American Idol Announces Tour Dates and Places

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 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.

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  1. come to Israel!! please!

    • noa says:

      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.

  2. Marc says:

    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.

  3. livvy says:

    I had already forgotten about Erika Van Pelt and Heejun Han.

  4. JBS says:

    Such a pity that Shannon won’t be on the tour. They’ve lost a customer because of it :(

  5. Princess Adora says:

    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”

    • Volcfom says:

      It is in California. If you look to the other Canada dates, they are listed by territory (Toronto, ON).

    • Cara says:

      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.) :-)

  6. Jen says:

    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!

  7. Volcfom says:

    I think the road map of this order is hilarious. I.e. Philly, Long Island, Maine, Rhode Island, then back to NJ.