AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! returns this summer for another hit tour to showcase this season’s talented top 10 finalists. Launching the careers of many, the AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour is the first chance to see your favorites in concert! The tour launches in Detroit, Michigan at the Joe Louis Arena on Friday, July 6th and wraps up on September 11th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11th at 10am via, and  As presenting sponsors of AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour 2012, CHIPS AHOY! and RITZ are thrilled to bring the excitement of the tour to their fans in a number of unique ways, from cookie and cracker coupons to a one-of-a-kind consumer promotion. The U.S. Air Force Reserve is an associate sponsor.

AMERICAN IDOL LIVE!  gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Idol finalists Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine, all of whom were announced on Thursday, March 15th on Fox.  

Iain Pirie, President, 19 Entertainment stated “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. We are truly excited to bring our contestants on tour across America directly to our fans’ hometowns.”

The AMERICAN IDOL season finale will air on FOX May 23rd, but the fan-favorites will continue on with the 2012 live tour. Past tours have featured stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, David Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery and so many more. Log on to for full list of dates and links.


July 06
Detroit, MI
Joe Louis Arena

July 07
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena

July 09
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center

July 11
St. Louis, MO
Scottrade Center

July 12
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center

July 14
Broomfield, CO
1STBANK Center

July 16
West Valley City, UT
Maverik Center

July 18
Seattle, WA
Key Arena at Seattle Center

July 19
Portland, OR
Rose Garden

July 21
Sacramento, CA
Power Balance Pavilion

July 22
San Jose, CA
HP Pavilion at San Jose

July 23
Los Angeles, CA
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

July 25
Ontario, CA
Citizens Business Bank Arena

July 26
San Diego, CA
Valley View Casino Center

July 27
Glendale, AZ Arena

July 29
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center

July 30
Lafayette, LA

July 31
Jackson, MS
Mississippi Coliseum

August 02
Orlando, FL
Amway Center

August 03
Sunrise, FL
BankAtlantic Center

August 05
Duluth, GA
Arena at Gwinnett Center

August 06
N. Charleston, SC
North Charleston Coliseum

August 08
Washington, DC
Verizon Center

August 09
Baltimore, MD
1st Mariner Arena

August 11
Columbus, OH
Schottenstein Center

August 12
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena

August 14
Pittsburgh, PA
Consol Energy Center

August 15
Rochester, NY
Blue Cross Arena

August 16
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre

August 18
Manchester, NH
Verizon Wireless Arena

August 19
Worcester, MA
DCU Center

August 21
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center

August 22
Long Island, NY
Nassau Coliseum

August 25
Portland, ME
Cumberland County Civic Center

August 26
Providence, RI
Dunkin Donuts Center

August 28
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center

August 30
Albany, NY
Times Union Center

September 01
Bridgeport, CT
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard

September 02
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena

September 04
Syracuse, NY
War Memorial at OnCenter

September 06
Wilkes Barre, PA
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

September 07
Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall

September 08
Reading, PA
Sovereign Center

September 10
Cincinnati, OH
US Bank Arena

September 11
Milwaukee, WI
Bradley Center