American Idol Live Tour 2013 Kicks Off in St Louis June 29

The American Idol Live Tour 2013 kicks off in St. Louis on June 29. The 40 city tour ends in Nashville, TV on August 31.

Both 2012 and 2011 tours had 45 dates.

ETA: The tour is coming to the Agganis Arena in Boston for the first time. Probably to accommodate homegirl, Angie Miller. The tour is skipping Worcester all together this year. Hm. Correction: The tour played Boston Garden in Season 8.

Tickets go on Sale May 3. Presale begins May 1.

The AMERICAN IDOL Live! Tour 2013 dates have been released! Now you can plan to see Amber, Angie, Burnell, Candice, Curtis, Devin, Janelle, Kree, Lazaro, Paul and Fan Pick Aubrey live in concert! Are the Idols coming to a city near you? Check out the tour dates below to find out.

While you wait for your chance to get tickets see what the finalists are most looking forward to about the 2013 tour in our Tour Talk videos.

June 29 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
June 30 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 2 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
July 5 Detroit, IL Joe Louis Arena
July 6 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
July 8 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
July 10 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
July 12 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 13 Ontario, CA Citizens Business BankArena
July 14 Oakland, CA The Oracle Arena
July 19 Kent, WA ShoWare Center
July 20 Portland, OR Rose Garden
July 22 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena
July 23 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
July 24 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
July 27 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 28 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
July 30 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
August 1 Orlando, FL Amway Center
August 2 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
August 4 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
August 5 N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
August 6 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
August 8 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
August 9 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
August 12 Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center
August 14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
August 15 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 16 Atlantic City, NJ Arena at Trump Taj Mahal
August 17 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
August 19 Boston, MA Agganis Arena at Boston Univ.
August 20 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
August 21 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
August 23 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena
August 24 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
August 25 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
August 27 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
August 29 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
August 30 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
August 31 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

Follow Me!

mj santilli

Founder/Editor at
Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted.I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!
Follow Me!

  • LeahKittyS

    Yay! Both the Manchester and Boston dates are before I go back to school! I told myself last year was the final tour I’d see, but now I really want to go and see my home-state girl, Angie!

  • Jason Gorny

    AH! They are coming to Chaifetz Arena which is my school’s arena (Saint Louis University) I think I may have to go to this one!

  • tierbee

    Patriot Center this year? Since I can walk there, maybe I should finally get off my butt and go to an Idol tour concert lol.

  • julesb2183

    No SLC :'(

  • mjsbigblog

    Oh. I may actually have my years mixed up. Hm…

  • Landon Cox

    Hmm, not going to the Verizon Center this year here in DC…someone is expecting lower ticket sales

  • Nicole Overstreet

    Of course the year my mom says I can go, they are not coming to Philly. This is like the first year that I know of they aren’t coming here. So some how I am gonna have to try to talk my mom going to either Atlantic City or Reading.

  • Sassycatz

    Hmm, I thought, seeing as this is at George Mason Univ., it might be convenient to public transportation, but not so much. Oh well. Couldn’t book the Verizon in DC this year?

  • Nicole Overstreet

    I also just realized the tour us starting a week early this year. It usually starts a few days after 4th of July and ends around the first week of September.

  • Larc

    Looks as if most of the Idols on the tour except Lazaro and Paul will have concerts in or fairly near their hometowns.

    Amber Holcomb – Shepherd, TX > Houston 58 miles
    Angie Miller – Beverly, MA > Boston 25 miles
    Aubrey Cleland – West Linn, OR > Portland 20 miles
    Burnell Taylor – New Orleans, LA
    Candice Glover – St. Helena Island, SC > North Charleston 79 miles
    Curtis Finch, Jr. – St. Louis, MO
    Devin Velez – Chicago, IL > Rosemont 18 miles
    Janelle Arthur – Oliver Springs, TN > Knoxville 30 miles
    Kree Harrison – Nashville, TN
    Lazaro Arbos – Naples, FL > Miami 126 miles
    Paul Jolley – Palmersville, TN > Nashville 129 miles

  • CB40

    I’d be shocked if anyone goes this year.

  • standtotheright

    40 dates. Hopefully that means that they have more time to work on their albums. I’ve generally felt that the tours ran way too long.

  • blackberryharvest

    I am going with my family! I am sure it will be amazing!

  • blackberryharvest

    I’m kind of confused on which is Kree’s hometown-the one in Texas, or Nashville?

  • yoshirox10

    Does anyone know where I have to sign up to get the pre-sale password?

