American Idol 9 tour dates, cities announced

The American Idol 9 tour featuring the show’s top 10 finalists will begin July 1 with tickets on sale starting May 14.

The show’s web site now has a list of the 49 cities it will visit (one less than last year) from July to mid-September.

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