"American Idol" Tour Launches July 1

News   "American Idol" Tour Launches July 1
 
The "American Idol Live! Tour 2010" kicks off July 1 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI.

The summer tour will play nearly 50 cities before concluding Sept. 16 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, ME.

The tour features this season's winner, Lee DeWyze, as well as the other nine finalists: Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus and Tim Urban.

Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of "American Idol," previously 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."

Among the many "American Idol" finalists and/or winners who have appeared on Broadway are Fantasia (The Color Purple), Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young (recently seen on Broadway in Hair), Tamyra Gray, Constantine Maroulis (on Broadway in Rock of Ages), Frenchie Davis, Clay Aiken and Taylor Hicks (Grease).

For the complete tour itinerary, visit www.americanidol.com.

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