American Idol Announces Tour Dates and Places

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The American Idol Live! summer tour — Season 11 edition — will kick off July 6 in Detroit, Michigan.

Top 10 finalists Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine will hit a total of 45 venues, with their final concert set for Sept. 11 in Milwaukee.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11, via AmericanIdol.com and other outlets.

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The group’s complete itinerary is as follows, per the official press release. Check it out and tell us if you plan to catch this year’s tour live, and which of the singers you’re most excited to see in an actual concert setting.



Comments (12)

  • come to Israel!! please!

    Comment by Shiran Ben Elisha – April 27, 2012 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • good request! :)
      i’m actually going to be in NYC in september so i was really hoping that there would still be shows near by when i’m there, but together with the sad news about Elise i realized i will be missing the tour. they’re in NJ a WEEK before i’m going. sucks… oh well, that’s part of living outside the US i guess.

      Comment by noa – April 27, 2012 08:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ha ha! They don’t even stop in the Rock & Roll Capital of the World! Guess they’ve seen the ratings plummeting here….The CW is now beating Idol in 18-34 viewers.

    Comment by Marc – April 27, 2012 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s hogwash. Check TV By The Numbers for accurate stats. Idol easily has the best demographics on Wednesday’s – by a huge margin.

      Comment by Chrissy – April 27, 2012 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s a bummer. Pittsburgh, Wilkes Barre. PA and NOT Cleveland?

      Comment by Ray – April 28, 2012 10:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I had already forgotten about Erika Van Pelt and Heejun Han.

    Comment by livvy – April 27, 2012 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Such a pity that Shannon won’t be on the tour. They’ve lost a customer because of it :(

    Comment by JBS – April 27, 2012 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is there an “Ontario, California”? Because that confused the crap out of me for a minute when I saw “Ontario, CA”!! LOL My thoughts were “do you know how big Ontario [Canada] is?? You can’t get more vague on where they are playing than that!” The date is July 25, if you missed what I’m talking about.
    *Sidenote, Canada is also abbreviated as “CA”

    Comment by Princess Adora – April 27, 2012 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is in California. If you look to the other Canada dates, they are listed by territory (Toronto, ON).

      Comment by Volcfom – April 27, 2012 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, there’s an Ontario in California. (If you doubt me, you can check via this cool new invention called the internet. Or you could reason that they wouldn’t do three California dates, then a Canada date, then another California date.) :-)

      Comment by Cara – April 27, 2012 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll be going to the San Diego show and can’t wait to see our hometown girl Jessica Sanchez and hopefully celebrate her being named the American Idol!

    Comment by Jen – April 27, 2012 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the road map of this order is hilarious. I.e. Philly, Long Island, Maine, Rhode Island, then back to NJ.

    Comment by Volcfom – April 27, 2012 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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