  • Larc

    Idol officially shows Kree’s hometown as Nashville, but she was raised in Woodland, TX. Woodland is 114 miles from Reliant Arena in Houston

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Cool! I hope that you and your family have a great time!

  • Landon Cox

    Last year there were a lot of open seats at the Verizon center

  • Garrett Clayman

    Wow they downsized big time this year. As someone who lives in Philly there are no stops at all which is a bummer, and usually they do Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the big venue, this year they are doing a really small casino. Bummer

  • Laura Corn

    With 6 girls and 5 boys (none if who I would pay to see) it will be an almost all girl concert. At least a girl or two will play a guitar. If sales dissapoint thats one more thing that can be blamed on producer manilupation.

  • Wfish88

    An idea to help sales/ buss for the IDOL Tour: Have past alumni open for dates in their hometown.

  • Valarie

    Idol really does hate the South, now.

  • jms

    Well. Now I regret not going last year.

    There’s always a tour stop in Sacramento, and I was getting so excited to go to the tour this season to make up for last season. Then I saw who would be going on tour and I wouldn’t pay to see any of these people… in part because I’m broke :P.

    But, if S9’s concert was enjoyable, this season’s probably will be.

  • Valarie

    It will be interesting to see if moms and daughters arrive at noon to see the busses arrive. I am betting not. Any cute crush-índucing guys were early cuts this season.

  • Li Wright

    I wish them luck. They’re competing against Bruno Mars & Beyonce, Fleetwood Mac on the road – in July.

  • Li Wright

    I think they will have a good not great tour….maybe not a lot of sellouts.

  • LA944

    Not coming to Baltimore either. Usually they hit both DC and Balto,

  • Sparkles

    No Milwaukee date which is okay by me because I was planning on skipping this year’s tour.

  • Larc

    40 tour concerts is really cutting back. That’s 4 less than the disastrous S9 summer tour after they canceled some. There were 45 last year and 49 in S10. S8 had 52.

  • merkureye

    As I recall, nobody in Philly supported last year’s AI Tour stop. It was only half full I think. If a community doesn’t support an act, its off the rotation. It’s just that simple.

  • merkureye

    Again, DC didn’t show-up last year. Buh-bye DC.

  • Peter Hewitt

    Who would pay to see this?… if only they could send the top 5 on tour and that way we get to hear like 4 or 5 songs from each of them… oh well, enjoy it (whoever ends up going)

  • Jenny Williams

    boooo. was looking forward to your recrap

  • sjames08

    i miss season 8. best season ever!

  • g122y


  • Incipit

    40 shows may be 4 less than S9 – but it’s a really far cry from the high point of shows on the Idol Tour – which was 60. You can see the arc from S5 to S8 – with 44 shows for the seasons on either side:

    Season 12 Tour – 40 Dates

    Season 11 Tour – 45 Dates

    Season 10 Tour – 45 Dates

    Season 9 Tour – 44 Dates

    Season 8 Tour – 52 Dates

    Season 7 Tour – 53 Dates

    Season 6 Tour – 59 Dates

    Season 5 Tour – 60 Dates

    Season 4 Tour – 44 Dates

    Season 3 Tour – 52 Dates

    Season 2 Tour – 41 Dates

    Season 1 Tour – 30 Dates

    But these are facts without context – there are a lot of different factors for the rise and fall in numbers of dates booked. Cancellations and additions, etc are not reflected by the list, and the story of this year’s tour is not yet written…ie. the original story of Season 5 would be 39 Dates planned, and 21 dates added due to demand. (Idol’s reactive policies in action) Which is an extreme example – and in another time and a better economy – but still – We Don’t Know Yet.


  • ladymctech

    It looks like they are skipping some of the bigger cities with larger venues, like Philadelphia.Hmm but interesting, they have added Trenton, NJ, which has a smaller arena, and is only about 25 minutes from me. Maybe I’ll break down and pay them a visit!

  • LeahKittyS

    I’m still paying to see it. They always sound better live, without judges and competition. Heck, maybe the cast will even get along better with Lazaro now that he’s not posing a threat to their standing. Even Season 9’s cast put on an enjoyable show.

  • Cory Patrick

    They came to Hershey a few times (maybe once, maybe twice?) but not this year. I wasn’t going anyway mainly because I couldn’t sit through Lazaro solo and DEFINITELY not in group numbers.

  • AlesheaDominique

    Kree is from Woodville Tx. It is in Tyler County. That’s In East Texas.

  • KelseyW

    That’s still a more gender balanced group than AI8’s. Which had seven guys and three girls in the Top 10…