American Idol officially announces it is once again taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, The shows will feature this season’s Top 7 finalists; Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, season 8 American Idol winner, Kris Allen.
The 40+ city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, DC.
Joining the tour on select dates (check em out here) is In Real Life, winner of ABC’s 2017 summer reality competition show Boy Band. In Real Life has released three singles: “Eyes Closed,” their current top 40 hit, “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)” and “How Badly,” marking their first foray into singing in Spanish.
The tour will be produced by Faculty, the company responsible for touring productions of other television shows including Glee, Dancing with the Stars and America’s Got Talent.
UPDATE: Jared Paul from Faculty tells Billboard that the tour won’t follow a competition format, but will feature new material unique to the tour, as well as one-of-a-kind collaborations and duets.
Check out all the cities below. Tickets go on sale to the general public May 11. Check your venue for presales.
For tickets and more information go to AmericanIdolLive.com.
American Idol Live! 2018 Dates
July 11 Redding, CA Redding Civic Auditorium
July 12 Central Point, OR Jackson Co. Fair
July 13 Napa, CA Uptown Theater
July 16 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
July 19 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
July 20 San Antonio, TX The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
July 21 McAllen, TX McAllen Performing Arts Center
July 23 Tucson, AZ Fox Tuscon
July 24 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theater
July 26 San Diego, CA Copley Hall
July 27 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
July 29 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
July 30 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
July 31 Livermore, CA Wente Vineyards
August 1 San Luis Obispo, CA Fremont Theatre
August 3 Thousand Oaks, CA Bank of America Performing Arts Center
August 4 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
August 5 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
August 8 Tulsa, OK Club Brady
August 9 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
August 10 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
August 12 Baltimore, MD The Lyric
August 13 Albany, NY The Palace Theatre
August 14 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
August 16 Westbury, NY The Space at Westbury
August 17 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 18 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 19 Lynn, MA Lynn Auditorium
August 21 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
August 22 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
August 23 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre
August 24 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion
August 27 Salem, OR Oregon State Fair
August 28 Monroe, WA Evergreen State Fair
August 30 Billings, MT Alberta Bair Theater
August 31 Kamas, UT DeJoria Center
September 2 Deadwood, SD Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
September 5 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
September 6 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
September 7 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
September 9 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
September 10 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center
September 12 York, PA York Fair
September 13 Munhall, PA Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
September 14 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie
September 15 New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
September 16 Washington, DC Warner Theater