American Idol 6 tour will visit 56 cities

This summer, the American Idol 6 finalists–including Sanjaya!–will visit 56 venues as part of their summer tour. That’s 17 more stops than last year.

The tour begins July 6 in Sunrise, Fla., and it concludes Sept. 22 in Manchester, NH. A ticket pre-sale will be held May 15 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to the tour’s web site. Regular ticket sales begin May 19 at 10 a.m. for most venues.

Here are the current tour dates, cities, and venues:

July 6 – Sunrise, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
July 7 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
July 8 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Vet. Mem. Arena
July 10 – Greenville, SC @ BiLo Center
July 11 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Arena
July 12 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
July 13 – N. Little Rock, AR @ ALLTEL Arena
July 15 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 16 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
July 18 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
July 19 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
July 20 – Fresno, CA @ SaveMart Center
July 22 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
July 24 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 25 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
July 27 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
July 28 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
July 30 – Nampa, ID @ The Idaho Center
July 31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
Aug. 3 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
Aug. 4 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
Aug. 7 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
Aug. 8 – Moline, IL @ MARK of the Quad Cities
Aug. 9 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Aug. 11 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Aug. 12 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace at Auburn Hills
Aug. 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
Aug. 14 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug. 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana State Fair
Aug. 17 – Louisville, KY @ Kentucky State Fair
Aug. 18 – Sedalia, MO @ Missouri State Fair
Aug. 19 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair
Aug. 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
Aug. 23 – Rochester, NY @ BlueCross Arena
Aug. 24 – Long Island, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Aug. 27 – Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
Aug. 28 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
Aug. 30 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
Sept. 1 – Allentown, PA @ Allentown Fair
Sept. 2 – Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fair
Sept. 4 – Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
Sept. 5 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Sept. 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
Sept. 8 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
Sept. 9 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Sept. 11 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
Sept. 12 – Duluth, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Sept. 13 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
Sept. 15 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Sept. 16 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
Sept. 18 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
Sept. 19 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
Sept. 20 – Bridgeport, CT @ Arena at Harbor Yard
Sept. 22 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena

American Idols Live Tour ’07 Info Here [FOX]

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