American Idols Live 2010 List of Reschedules and Cancellations

I’ve been working with a contact at Live Nation to get you guys a DEFINITIVE LIST (at least as far as RIGHT NOW) of ALL the American Idols Live Tour changes and cancellations.

  • Check out the brand-new schedule HERE. American Idol has officially listed the changes HERE.

Here it is:

The following shows have been re-scheduled

Bridgeport CT has moved from Sept 13 to July 9
Pittsburgh PA has moved from Sept 14 to July 21 – This is also a venue change & the show will now be held at First Niagara Pavilion
Des Moines IA has moved from Aug 31 to August 26
Minneapolis MN has moved from Aug 29 to Aug 27
Chicago IL has moved from Aug 30 to Aug 28
Toledo OH has moved from Sept 2 to Aug 29
Cincinnati OH has moved from Sept 3 to Aug 30
Indianapolis IN has moved from Sept 4 to Aug 31

The following shows have been canceled:

Omaha NE Aug 26
Kansas City MO 27
Winnipeg MB Sept 7
Toronto ON Sept 9
Buffalo NY Sept 10
Cleveland OH Sept 11
Portland ME Sept 16

The new 44 show tour schedule will end on August 31 at Indianapolis, IN.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    Wow, that’s a lot of shows in a row near the end of the tour!! Hope their voices will be okay!

  • kadoatie07

    Wow. This is just crazy… Thanks for keeping us all up to date, MJ. Any idea when those of us with canceled shows will be officially notified and when we’ll be able to get our money back? :(

  • jinxx315

    Not to be negative but it seems like this tour has disaster written all over it. :(

  • HappyDaisy

    Hilarious! (not)

    I don’t buy the economic recession arguments or complex musings. I’m in the simple explanation camp:

    1. AI machine makes a series of bad decisions in Season 9.
    2. Loyal AI fans and potential new ones are insulted/disappointed/bored.
    3. Result: What goes around comes around. Fans say “no thank you” to AI’s invitation to attend the tour.

    p.s. AI machine’s arrogance, lack of professionalism, and disrepect of fans continues with the handling of these schedule changes and cancellations.

  • itsalleternal

    The AI machine needs to get lost, and the show needs to be sold to another company.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if more changes are made and the August dates start getting canceled as well.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    6 shows in 6 days at the end of August? Good Lord.

  • http://www.dancin.ca dancin

    sigh now i wont get to see crystal… oh well will await her tour as a solo artist :) power of positive thinking

    as for the cancellations… lilith … aguilera lots of it going around!

  • tinawina

    I actually don’t think that’s so bad. They cancelled a handful of dates and shortened the tour. I mean its not GREAT, but it could have been lot worse. If this holds, I can live with that.

  • Kirsten

    Des Moines IA has moved from Aug 31 to August 26
    Minneapolis MN has moved from Aug 29 to Aug 27
    Chicago IL has moved from Aug 30 to Aug 28
    Toledo OH has moved from Sept 2 to Aug 29
    Cincinnati OH has moved from Sept 3 to Aug 30
    Indianapolis IN has moved from Sept 4 to Aug 31

    That is brutal. Add in that they have a concert on August 25th in St. Louis and that’s 7 days without a break.

    Seriously, would it have killed them to leave Toledo where it was and finished the tour 2 days later? Or left Chicago and Cincinatti where they were. That would have given them a tiny bit of a break and been more considerate to the concert goers who have made arrangements to attend on the nights they bought tickets for.

    I bet there is some clause that they have to pay somebody more for something if the tour spills over into September.

    A little disrespectful to the fans and Idols. No? [Shakes fist at 19Alphabet]One day you will rue the way you kept taking the fans for granted and kept treating us like crap!

    BTW I find it interesting the dribs and drabs of how this information is being released. USA Today announces one cancellation. Lee tweets a concert date change. AI Now announces another. Maybe they think if the information isn’t all announced at once, it won’t be such a big story.

