Don’t Expect To Hear ‘She Bangs’ On This Year’s ‘Idol’ Tour

Top 10 contestants, and no wannabes, will kick off trek July 14.

What, no William Hung?

The organizers behind “American Idol” have announced the lineup and dates for the third annual American Idols Live Tour, and the “Idol” hopeful who has so far sold the most albums won’t be included.

Also not invited were Leah LaBelle and Matthew Rogers, as the outing will only feature the final 10, not 12.

That means the final five, Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, George Huff, La Toya London and Jasmine Trias, will be joined by ousted singers Amy Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Jon Peter Lewis, John Stevens and Camile Velasco. Each of the finalists will sing their own song as well as join the rest of the group for medleys.

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The North American trek will hit 48 cities, nine more than last summer’s Tour (see “After ‘Idol,’ Clay And Ruben Will Share A Stage 39 More Times” ), beginning July 14 in Salt Lake City and ending September 26 in San Jose, California.

The third “American Idol” will be named during the season finale on May 26 in Hollywood.

American Idols Live Tour dates, according to the Tour’s publicist:


  • 7/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center
  • 7/16 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
  • 7/17 – Everett, WA @ Everett Events Center
  • 7/20 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
  • 7/21 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
  • 7/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
  • 7/24 – Ames, IA @ Hilton Coliseum
  • 7/25 – Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad Cities
  • 7/27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
  • 7/28 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
  • 7/29 – Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
  • 7/31 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
  • 8/1 – Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
  • 8/3 – Evansville, IN @ Roberts Stadium
  • 8/4 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
  • 8/5 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
  • 8/7 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center Omaha
  • 8/10 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Live
  • 8/11 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
  • 8/13 – North Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena
  • 8/14 – Nashville, TN @ Gaylord Entertainment Center
  • 8/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
  • 8/17 – Sunrise, FL @ Office Depot Center
  • 8/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
  • 8/20 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Center
  • 8/21 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • 8/22 – Washington, DC @ MCI Center
  • 8/24 – Worcester, MA @ Centrum
  • 8/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
  • 8/28 – Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
  • 8/29 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
  • 8/31 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
  • 9/2 – Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
  • 9/4 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Wachovia Arena
  • 9/5 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
  • 9/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
  • 9/10 – Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center
  • 9/11 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
  • 9/12 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Civic Center
  • 9/14 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
  • 9/15 – Ottawa, ON @ Corel Centre
  • 9/16 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • 9/18 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
  • 9/19 – Saint Louis, MO @ Savvis Center
  • 9/23 – Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
  • 9/24 – Bakersfield, CA @ Centennial Garden
  • 9/25 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
  • 9/26 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion

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