The summer tour dates for American Idol Live 2011 have been announced, much to the delight of AI fans across the nation.  The tour kicks off in early July and extends to mid-September – making for 45 separate performances in total.

After the finale of each competition/Nielsen-topping TV season, 10-11 of the top contestants embark across the country at a grueling pace, belting their little hearts out for stadiums packed with adoring fans.  This year, you’ll see the top 4 finalists (James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, and Haley Reinhart) joined by other frontrunners from the 2011 season (Pia Toscano, Stefano Langone, Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald and Thia Megia).

We’ll keep you updated as any changes to the schedule occur.  Tickets go on general sale May 13.

American Idol Live! Tour 2011

July 6, 2011 – West Valley City , UT – Maverik Center
July 8, 2011 – Everett , WA – Everett Event Center
July 9, 2011 – Portland , OR – Rose Garden
July 11, 2011 – Sacramento , CA – Arco Arena
July 12, 2011 – Oakland , CA – Oracle Arena
July 13, 2011 – San Jose , CA – HP Pavilion
July 15, 2011 – Los Angeles , CA – Nokia Theatre LA Live
July 16, 2011 – Ontario , CA – Citizens Business Bank Arena
July 17, 2011 – Phoenix , AZ – US Airways Center
July 19, 2011 – Oklahoma City , OK – Cox Convention Center Arena
July 20, 2011 – Grand Prairie , TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 21, 2011 – Houston , TX – Reliant Arena
July 22, 2011 – New Orleans , LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
July 24, 2011 – Orlando , FL – Amway Center
July 26, 2011 – Duluth , GA – Arena at Gwinnett Center
July 27, 2011 – Raleigh , NC – RBC Center
July 28, 2011 – Charlotte , NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
July 30, 2011 – Nashville , TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 31, 2011 – Saint Louis , MO – Scottrade Center
August 2, 2011 – Kansas City , MO – Sprint Center
August 3, 2011 – Minneapolis , MN – Target Center
August 4, 2011 – Milwaukee , WI – Bradley Center
August 6, 2011 – Rosemont , IL – Allstate Arena
August 7, 2011 – Detroit , MI – Joe Louis Arena
August 9, 2011 – Columbus , OH – Value City Arena (Schottenstein Center)
August 10, 2011 – Pittsburgh , PA – Consol Energy Center
August 11, 2011 – Baltimore , MD – 1st Mariner Arena
August 13, 2011 – Atlantic City , NJ – Boardwalk Hall
August 14, 2011 – Newark , NJ – Prudential Center
August 17, 2011 – Philadelphia , PA – Wells Fargo Center PA
August 19, 2011 – Washington , DC – Verizon Center (Washington DC)
August 20, 2011 – Richmond , VA – Richmond Coliseum
August 21, 2011 – Wilkes Barre , PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
August 23, 2011 – Uniondale , NY – Nassau Coliseum
August 25, 2011 – Bridgeport , CT – Arena at Harbor Yard
August 27, 2011 – Providence , RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
August 28, 2011 – Albany , NY – Times Union Center
August 30, 2011 – Portland , ME – Cumberland County Civic Center
August 31, 2011 – Manchester , NH – Verizon Wireless Arena (New England)
September 1, 2011 – Worcester , MA – DCU Center
September 3, 2011 – Uncasville , CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
September 6, 2011 – Syracuse , NY – War Memorial At OnCenter
September 7, 2011 – Reading , PA – Sovereign Center
September 9, 2011 – Toronto , ON – Air Canada Centre
September 10, 2011 – Rochester , NY – Blue Cross Arena

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