    Oh well, it gives Lee and Crystal two more weeks to work on their albums. Maybe Crystal can move her release date up to November. Hmmm…maybe they’ve been planning this for a while and that’s why Lee had such an early release date. Evil 19Alphabet!

  • HotHotHot

    Ouch! That’s 6 days in a row at the end. Bet there may be a few more shows cancelled before this is all over. The problem is that people may be afraid to buy tickets now.

  • Cari

    tinawina:
    07/06/2010 at 1:38 pm
    I actually don’t think that’s so bad. They cancelled a handful of dates and shortened the tour. I mean its not GREAT, but it could have been lot worse. If this holds, I can live with that.

    I feel the exact same way. I’m sorry for the people whose shows were canceled, but 7 shows really isn’t too bad at all.

  • jumpstart

    Very sad, but not at all unexpected. TPTB better do something next season to reverse this trend or AI will be history.

  • Cynthia101

    Ouch! I feel bad for these Idol kids. Especially if they’re getting paid per concert. I had no intention of going to this year’s tour, but it still sucks for the Idols and the fans who were planning to go to one of the moved/cancelled dates. Hopefully the cancellations will end here. Besides money, I can’t imagine that this news is doing much for the idols’ morale. Live Nation and 19 should have known better based on the ratings and buzz for this season than to overbook in the first place. Just ugh.

  • soverymel

    That’s a brutal final week. Unless they are figuring right now that 1, maybe 2 of that weeklong stretch of concerts at the end will be eventually be cancelled, they just don’t know which ones at this point.

  • St.Lucia

    Looks like they did what I thought…end the tour in August. They rescheduled a lot more than they canceled. I’m not sure if there will be more cancellations but as of right now it doesn’t seem AS bad. It’s still sad that this lackluster of a season had to be the first to experience tour cancellations, but it is what it is.

    Looks like Indianapolis in my good ole’ state is last…after one hellish week of cramming every show possible into it. Wow.

    They might be glad it is over at the end of August the way they crammed those shows.

  • packgirl

    I totally believe it’s the economy!!.. We have a group of girls who do everything together out of 12 of us only 4 can afford to go to Chicago concert!.. We all love idol!!.. Luckily I can afford to go, and am taking my daughter to the Des moines concert also!.. Rescheduling sucks, but will work out!!
    I can’t wait to see them live!!

  • Mary102

    I don’t buy the economic recession arguments or complex musings. I’m in the simple explanation camp:

    1. AI machine makes a series of bad decisions in Season 9.
    2. Loyal AI fans and potential new ones are insulted/disappointed/bored.
    3. Result: What goes around comes around. Fans say “no thank you” to AI’s invitation to attend the tour.

    p.s. AI machine’s arrogance, lack of professionalism, and disrepect of fans continues with the handling of these schedule changes and cancellations.


    HappyDaisy:
    Perfect summary of my thoughts as well. The blatant manipulation and miss-management of this season really blew up in their faces. Too bad the kids have to suffer for it, but TPTB really deserve to get bitten in the butt for it.

  • cookcricket

    I hope these are the end of the changes. All of the Sept. dates are gone, right? So hopefully this is the end of it.

    I feel bad for their tight schedule though at the end of August. Hopefully though, this will help with getting the recordings done w/ a little more breathing room.

  • Mtlfan

    the 2-3 days apart rescheduling for a bunch of shows is really stupid!! Are they making thousands of people change their schedule so they avoid paying the tour costs for an idle 3-4 days?
    if so they are misers and disrespectful

  • HotHotHot

    I bet 1 or 2 of those last 7 days get cancelled. They probably just didn’t want to do it all at once.

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  • HR

    Depending on the contracts they have even if the Idol tour only had a few dates in September they might be obligated to pay expenses for an entire month. It’s no different then some union contracts that require payment for an entire hour even if the employed person under contract only stayed 5 minutes of overtime.

  • BestAI

    It looks like they are still booked into large venues – mostly arenas.

