'American Idol' tour dates for 2012 announced

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american-idol-tour-2012.jpg "American Idol" will kick off its annual summer tour in early July, hitting 45 cities in North America along the way.

The Top 10 contestants from this season will take the stage for the live show, which kicks off July 6 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. It will make its way around the country (and cross the border for one show in Toronto) before heading back to the Midwest to wrap things up: The final show is set for Sept. 11 in Milwaukee.

Ticket information will be announced next week, but here are the dates and venues:

7/6     Detroit, MI         Joe Louis Arena
7/7     Rosemont, IL         Allstate Arena
7/9     Minneapolis, MN     Target Center
7/11     St. Louis, MO         Scottrade Center
7/12     Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center
7/14     Broomfield, CO         1stBank Center
7/16     West Valley City, UT     Maverik Center
7/18     Seattle, WA         Key Arena at Seattle Center
7/19     Portland, OR         Rose Garden
7/21     Sacramento, CA         Power Balance Pavilion
7/22     San Jose, CA         HP Pavilion at San Jose
7/23     Los Angeles, CA     Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
7/25     Ontario, CA         Citizens Business Bank Arena
7/26     San Diego, CA         Valley View Casino Center
7/27     Glendale, AZ         jobing.com Arena
7/29     Dallas, TX         American Airlines Center
7/30     Lafayette, LA         Cajundome
7/31     Jackson, MS         Mississippi Coliseum
8/2     Orlando, FL         Amway Center
8/3     Sunrise, FL         BankAtlantic Center
8/5     Duluth, GA         Arena at Gwinnett Center
8/6     N. Charleston, SC     North Charleston Coliseum
8/8     Washington, DC         Verizon Center
8/9     Baltimore, MD         1st Mariner Center
8/11     Columbus, OH         Schottenstein Center
8/12     Nashville, TN         Bridgestone Arena
8/14     Pittsburgh, PA         Consol Energy Center
8/15     Rochester, NY         Blue Cross Arena
8/16     Toronto, ON         Air Canada Centre
8/18     Manchester, NH         Verizon Wireless Arena
8/19     Worcester, MA         DCU Center
8/21     Philadelphia, PA     Wells Fargo Center
8/22     Uniondale, NY         Nassau Coliseum
8/25     Portland, ME         Cumberland County Civic Center
8/26     Providence, RI         Dunkin Donuts Center
8/28     Newark, NJ         Prudential Center
8/30     Albany, NY         Times Union Center
9/1     Bridgeport, CT         Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
9/2     Uncasville, CT         Mohegan Sun Arena
9/4     Syracuse, NY         War Memorial at OnCenter
9/6     Wilkes Barre, PA     Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
9/7     Atlantic City, NJ     Boardwalk Hall
9/8     Reading, PA         Sovereign Center
9/10     Cincinnati, OH         US Bank Arena
9/11     Milwaukee, WI         Bradley Center
Photo/Video credit: FOX