Simon Fuller and Live Nation Announce the 2010 American Idol Live! Tour


America’s #1 show will make 49 stops this summer at a mix of top arenas and amphitheaters across North America giving fans a chance once again to catch their favorite “Idols” performing live in a town near them. The Live Nation promoted tour begins on July 1st at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit and runs through September 14th in Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center.

Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of American Idol stated, “We are all looking forward to this year’s American Idol Live! Tour. This is always one of the highlights of the year. Each of the Idols have the chance to meet the people that voted for them and perform at incredible venues all over America, another special moment in their developing careers.”

A limited number of 4-Pack ticket packages will be offered for $75* that includes 4 lawn tickets to participating amphitheaters, while supplies last.

Omaha, Nebraska and Toledo, Ohio go on sale May 14th. All other dates listed go on sale May 15th. To purchase tickets and for complete tour information, fans can visit and Event times and dates are subject to change.

  *Quantities are limited and additional fees may apply.


  Thu 1         Auburn Hills         Palace at Auburn Hills
  Fri 2         Milwaukee, WI        Summerfest
  Sat 3         Grand Rapids, MI     Van Andel Arena
  Mon 5         Hamilton, ON         Copps Coliseum
  Wed 7         Wantagh, NY          Jones Beach
  Sat 10        Atlantic City        Etess Arena
  Sun 11        Philadelphia, PA     Wachovia Center
  Tue 13        Uncasville, CT       Mohegan Sun
  Wed 14        Manchester, NH       Verizon Wireless Arena
  Thu 15        Hershey, PA          Giant Center
  Sat 17        Albany, NY           Times Union Center
  Sun 18        Mansfield, MA        Comcast Center
  Tue 20        Newark, NJ           Prudential Center
  Fri 23        Washington, DC       Jiffy Lube Live
  Sat 24        Baltimore, MD        1st Mariner Arena
  Sun 25        Charlotte, NC        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  Tue 27        Columbus, OH         Nationwide Arena
  Wed 28        Knoxville, TN        Thompson-Boling Arena
  Thu 29        Virginia Beach, VA   Virginia Beach Amphitheater
  Sat 31        Lexington, KY        Rupp Arena
  Sun 1         Duluth, GA           Arena at Gwinnett Center
  Tue 3         Sunrise, FL          BankAtlantic Center
  Wed 4         Tampa, FL            St. Pete Times Forum
  Sat 7         Houston, TX          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  Sun 8         Tulsa, OK            BOK Center
  Mon 9         Dallas, TX           American Airlines Center
  Thu 12        Phoenix, AZ          US Airways Center
  Fri 13        Los Angeles, CA      Staples Center
  Sat 14        Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
  Mon 16        San Diego, CA        Viejas Arena
  Tue 17        Anaheim, CA          Honda Center
  Wed 18        Sacramento, CA       ARCO Arena
  Fri 20        Seattle, WA          Key Arena
  Sat 21        Portland, OR         Rose Garden
  Mon 23        Denver, CO           Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
  Wed 25        Kansas City, MO      Sprint Center
  Thu 26        Omaha, NB            Qwest Center
  Fri 27        St. Louis, MO        Scottrade Center
  Sun 29        Minneapolis, MN      Target Center
  Mon 30        Chicago, IL          United Center
  Tue 31        Des Moines, IA       Wells Fargo Arena
  Thu 2         Toledo, OH           The Huntington Center
  Fri 3         Cincinnati, OH       Riverbend Music Center
  Sat 4         Indianapolis, IN     Conseco Fieldhouse
  Tue 7         Winnipeg             MTS Centre
  Fri 10        Buffalo, NY          HSBC Arena
  Sat 11        Cleveland, OH        Quicken Loans Arena
  Mon 13        Bridgeport, CT       Arena at Harbor Yard
  Tue 14        Pittsburgh, PA       Consol Energy Center

  About 19 Entertainment

19 Entertainment Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc. , is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. 19 Entertainment represents stars including David and Victoria Beckham, Carrie Underwood, Andy Murray, Daughtry, Annie Lennox, Will Young, Cathy Dennis, The Spice Girls and others. 19 Entertainment is the producer / co-producer of several internationally successful TV formats including “American Idol”, “Little Britain USA” and “So You Think You Can Dance”. 19 Recordings is a major producer of music in North America with over 100 million units sold in the last ten years by stars including Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Kris Allen and others.

About Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show.

In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit

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CONTACT: Chloe Ellers, +1-310-248-6162, [email protected], or Michael
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