  • http://myspace.com hgzaj

    That’s really sad lol. That’s almost 3 weeks of touring and treatment the Idols will miss out on this year. (at the end, that is)

    sad… guess voters should start doing a better job.
    poor siobhan.. she’s too good for this :P !

  • janerazor

    Wow, I was expecting ticket sales to be maybe a bit below AI6…but pulling the plug on 7 shows? Ouchie mama, that’s not promising. I wasn’t very invested this season, yet I was still thinking I would nab a single ticket the last week or so before the concert date here in Minneapolis. Now, who knows if the concert will even happen? I looked on ticketmaster, and today you can still get a single seat 12th row on the floor. The first below-face-value pair of tickets (row 4 on the floor) just showed up on eBay too. That does not bode well for overall sales, I’m afraid.

    I feel bad for the singers…I really think TPTB just micromanaged AI to death and strangled all the fun out of watching these kids perform and grow.

  • OvenMitt

    I feel bad for the singers…I really think TPTB just micromanaged AI to death and strangled all the fun out of watching these kids perform and grow.

    WORD. Agendas, agendas, agendas! And in the end, it worked to the advantage of nobody, and to the detriment of EVERYbody.

  • lorismile

    The following shows have been canceled:

    Portland ME Sept 16

    Well MJ, that’s one New England date that got cancelled. You said you’d be shocked if that happened.

  • lorismile

    poor siobhan.. she’s too good for this

    No she’s not – IMO

  • lrt

    Well, I was going to attend the Portland, Maine, show, as it was the closest one to me. I was looking forward to seeing Siobhan, Casey, and Crystal. No AI concert for me now.

  • larc

    That’s a brutal final week. Unless they are figuring right now that 1, maybe 2 of that weeklong stretch of concerts at the end will be eventually be cancelled, they just don’t know which ones at this point.

    The only good thing about it is travel distances get progressively shorter in the last three days. It’s only about 110 miles from Cincinnati to Indianapolis.

  • stelladallas

    Regarding the brutal final week: I wish I could sing a few songs six days in a row and get paid well for it.

  • Nina1

    Regarding the brutal final week: I wish I could sing a few songs six days in a row and get paid well for it.

    Me, too, but I suspect either my voice would give out or I would get sick. That is not a smart schedule at all.

  • Truthiness

    Well that is in line with what Siobhan originally said about 7-8 shows being cancelled, 7 as the case turned out to be.

    And not surprising at all, and probably the best thing. Though it sucks for people who wanted to go to those cancelled shows, and the kids for making less cash.

  • Chicagolaw

    I don’t think any of this is suprising. People were predicting potential tour trouble back in March.

    I also don’t think the schedule at the end is going to hurt anyone—they are all doing abbreviated sets—some only singing 3 or 4 songs. Singers in musicals do this all the time. And I guess it is good practice for Lee and Crystal. Kris Allen seems to have a show somewhere nearly every night.

  • lorismile

    Me, too, but I suspect either my voice would give out or I would get sick. That is not a smart schedule at all.

    Sorry, but if they can’t handle this “brutal” schedule, singing a few songs then they are in for a rude awakening when they hit real life. The majority of them sing 3 songs or less.

    Or what Chicagolaw said. :-)

  • poster

    I think we’re all upset for the Idols, but truthfully, isn’t this a trend with a lot of tours? Several big name tours have been canceling shows. I personally think we live in an age where people can see everything they want to see on the Internet. The Idol tour is only 4 shows in, and already I can U-Tube every performance, many of them in several different venues. CD sales are down because people can buy the tunes they like on I-Tunes. Video stores are hurting because people can see their movies on the internet. The post office is hurting because people send email instead of “snail mail.” This might just be another trend of the world we live in.

  • LukkiStar

    *pouts about the Buffalo show that I already bought tickets to getting canceled* Yeah, I know I’ll get my money back, but it’s always a big hassle to deal with refunds for concert.
    More than my personal woes, I feel bad for the Idols having several shows with no break, and for probably losing money/opportunity from the tour being shortened.

  • St.Lucia

    I think we’re all upset for the Idols, but truthfully, isn’t this a trend with a lot of tours? Several big name tours have been canceling shows. I personally think we live in an age where people can see everything they want to see on the Internet. The Idol tour is only 4 shows in, and already I can U-Tube every performance, many of them in several different venues. CD sales are down because people can buy the tunes they like on I-Tunes. Video stores are hurting because people can see their movies on the internet. The post office is hurting because people send email instead of “snail mail.” This might just be another trend of the world we live in.

    Maybe some places, but not any tours around here. I’m going to Tom Petty this weekend and I can guarantee it will be sold out or as close to sold out. Jack Johnson, John Mayer, and probably the Jonas Brothers won’t have any difficulty selling out/having a huge crowed at Verizon Wireless. And while yes, we can get things on the internet…there is NOTHING like a live show!

    Good artists(or the teens for the JB) are going to fill up seats because they’re good. I wouldn’t miss this Tom Petty concert for anything and I can’t wait to go! I’m still standing by the fact that the lack of a spark these contestants seem to have with the public is what is resulting in the low ticket sales, cancellations and reschedulings.

    When it comes right down to it, a lot of people will pay to see fantastic artists.. a youtube video doesn’t do them any justice…American Idols live..a youtube video might be enough.

    Besides, for me, I don’t care for concerts where I’m supposed to SIT the majority of it. To me that’s the marking of a not so good show. Both Idol shows I attended people were in their seats for the majority of it until the top 3.

  • larc

    I personally think we live in an age where people can see everything they want to see on the Internet. The Idol tour is only 4 shows in, and already I can U-Tube every performance, many of them in several different venues.

    Not everybody is satisfied with substandard audio and video quality on a clip made with somebody’s cell phone. If I had any interest in going to see this year’s crop of Idols, nothing that inferior would deter me for even a second. Videos done by professionals using high-quality equipment might, but certainly nothing less.

  • Eriko

    ” I personally think we live in an age where people can see everything they want to see on the Internet. The Idol tour is only 4 shows in, and already I can U-Tube every performance, many of them in several different venues.

    Not everybody is satisfied with substandard audio and video quality on a clip made with somebody’s cell phone. If I had any interest in going to see this year’s crop of Idols, nothing that inferior would deter me for even a second. Videos done by professionals using high-quality equipment might, but certainly nothing less.

    You-tube as a substitute for a Live Concert! If that satisfies anyone, then….I have concert videos in hi-res recorded in DTS or Dolby played on a big screen and audio system with 7 speakers worth close to $10.000 and still I wouldn´t compare that to actually being where the recording took place. The difference is much larger than watching a special effect action movie in a theater vs on You-Tube

  • gangreen29

    Maybe some places, but not any tours around here. I’m going to Tom Petty this weekend and I can guarantee it will be sold out or as close to sold out. Jack Johnson, John Mayer, and probably the Jonas Brothers

    Wrong, the Jonas Brothers have canceled several dates in the U.S. because of poor ticket sales. Lilith Fair has canceled dates, Christina Aguilera has canceled dates, Rihanna has canceled dates, the always sell out Eagles have canceled dates. Many tours are struggling, but people seem to still want to insist that it is just a problem with the idol tour. After all the nastiness from people who weren’t fans this season and with what has happened with other tours this summer 7 canceled shows is not that bad.

  • tigervixxxen

    Today Live Nation is promoting 2 for 1 tickets for Kings of Leon at select shows. This problem is hitting many acts big and small.

  • TopCatDC

    This is just the free market at work. The recession adds pressure, sure, people will be more selective in shelling out money. But a lot of musical acts are doing very well and charging big $$$. So far this year tour grosses are up over last year, though ticket sales are slightly down.

    Acts doing capacity business include Lady Gaga, James Taylor / Carole King, Justin Beiber, Paul McCartney, and U2. Acts that are hurting are Christina Aguilera, the Eagles, Lilith Fair, Limp Bizkit and the Jonas Brothers.

