Like the inevitable arrival of the season itself, Ryan Seacrest and company have just announced the thirteenth annual “American Idols Live!” summer tour. Featuring the top ten finalists from the current season, the tour will hit over 40 North American cities from late June to the end of August. The first show is in Binghamton, NY, on June 24 with following gigs in upstate New York and Ontario. The gang will kick of July at the Ravinia Pavilion in Highland Park, IL, followed by a run through the Northeast. The Southern leg of the tour will hit New Orleans on July 25 and the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio on July 28, along with a few other stops in between. From there it’s on to the Midwest, including shows in Tulsa, Indianapolis, and the Illinois State Fair on August 8, and then the southwest and up through California. The tour will finish up in the Pacific Northwest with the final show in Redmond, WA, on August 23.
A tradition since the singing competition TV show began airing in 2002, “American Idols Live!” features the top ten contestants from that year’s season of the show. This year’s lineup includes C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf.