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