    There are all sorts of factors at work here including high ticket prices, astronomical service fees, and artists “over-touring” when they don’t really have any new material. Low CD sales have forced a lot of musicians out on the road to make money, and it’s just too much supply and not enough demand.

    People seem to be willing to shell out the bucks for a big Lady Gaga or Paul McCartney event, and forgo the much less essential AI Tour.

  • certain1

    So basically the tour and the AI contracts end at the time.

  • St.Lucia

    Wrong, the Jonas Brothers have canceled several dates in the U.S. because of poor ticket sales. Lilith Fair has canceled dates, Christina Aguilera has canceled dates, Rihanna has canceled dates, the always sell out Eagles have canceled dates. Many tours are struggling, but people seem to still want to insist that it is just a problem with the idol tour. After all the nastiness from people who weren’t fans this season and with what has happened with other tours this summer 7 canceled shows is not that bad.

    I’m aware that Lilith and Jonas have canceled dates, but I said AROUND HERE. And Limp Bizkit canceled in my area(but really? Limp Bizkit they expected to sell out an amphitheater? I haven’t hard of them since like 2000). There are also some shows in my area that have canceled, but a lot aren’t. My point being a good artist is going to bring in a pretty good crowd still regardless. Yes, some of the bigger tours are being canceled in some areas but are still having sizable crowds at the concerts that are still being held. Lady Gaga’s tickets(for the good seats) are $174.00(without all the extra charges) and I can guarantee those will be the first ones sold out.

    That’s what I think it is going to boil down to; which concert do you want to go to more? If we are going to have to make choices I’d rather save my money and see a performance of a Tom Petty like caliber instead of sitting my bottom in a chair through mediocre karaoke performances of an AI concert.

  • kcostell

    Am I misremembering things, or was Portland (and Toronto as well) not added to the tour until the end of May?

    Hard enough to fill the arena as is, but if you’re not getting any presales during the season when there’s the biggest buzz, that must make it almost impossible.

  • karenc

    It does at least in part come down to people not being as interested in the contestants this year. I realize it is the economy in part, and that other concerts are having problems.

    The difference with the AI tour is that people wanting to see the concert does depend on if you have a favorite contestant or contestants you really want to see, because the lineup changes every year. It’s not really the same that if someone wants to see an individual performer.

    If someone is choosing not to go because they don’t really want to see anyone on the tour, but would have gone if their favorite was on the tour, then the reason they are not going is not being interested in the contestants, and not necessarily the economy. If someone wants to go but can’t afford it, then it is the economy.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

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  • jms

    Sure part of the problem is the economy. But when people want to see a show bad enough, they find the money…especially with the discounted AI tickets. The cancellations despite the very inexpensive seats tell me that people just don’t care to go. And that’s because Season 9 as a whole sucked. Very few people are/were in any way interested in seeing more than one idol. And who wants to sit through 9 others just to get one you kind of liked? None of the S9 idols have a strong stage presence. The tour will hopefully teach them more (although I doubt it as I think they all think they know everything already).

  • Grammie Kari

    Having seen the concert already, I do have concerns for that brutal week. Lee, Crystal, and Siobhan really tear into their songs and I fear vocal demands could cause trouble for them.

    poor siobhan.. she’s too good for this.

    I agree in that her performance is worthy of a concert tour. However, I also feel bad for Crystal. Well, in the end ALL of the Idols will pay for this total mismanagement. Smaller venues would have helped.

