They’ve competed for your heart throughout the 2012 TV season and now they’re coming to your town.
While the new “American Idol” winner won’t be crowned until May, details about the annual tour are now ready for prime time. Featuring finalists Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine, “American Idols Live” launches at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena July 6 and wraps at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center Sept. 11.
Sponsored by Chips Ahoy! and Ritz with the U.S. Air Force Reserve as an associate sponsor, stops along the way include Chicago (July 7), St. Louis (July 11), Seattle (July 18), Dallas (July 29), Orlando (Aug. 2), Nashville (Aug. 12), Toronto (Aug. 16), Uniondale, N.Y., Aug. 22, Atlantic City (Sept. 7) and Cincinnati (Sept. 10).
But the above dates represent only an overview of the 45-date schedule and you’ll need to check out the entire itinerary if only to admire the genius in its routing.
Needless to say, the folks at American Idol HQ, otherwise known as 19 Entertainment, are very excited about the tour.
“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,” 19 Entertainment president Iain Pirie said. “We are truly excited to bring our contestants on tour across America directly to our fans’ hometowns.”
Tickets go on sale May 11. Visit AmericanIdol.com for more information.