“American Idol” hits the road


Tickets will go on sale the middle of next month for the “American Idol Live! Tour.” The 2010 tour of 49 cities was announced on Wednesday’s “American Idol” broadcast on Fox.

The American Idol Live! Tour 2010 will feature the American Idol Season 9 top 10 contestants Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens, and Tim Urban. The Live Nation promoted tour begins on July 1st at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit and runs through September 14th in Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center.

Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of American Idol, stated, “We are all looking forward to this year’s American Idol Live! Tour. This is always one of the highlights of the year. Each of the Idols have the chance to meet the people that voted for them and perform at incredible venues all over America, another special moment in their developing careers.”

A limited number of 4-Pack ticket packages will be offered for $75 that includes 4 lawn tickets to participating amphitheaters, while supplies last. “Quantities are limited and additional fees may apply,” the announcement stated.

Omaha, Nebraska and Toledo, Ohio tickets go on sale May 14th. All other dates listed go on sale May 15th. To purchase tickets and for complete tour information, fans can visit AmericanIdol.com and LiveNation.com. Event times and dates are subject to change.


  Thu 1         Auburn Hills         Palace at Auburn Hills
  Fri 2         Milwaukee, WI        Summerfest
  Sat 3         Grand Rapids, MI     Van Andel Arena
  Mon 5         Hamilton, ON         Copps Coliseum
  Wed 7         Wantagh, NY          Jones Beach
  Sat 10        Atlantic City        Etess Arena
  Sun 11        Philadelphia, PA     Wachovia Center
  Tue 13        Uncasville, CT       Mohegan Sun
  Wed 14        Manchester, NH       Verizon Wireless Arena
  Thu 15        Hershey, PA          Giant Center
  Sat 17        Albany, NY           Times Union Center
  Sun 18        Mansfield, MA        Comcast Center
  Tue 20        Newark, NJ           Prudential Center
  Fri 23        Washington, DC       Jiffy Lube Live
  Sat 24        Baltimore, MD        1st Mariner Arena
  Sun 25        Charlotte, NC        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  Tue 27        Columbus, OH         Nationwide Arena
  Wed 28        Knoxville, TN        Thompson-Boling Arena
  Thu 29        Virginia Beach, VA   Virginia Beach Amphitheater
  Sat 31        Lexington, KY        Rupp Arena

  Sun 1         Duluth, GA           Arena at Gwinnett Center
  Tue 3         Sunrise, FL          BankAtlantic Center
  Wed 4         Tampa, FL            St. Pete Times Forum
  Sat 7         Houston, TX          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  Sun 8         Tulsa, OK            BOK Center
  Mon 9         Dallas, TX           American Airlines Center
  Thu 12        Phoenix, AZ          US Airways Center
  Fri 13        Los Angeles, CA      Staples Center
  Sat 14        Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
  Mon 16        San Diego, CA        Viejas Arena
  Tue 17        Anaheim, CA          Honda Center
  Wed 18        Sacramento, CA       ARCO Arena
  Fri 20        Seattle, WA          Key Arena
  Sat 21        Portland, OR         Rose Garden
  Mon 23        Denver, CO           Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
  Wed 25        Kansas City, MO      Sprint Center
  Thu 26        Omaha, NB            Qwest Center
  Fri 27        St. Louis, MO        Scottrade Center
  Sun 29        Minneapolis, MN      Target Center
  Mon 30        Chicago, IL          United Center
  Tue 31        Des Moines, IA       Wells Fargo Arena

  Thu 2         Toledo, OH           The Huntington Center
  Fri 3         Cincinnati, OH       Riverbend Music Center
  Sat 4         Indianapolis, IN     Conseco Fieldhouse
  Tue 7         Winnipeg             MTS Centre
  Fri 10        Buffalo, NY          HSBC Arena
  Sat 11        Cleveland, OH        Quicken Loans Arena
  Mon 13        Bridgeport, CT       Arena at Harbor Yard
  Tue 14        Pittsburgh, PA       Consol Energy Center