'American Idol' tour kicks off in July

american-idol-top-10-320.jpgRegardless of what happens between now and the May 26 finale, the six remaining "American Idol" contestants know what they'll be doing for most of the summer.

The show has announced tour dates for the 2010 "American Idols LIVE!" tour. The tour, which as usual will feature the top 10 contestants from this season, will begin at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich., on July 1 and make its way to 49 cities before wrapping up in Pittsburgh on Sept. 14.

Tickets for two of the shows -- in Omaha, Neb., on Aug. 26 and Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 2 -- go on sale May 14. The rest go on sale May 15. More information is at AmericanIdol.com.

The full list of tour dates:

July 1: Auburn Hills, Mich./Palace of Auburn Hills
July 2: Milwaukee/Summerfest
July 3: Grand Rapids, Mich./Van Andel Arena
July 5: Hamilton, Ont./Copps Coliseum
July 7: Wantagh, N.Y./Nikon at Jones Beach
July 10: Atlantic City, N.J./Mark G. Etess Arena
July 11: Philadelphia/Wachovia Center
July 13: Uncasville, Conn./Mohegan Sun Arena
July 14: Manchester, N.H./Verizon Wireless Arena
July 15: Hershey, Pa./Giant Center
July 17: Albany, N.Y./Times Union Center
July 18: Mansfield, Mass./Comcast Center
July 20: Newark, N.J./Prudential Center
July 23: Washington, D.C./Jiffy Lube Live
July 24: Baltimore/1st Mariner Arena
July 25: Charlotte/Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 27: Columbus, Ohio/Nationwide Arena
July 28: Knoxville, Tenn./Thompson-Boling Arena
July 29: Virginia Beach, Va./Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 31: Lexington, Ky./Rupp Arena
Aug. 1: Duluth, Ga./Arena at Gwinnett Center
Aug. 3: Sunrise, Fla./BankAtlantic Center
Aug. 4: Tampa/St. Pete Times Forum
Aug. 7: Houston/Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 8: Tulsa, Okla./BOK Center
Aug. 9: Dallas/American Airlines Center
Aug. 12: Phoenix/US Airways Center
Aug. 13: Los Angeles/Staples Center
Aug. 14: Mountain View, Calif./Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Aug. 16: San Diego/Viejas Arena
Aug. 17: Anaheim, Calif./Honda Center
Aug. 18: Sacramento, Calif./ARCO Arena
Aug. 20: Seattle/Key Arena
Aug. 21: Portland, Ore./Rose Garden
Aug. 23: Denver/Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Aug. 25: Kansas City, Mo./Sprint Center
Aug. 26: Omaha, Neb./Qwest Center
Aug. 27: St. Louis/Scottrade Center
Aug. 29: Minneapolis/Target Center
Aug. 30: Chicago/United Center
Aug. 31: Des Moines, Iowa/Wells Fargo Arena
Sept. 2: Toledo, Ohio/The Huntington Center
Sept. 3: Cincinnati/Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 4: Indianapolis/Conseco Fieldhouse
Sept. 7: Winnipeg, Manitoba/MTS Centre
Sept. 10: Buffalo, N.Y./HSBC Arena
Sept. 11: Cleveland/Quicken Loans Arena
Sept. 13: Bridgeport, Conn./Arena at Harbor Yard
Sept. 14: Pittsburgh/Consol Energy Center

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