‘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

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