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American Idol Live Tour passes up Tampa; July 24 date in Orlando only Florida stop

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american-idol-season-10-top-11.jpgIs it something we said?

This year's American Idols Live tour bypasses the Tampa Bay area completely, scheduling a  July 24 date in Orlando as the only stop in Florida.

This year's schedule of gigs will feature the show's strongest lineup of performers in a while, with the top 11 making the trip (thanks to Casey Abrams' save by the judges on the week they locked down the concert participants).

Perhaps its because there's no local guy in the performer lineup. Or because they didn't even bother holding auditions in Florida for this year's cycle of shows. Or because last year's Tampa tour stop, featuring local native Michael Lynche, only drew about 7,200 people to the St. Pete Times Forum.

Whatever it is, Idol, I'm sure we can work it out.  How will we survive if you keep snubbing us?

Tickets for all the shows go on sale May 13 at 10 a.m.

The full itinerary for the tour follows.



July 6 - West Valley City, Utah - Maverick Center

July 7 -  Everett, Wash. - Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center

July 9 -  Portland, Ore. - Rose Garden

July 11 - Sacramento, Calif. - Power Balance Pavilion

July 12 - Oakland, Calif. - Oracle Arena

July 13 -  San Jose, Calif. - HP Pavilion

July 15 - Los Angeles - NOKIA Theatre, LA Live

July 16 - Ontario, Calif. - Citizens Business Bank Arena

July 17 - US Airways Arena - Phoenix, Ariz.

July 19 - Oklahoma City - Cox Convention Center

July 20 - Grand Prairie, Texas - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

July 21 - Houston, Texas - Reliant Arena

July  22 - New Orleans - Lakefront Arena

July 24 - Orlando - Amway Center

July 26 - Duluth, Ga. - Arena at Gwinnett Center

July 27 - Raleigh, N.C. - RBC Center

July 28 - Charlotte, N.C. - Time Warner Cable Arena

July 30 - Nashville - Bridgestone Arena

Aug. 2 - Kansas City - Sprint Center

Aug. 3 - Minneapolis - Target Center

Aug. 4 - Milwaukee - Bradley Center

Aug. 8 - Rosemont, Ill. - Allstate Arena

Aug. 9 - Columbus - Schottenstein Center

Aug. 10 - Pittsburgh _ Consol Energy Center

Aug. 11 - Baltimore - 1st Mariner Arena

Aug. 13 - Atlantic City - Boardwalk Hall

Aug. 14 - Newark, N.J. - Prudential Center

Aug. 17 - Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Center

Aug. 19 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center

Aug. 20 - Richmond, Va. - Richmond Coliseum

Aug. 21 - Wilkes-Barre, Penn. - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

Aug. 23 -Uniondale, N.Y. - Nassau Coliseum

Aug. 25 - Bridgeport - Webster Bank Arena at HarborYard

Aug. 27 - Providence - Dunkin Donuts Center

Aug. 28 - Albany, N.Y. - Times Union Center

Aug. 31 - Manchester, N.H. - Verizon Wireless Arena

Sept. 1 - Worcester - DCU Center

Sept. 3 - Uncasville - Mohegan Sun Arena

Sept, 6 - Syracuse N.Y. - War Memorial at OnCenter

Sept 7 - Reading, Penn. - Soverign Center

Sept 9 - Toronto - Air Canada Centre

Sept. 10 - Rochester, N.Y. - Blue Cross Arena

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