American Idol tour will visit 39 cities starting in July

The winner of American Idol 5 and the top nine losers will all tour 39 cities together this summer, starting on July 6 in New Hampshire. It goes on to arenas in cities from East Rutherford, New Jersey, to Peoria, Ill. Tickets go on sale May 19, and the tour is once again non-ironically sponsored by Pop Tarts.

There’s no word what type of performances the tour will include, but MTV.com notes that for its “first three years, the tour featured a mix of solo and group numbers, but last year’s show featured each finalist singing at least three songs on his or her own.” Here’s the entire lineup, according to MTV.com:

7/6 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
7/8 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
7/9 – Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
7/11 – Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
7/12 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
7/13 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Arena
7/15 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
7/18 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Wachovia Arena
7/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
7/21 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
7/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
7/23 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
7/25 – Bridgeport, CT @ Arena at Harbor Yard
7/27 – Pittsburgh, PA@ Mellon Arena
7/28 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
7/29 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
7/30 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
8/1 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Bobcats Arena
8/2 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Center
8/3 – Duluth, GA @ Arena at Gwinnett Center
8/5 – Sunrise, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
8/6 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
8/8 – Birmingham, AL @ Birmingham Jefferson Arena
8/10 – Nashville, TN @ Gaylord Entertainment Center
8/11 – Columbus, OH @ Value City Arena
8/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
8/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Savvis Center
8/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
8/16 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
8/18 – Louisville, KY @ Freedom Hall
8/19 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
8/20 – Peoria, IL @ Civic Center Arena
8/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
8/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
8/27 – Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
8/29 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
8/30 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
9/1 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
9/2 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome

Pop Tarts presents American Idols Live Tour 2006
‘American Idol’ Top 10 To Hit 39 Cities On Summer Tour [MTV.com]

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