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American Idols Live Tour - 2009

Updated on April 16, 2011
American Idols Live Tour 2009
American Idols Live Tour 2009

Idol Favorites Go on Tour

As expected given past seasons of American Idol, your Top Ten favorite idols will be hitting the road for a 2009 summer tour. The tour kicks off at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon on July 5 and snakes across the U.S. until they end up in the northeastern state of New Hampshire. They will be making stops in 50 cities across the U.S. Given the amazing performances in the finale show and the breadth of talent in this group of American Idols, you can be sure to expect a great show. This year's Top Ten consist of Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver, and Scott MacIntyre.

American Idol Highlights

In honor of these season's Top Ten, I'd like to flashback to some of the performances that were in my opinion highlights of the season - a Kara DioGuardi would call it... a demonstration of true "artistry".

First I'll start off with the song that saved Kris Allen's life on American Idol. He delivered a breathtaking performance, putting a unique twist on a current song with his acoustic rendition of "Heartless."  Unfortunately YouTube doesn't offer video of the performances, only audio - so close your eyes and pretend that you're watching it with your eyes closed. :)

What would a highlight reel be without an Adam Lambert performance. His unique styling during every single performance, it's hard to choose just one. Of all the songs he sung, I think the one that stands out the most is his rendition of "Mad World." It wasn't over the top - it showed a reserved Adam stripped down and vulnerable on stage. This is the performance that revealed the star like qualities that he possesses. This clip is from the show's finale which was equally as moving as the first time he performed it on stage.  He masterfully chose the correct phrasing to build tension and draw every single person into it.  If you don't feel this performance, you're not human.

One more outstanding artist that I'd like to highlight and will be present on the American Idols Live Tour in 2009, and that is Danny Gokey.  From the very beginning he captured the heart of millions of Americans with his heartfelt story in losing his wife.  The song that he sang on American Idol that best captured the emotion that he let come through in all of his performances is Rascal Flatt's, "What Hurts The Most."  This performance touched the hearts of all that heard it.  The full studio version of the song is presented for your listening pleasure.

American Idol Tour Dates

For those interested in seeing their favorite American Idol on tour, the cities in which they will be performing our listed below.  Tickets are on sale now.

Date          City                   Venue                         
July 5        Portland, OR           Rose Garden
July 7        Tacoma, WA             Tacoma Dome
July 8        Vancouver, BC          General Motors Place
July 10       Sacramento, CA         ARCO Arena
July 11       Oakland, CA            Oracle Arena
July 12       San Jose, CA           HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 14       West Valley City, UT   The E Center
July 16       Los Angeles, CA        Staples Center
July 17       Ontario, CA            Citizens Business Bank Arena
July 18       San Diego, CA          San Diego Sports Arena
July 20       Glendale, AZ  Arena
July 23       Dallas, TX             American Airlines Center
July 24       Tulsa, OK              BOK Center
July 25       N. Little Rock, AR     Alltel Arena
July 26       Memphis, TN            FedEx Forum
July 28       Tampa, FL              St. Pete Times Forum
July 29       Sunrise, FL            Bank Atlantic Center
July 31       Duluth, GA             Arena at Gwinnett Center
August 1      Charlotte, NC          Time Warner Cable Arena
August 2      Greensboro, NC         Greensboro Coliseum
August 4      Washington, DC         Verizon Center
August 5      Baltimore, MD          1st Mariner Arena
August 7      Atlantic City, NJ      Boardwalk Hall
August 8      Newark, NJ             Prudential Center
August 9      Newark, NJ             Prudential Center
August 11     Long Island, NY        Nassau Coliseum
August 12     Long Island, NY        Nassau Coliseum
August 14     Hamilton, ON           Copps Coliseum
August 15     Rochester, NY          BlueCross Arena
August 16     Hartford, CT           XL Center
August 18     Boston, MA             TD Banknorth Garden
August 19     Albany, NY             Times Union Center
August 20     Philadelphia, PA       Wachovia Center
August 22     Pittsburgh, PA         Mellon Arena
August 23     Cleveland, OH          Wolstein Center
August 25     Columbus, OH           Schottenstein Center
August 26     Auburn Hills, MI       Palace at Auburn Hills
August 28     Milwaukee, WI          Bradley Center
August 29     St. Louis, MO          Scottrade Center
August 30     Kansas City, MO        Sprint Center
September 1   Minneapolis, MN        Target Center
September 2   Rosemont, IL           Allstate Arena
September 4   Madison, WI            Alliant Energy Center
September 5   Indianapolis, IN       Conseco Fieldhouse
September 6   Grand Rapids, MI       Van Andel Arena
September 8   Reading, PA            Sovereign Center
September 9   Wilkes Barre, PA       Wachovia Arena
September 10  Bridgeport, CT         Arena at Harbor Yard
September 12  Portland, ME           Cumberland County Civic Center
September 13  Providence, RI         Dunkin' Donuts Center
September 14  Syracuse, NY           War Memorial at OnCenter
September 15  Manchester, NH         Verizon Wireless Arena

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