AMERICAN IDOL Announces 2012 Tour Schedule!
AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! returns this summer for another hit tour to showcase this season's talented top 10 finalists. Launching the careers of many, the AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour is the first chance to see your favorites in concert! The tour launches in Detroit, Michigan at the Joe Louis Arena on Friday, July 6th and wraps up on September 11th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11th at 10am via www.AmericanIdol.com, www.ticketmaster.com and www.aeglive.com. As presenting sponsors of AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour 2012, CHIPS AHOY! and RITZ are thrilled to bring the excitement of the tour to their fans in a number of unique ways, from cookie and cracker coupons to a one-of-a-kind consumer promotion. The U.S. Air Force Reserve is an associate sponsor.
AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Idol finalists Colton Dixon, Deandre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine, all of whom were announced on Thursday, March 15th on Fox.
Iain Pirie, President, 19 Entertainment stated "Every year we are amazed at the extraordinary wealth of untapped talent that is discovered on American Idol and we couldn't be happier with this season's top 10 contestants. We are truly excited to bring our contestants on tour across America directly to our fans' hometowns."
The AMERICAN IDOL season finale will air on FOX May 23rd, but the fan-favorites will continue on with the 2012 live tour. Past tours have featured stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, David Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Lee Dewyze, Scotty McCreery and so many more. Log on to AmericanIdol.com for full list of dates and links.
All tickets go on sale May 11th at 10am local time
The tour schedule is as follows:
July 06 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
July 07 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
July 09 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
July 11 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
July 12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 14 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
July 16 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
July 18 Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
July 19 Portland, OR Rose Garden
July 21 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
July 22 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 23 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
July 25 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
July 26 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
July 27 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
July 29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 30 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
July 31 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum
August 02 Orlando, FL Amway Center
August 03 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
August 05 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
August 06 N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
August 08 Washington, DC Verizon Center
August 09 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
August 11 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
August 12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
August 14 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
August 15 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
August 16 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
August 18 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
August 19 Worcester, MA DCU Center
August 21 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
August 22 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 25 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
August 26 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
August 28 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
August 30 Albany, NY Times Union Center
September 01 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
September 02 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
September 04 Syracuse, NY War Memorial at OnCenter
September 06 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
September 07 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
September 08 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
September 10 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
September 11 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Tickets are subject to applicable service charges.
Event time and date subject to change.
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About CKX, Inc.
CKX, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of globally recognized entertainment content. The Company's current properties include the rights to the name, image and likeness of Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley and the operations of Graceland. Through its wholly-owned division 19 Entertainment, CKX owns proprietary rights to the IDOLS and So You Think You Can Dance television brands, including the American Idol series in the United States and local adaptations of the IDOLS and So You Think You Can Dance television show formats which, collectively, air in more than 100 countries, as well as other television properties. Also through 19, CKX has relationships and partnerships with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart, James Durban, Casey Abrams, Pia Toscano, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Jordin Sparks, and Kris Allen, among others.