  • mozart4898

    All I really can say is that I’m just hoping that considering the Toledo concert is Crystal’s hometown one, they won’t cancel that now later in the summer. I wouldn’t think they would, BUT if by some chance in the next couple weeks the whole rest of the tour would get axed (as a few people have said they wouldn’t be surprised to see)…

    I still can’t get over comments from some people though saying that “they don’t buy that the economy is the cause” or that “if it’s something someone really wants to go to, they’ll scrape together the money for it.” There ARE a lot of people out there who can’t just scrape together that money. Those of you going to concerts of any type obviously aren’t those sorts, but trust me, there are plenty of them out there. If I wasn’t living where I am now (at home again after getting a divorce a few years ago…and having lost MY OWN job a couple months ago mostly because business had dried up – I work as a chef), I would possibly be living out of a car or something at this point. I would still be just as interested in Crystal but I just wouldn’t have the money, and millions of others don’t either. $10 even is a luxury that someone who is unemployed or working part time trying to support a family can’t afford at all in many cases. And in much of the country, it’s NOT better than it was last summer. That’s what the media might lead you to believe, and maybe that’s the case on the East and West coasts where it seems that a lot of people only care about, but it’s not the case in much of the rest of the country. Unemployment only dropped because of temporary census jobs and because people who had been receiving it forever dropped off the rolls and aren’t counted any more. If you’ve still got a good job, maybe you’ve cut back on a few things, but consider yourself lucky. It’s not that great for a lot of people. As others have said, a good many acts are having a lot of trouble selling…whether or not the contestants this year were incredible, I don’t think the tour would have set records. And then on top of that, a lot of the media coverage (especially, I have to say, after Lee won) has been about how bad the season was overall. This season was different than the others, but not bad. I saw personality in most of the people really, and I also was interested in several of them each week to see what they’d do. What this season wasn’t, was full of OTT entertainers or huge outgoing personalities. That’s fine with me – I don’t need either. Plus, the idea’s getting old after 9 seasons now and after a lot of people thinking Adam should have won over Kris, and again a lot of people thinking Crystal should have won over Lee, a lot of people are more or less over Idol itself. Not to say they may not support individual artists that may come out of it, but I think the show is now headed totally down the tubes, and really not much of anything can save it. A few others have alluded to this tour as something of a perfect storm…and I agree.

    Or, to just say it again, as I think someone once said…”it’s the economy, stupid.” Not 100% that, but I still think it’s the biggest problem, and I think the actual performers themselves are only a small portion of the sum total of reasons why it’s going this way.

  • Grammie Kari

    Again, another good post mozart! I hadn’t thought about the Gulf coast states, but now the oil slicks are showing up in Florida and Texas. In some parts of the states, tourism is non-existent. For some, a ticket to a concert is a luxury item.

    What the Idols have put together is a GOOD concert; some performances stronger than others. I just feel so bad that this is happening to such a nice bunch of talented artists.

  • offside

    What mozart said in her/his post is absolutely true.
    Another contributing factor could be that folks are content to just try and save their very hard-earned cash for when their particular favourite releases their record, so they can support them by purchasing a copy, and, if they are lucky enough, attend one of their concerts when it comes time for them to tour.

  • Jehan Julio

    wow, that is a really good comment Mozart, i feel like the same way. I really enjoy this season , a lot. And from i’ve heard, the concert its really great, and everyone is amazing live. You really made a good point with you comment and is good to hear that someone think that way.

  • NOLA

    It’s the economy, stupid!

    Mozart, great post!

  • reinharv

    When I go to a concert I really want to go to, usually the good tickets are sold old so I land up going to stubhub or something like that to get good floor tickets. There is no sense going to a concert and sitting somewhere in the nose bleed section. These better tickets usually go for $150+. I’ve paid that but usually I have to spring for another ticket to drag someone else to go with me. So I usually spend at least $300.00 or more. I was not invested in this season and I wouldn’t go to any concert, that is if it’s locally. A lot of fans will fly or drive out of town to these going to multiple shows but since this wasn’t a great season overall most A.I. fanatics would have probably gone to only one show. There’s hotel and food expenses added to that also. That’s a domino effect and hence these venues aren’t selling out. It’s not surprising to me at all that they have decided to cancel some of the later shows in late August and September. School is back in session and the tour has played itself out. Maybe with the fewer dates, they are hoping that some of the other venues would benefit from it. It hurts the contestants though but the promoters don’t care.