'Idol' finalists unveil tour plans


NEW YORK -- As has become a summer tradition, the top 10 finalists from "American Idol" will hit the road together, beginning July 6 in Sunrise, Fla. The extensive itinerary will run through Sept. 22 in Manchester, N.H. The Fox show's final four contestants will be joined by the recently voted off Sanjaya Malakar, Chris Richardson, Haley Scarnato, Gina Glocksen, Chris Sligh and Phil Stacey.

During the tour, the artists will play their own sets and also collaborate on songs popularized during this season's run of "Idol."

"We change the show every year, and we probably draw a lot of the same people each time," CAA's Jeff Frasco, the responsible agent for the tour, told Billboard last summer. "I think the audience is just growing. The ratings are bigger, and it's just embedded in the culture at this point."

Here are the American Idols Live tour dates:

July 6: Sunrise, Fla. (BankAtlantic Center)
July 7: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
July 8: Jacksonville, Fla. (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena)
July 1: Greenville, S.C. (Bi Lo Center)
July 11: Nashville (Nashville Arena)
July 12: Birmingham, Ala. (Birmingham Jefferson Arena)
July 13: North Little Rock, Ark. (Alltel Arena)
July 15: Houston (Toyota Center)
July 16: San Antonio (AT&T Center)
July 18: Glendale, Ariz. (Jobing.com Arena)
July 19: San Diego, Calif. (San Diego Sports Arena)
July 20: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
July 22: Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)
July 23: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
July 24: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion at San Jose)
July 25: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)
July 27: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden Arena)
July 28: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
July 30: Nampa, Idaho (Idaho Center)
July 31: Salt Lake City (EnergySolutions Arena)
Aug. 3: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center Omaha)
Aug. 4: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
Aug. 5: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
Aug. 7: Roset, Ill. (Allstate Arena)
Aug. 8: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad Cities)
Aug. 9: St. Louis (Scottrade Center)
Aug. 11: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
Aug. 12: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Aug. 13: Cleveland (Wolstein Center at CSU)
Aug. 14: Toronto (Air Canada Center)
Aug. 22: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
Aug. 23: Rochester, N.Y. (Blue Cross Arena)
Aug. 24: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
Aug. 27: Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Civic Center Coliseum)
Aug. 28: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
Aug. 30: Albany, N.Y. (Times-Union Center)
Sept. 4: Portland, Maine (Cumberland Co. Civic Center)
Sept. 5: Worcester, Mass. (DCU Center)
Sept. 7: Philadelphia (The Wachovia Center)
Sept. 8: Atlantic City, N.J. (Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall)
Sept. 9: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Sept. 11: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
Sept. 12: Duluth, Ga. (The Arena at Gwinnett Center)
Sept. 13: Memphis (FedExForum)
Sept. 15: Huntington, W.V. (Big Sandy Superstore Arena)
Sept. 16: Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)
Sept. 18: Hampton, Va. (Hampton Coliseum)
Sept. 19: Baltimore (1st Mariner Arena)
Sept. 20: Bridgeport, Conn. (Arena at Harbor Yard)
Sept. 22: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)