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AMERICAN IDOL Announces 2018 Live Tour Featuring Top 7 Finalists + Season 8 Winner Kris Allen

AMERICAN IDOL Announces 2018 Live Tour Featuring Top 7 Finalists + Season 8 Winner Kris Allen

After a monumental return to television in 2018, "American Idol" announces it's taking the show on the road with the AMERICAN IDOL Live! 2018tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season's talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 "American Idol" winner, Kris Allen. The 40+ city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and will include a stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous FOX Theatre on Friday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Joining the tour on select dates is In Real Life, winner of ABC's 2017 summer reality competition show "Boy Band." In Real Life has released three singles: "Eyes Closed," their current top 40 hit, "Tattoo (How 'Bout You)" and "How Badly," marking their first foray into singing in Spanish.

VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com giving fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast.

Produced by Faculty Productions in conjunction with CORE Media Group, AMERICAN IDOL Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with this season's Top 7 finalists, including this year's newly crowned Idol, and brings your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can't miss.

"American Idol" airs live coast-to-coast on Sundays at 8e/5p on the ABC Television Network.

American Idol: Live! 2018 is represented and booked by United Talent Agency.

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About American Idol

"American Idol" is produced by FremantleMedia NORTH AMERICA and CORE Media Group's 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with executive producer Phil McIntyre representing CORE Media. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.

About CORE Media Group

CORE Media Group is a leading independent media and entertainment company that creates quality programming for linear television and digital platforms. Through partnerships with well-established industry leaders including Sharp Entertainment, as well as B-17 Entertainment and its newly formed digital studio Thumb Candy, the company creates additional multi-platform programming of various genres for audiences nationwide. Through CORE's 19 Entertainment, it co-produces "American Idol," the gold standard of music competition programs, and the enduring franchise, "So You Think You Can Dance" (returning on FOX for a 15th season). Other recent television series under the CORE umbrella include "The Wall" for NBC and Sharp Entertainment's "90 Day Fiancé" franchise for TLC. Additionally, CORE's 19 Recordings has been a part of the successful music careers of platinum artists Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Lauren Alaina, just to name a few.

About Faculty Productions

Faculty Productions, formed by veteran manager and producer Jared Paul in partnership with Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, produces and creates world-class live branded entertainment and concerts in partnership with the world's largest media companies. Faculty Productions is responsible for some of the most successful recent global touring productions including Dancing with the Stars: Live! (BBC Worldwide and ABC), Move Live on Tour (Derek Hough and Julianne Hough), AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Live! (Freemantle Media, Syco Entertainment and NBC), THE SING-OFF Live Tour (Sony Pictures and NBC), GLEE Live! In Concert! (FOX and Ryan Murphy Productions), BIG TIME RUSH Big Time Tour (Nickelodeon/ Sony Music), Mixtape Festival (VH1 and Live Nation) and the Boston Strong Benefit Concert (ONE FUND and Live Nation). Additionally, Faculty and Paul are also responsible for the creation and execution of the acclaimed immersive pop-up art exhibit HAPPY PLACE, which started in downtown Los Angeles in November of 2017. This fun-filled Pop-up phenomenon is currently open in Los Angeles until May 27 at the L.A. LIVE.

About United Talent Agency

Leading global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency represents many of the most acclaimed figures across film, television, news, music, sports, theater, fine art, literature, video games, podcasts and other social and digital content. A passionate advocate for artists, creators and innovators, the company also is recognized in the areas of film finance and packaging, branding, licensing and endorsements. UTA is known for its dedicated digital media group helping clients-from A-list talent to Fortune 500 companies-capitalize on a rapidly changing entertainment, media and business landscape. The agency's worldwide presence includes its Los Angeles headquarters and offices in New York, London, Nashville, Miami and Malmö, Sweden.


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