 - Dallas, TX

  • 8/20 - Houston, TX

  • 8/21 - Oklahoma City, OK

  • 8/23 - Salt Lake City, UT

  • 8/24 - Boise, ID

  • 8/26 - Seattle, WA

  • 8/27 - Portland, OR

  • 8/28 - Sacramento, CA

  • 8/30 - San Jose, CA

  • 8/31 - Anaheim, CA