AI Tour Dates.

I have had several people ask me about the American Idol tour dates, so here they are:

July 9, 2006 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center

July 11, 2006 Albany, NY Pepsi Arena

July 12, 2006 Hershey, PA GIANT Center

July 13, 2006 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena

July 14, 2006 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena

July 15, 2006 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum

July 16, 2006 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum

July 18, 2006 Wilkes Barre, PA Wachovia Arena

July 19, 2006 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center

July 21, 2006 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena

July 22, 2006 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center

July 23, 2006 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall

July 25, 2006 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard

July 27, 2006 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena

July 28, 2006 Washington DC Verizon Center

July 29, 2006 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum

July 30, 2006 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

August 1, 2006 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena

August 2, 2006 Columbia, SC Colonial Center

August 3, 2006 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center

August 5, 2006 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center

August 6, 2006 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum

August 8, 2006 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena – Pre-concert party Aug 7th, with L.M.B.O. and “special guest” at the Workplay (sold out)

August 10, 2006 Nashville, TN Gaylord Entertainment Center

August 11, 2006 Columbus, OH Value City Arena

August 12, 2006 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

August 13, 2006 St. Louis, MO Savvis Center

August 15, 2006 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

August 16, 2006 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena

August 17, 2006 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis State Fairgrounds

August 18, 2006 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall

August 19, 2006 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

August 20, 2006 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center

August 22, 2006 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

August 25, 2006 San Diego, CA iPay One Center at the Sports Arena

August 26, 2006 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

August 27, 2006 Anaheim, CA Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim

August 29, 2006 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena

August 30, 2006 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose

September 1, 2006 Portland, OR Rose Garden

September 2, 2006 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

September 5, 2006 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

September 7, 2006 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie

September 8, 2006 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie

September 9, 2006 Houston, TX Reliant Arena

September 10, 2006 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

September 12, 2006 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center

September 14, 2006 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena

September 15, 2006 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center

September 16, 2006 Reading, PA Sovereign Center

September 17, 2006 Syracuse, NY War Memorial at OnCenter

September 19, 2006 Hershey, PA GIANT Center

September 21, 2006 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center

September 22, 2006 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center

September 23, 2006 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard

September 24, 2006 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Center

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16 Responses to AI Tour Dates.

  1. Margaux says:

    So I was not crazy to get on Google Maps this morning, calculate the miles from Home to Portland ME, to Providence RI, and then have a fantasy about following the bus all the way from Maine to Rhode Island?

  2. Karen says:

    Kim – hahahahahahahahah

    I was actually thinking last night about my tickets for Sept 7 and thought maybe, I mean, just what if…I just took the day off and parked on 35 and followed them in to watch them arrive at the hotel…

    But, I thought, no-o-o-o-o .. that would be CRAZY!

    hahahahahahahah

    Welcome to my world, crazy Kim! It seems that, no matter what the thought, one or more of the rest of us have thought the same!. LOL

  3. A. says:

    I think Kim might need an intervention…….

  4. Kim(DogDoc) says:

    So on Sept 6/7 I am going to be parking my car off of I-35 in Norman, OK to watch the buses go by down to Dallas. (Actually I ought to go down to the TX/OK state line, because it is usually bumper to bumper and I could probably walk right up to the buses and knock on the doors. )

  5. amys says:

    Phoebe,
    I was just about to make the same comment about leads in a Broadway show. When I’ve seen a performance I have been in AWE by the fact that they make it seem like they are performing it for the first time, and just for ME! I think Taylor is going to be fine. The AI concert isn’t really that long and when compared to doing a solo concert, his part is really not that much – it’s not like singing through a 3 hour five days/week. He’s worked up the stamina and endurance to handle it, unlike some of the more delicate flowers that are tagging along…

  6. Phoebe says:

    Leads in Broadway musicals play 6 to 8 shows a week, week in, week out. The best maintain both their voice and enthusiasm for the material.

  7. Tee says:

    Whew! Needless to say, that is a grueling schedule. On top of that, Tay has to squeeze in time to record his album, and will have to turn right back around and start promotion for it once the tour is over. Bless his heart- for all his performing experience, even he isn’t used to this kind of a break-neck, kick-booty schedule. Welcome to the big leagues, Tay Tay.

    Reading that tour schedule has fired up my “mother hen” tendencies regarding Elliott. I can’t help worrying about him a little bit; I hope he’s able to hang in there over the course of this summer.

  8. Donna says:

    I just wanted to mention …. if a show is listed as ‘sold out’ keep trying. The Syracuse show had no tickets available and apparently Ticketmaster released more seats and I was able to get tickets yesterday (yippee!).

  9. Susan54inWV says:

    Most performers feed off the audience. The fact that each audience is different, and each venue is different will help to keep the performances “new.”

  10. Jan B. says:

    They might change it up a bit from time to time, too.

  11. Jan B. says:

    My bet would be that each contestant will “play big” WHENEVER they’re on their own turf. Taylor will up the wattage wherever they speak with a drawl and drink sweet tea… Tay-Tay will show up at every arena, but I think others will lose some spark. Performing live with a great band is like “crack” to Taylor…he was born for this!

  12. ardnian says:

    I really really want to watch one of these shows! Too bad i’m on the other side of the world. 😦

  13. Karen says:

    I’ve asked before, but I still wonder…

    How can a performer feel and carry over the intensity and excitement after doing this 17 times ?- looks like you’d wake up and go, “Agh, gotta do this again!”

    Any performers out there able to add to this – I selfishly want the same Full Woo in September that I’m hearing about from these first shows. LOL

  14. katja says:

    Wow. That’s a lot of singing.

  15. SpaceOddity says:

    Phew! I have a feeling that all of the Idols will be exhausted towards the end of September… LOL.

  16. idolAddict_NW says:

    Thanks for this! I was thinking about making a list today and you just saved me a lot of work!

    Why is it that I actually want to know where he is all the time? Or that I’ve hang out in 4 play-by-plays already? Sheesh, I think it’s time to get some meds.

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