Idol Tour Dates Announced

The Summer Poptarts tour has just been announced.   Me?   I love the big ole’ cheesy summer Idols tour.   I go to as many concerts as I can, and I although I realize it’s quite pathetic, it’s also really really fun.  According to Ian Pirie, head of 19 Recordings US,

“What struck us about this year’s group was the depth of the talent, and we think they’ll each pull in their own fan base, ” says Iain Pirie, head of 19 Recordings U.S., which organizes the tour.

“As opposed to hearing duets and trios sing, this year it’ll be more about the individuals. We’ll give them the space and freedom to do their own set. Think of it as coming to see 10 mini-concerts.”

It appears they are going back to the Season 4 and 5 format, highlighting individual rather than group performances, rather than like Season 6 which was like one long pointy pose.   Personally, I love the group numbers, I hope they don’t completely give that up in this summer’s format.

The 49-date tour begins in Glendale, AZ on July 1st, makes it’s way East, South and then winds up in Tulsa, OK on September 13.   Of course, there is always the possibility that more dates will be added later.

Check to see if the tour is coming to your city….After the jump…

Source: USA Today

July 1 Glendale, Ariz.
July 2 San Diego
July 3 Fresno
July 5 Las Vegas
July 7 Los Angeles
July 8 San Jose, Calif.
July 9 Sacramento
July 11 Portland, Ore.
July 12 Tacoma, Wash.
July 14 West Valley City, Utah
July 18 St. Louis
July 19 Rosemont, Ill.
July 20 Columbus, Ohio
July 22 Indianapolis
July 23 Cincinnati
July 24 Detroit
July 26 Toronto
July 27 Rochester, N.Y.
July 29 Pittsburgh
July 30 Newark
Aug. 2 Atlantic City
Aug. 4 Long Island, N.Y.
Aug. 6 Albany, N.Y.
Aug. 8 Hartford, Conn.
Aug. 9 Worcester, Mass.
Aug. 10 Manchester, N.H.
Aug. 12 Baltimore
Aug. 13 Philadelphia
Aug. 14 Washington, D.C.
Aug. 16 Lexington, Ky.
Aug. 17 Charlotte
Aug. 18 Duluth, Ga.
Aug. 20 Sunrise, Fla.
Aug. 21 Tampa
Aug. 24 Houston
Aug. 25 Dallas
Aug. 26 Bossier City, La.
Aug. 28 Oklahoma City
Aug. 29 Kansas City, Mo.
Aug. 31 Minneapolis
Sept. 2 Green Bay, Wis.
Sept. 3 Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sept. 4 Cleveland
Sept. 6 Bridgeport, Conn.
Sept. 7 Providence
Sept. 8 Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Sept. 10 Fort Wayne, Ind.
Sept. 11 Evansville, Ind.
Sept. 13 Tulsa

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