NEW SEASON MARCH 2019

AMERICAN IDOL ANNOUNCES 2018 LIVE TOUR

THE 40+ CITY SUMMER TOUR FEATURES TOP 7 FINALISTS WITH SPECIAL GUEST SEASON 8 WINNER KRIS ALLEN

After a monumental return to television in 2018, American Idol announces it's taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season's talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 American Idolwinner, Kris Allen. The 40+ city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, DC. Full list of tour dates below. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 11 at 10a.m. local time at www.AmericanIdolLive.com.

Joining the tour on select dates is In Real Life, winner of ABC's 2017 summer reality competition show Boy Band. In Real Life has released three singles: "Eyes Closed," their current top 40 hit, "Tattoo (How 'Bout You)" and "How Badly," marking their first foray into singing in Spanish. 

VIP packages will be available through www.VIPNation.com giving fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast.

Produced by Faculty Productions in conjunction with CORE Media Group, American Idol Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with this season's Top 7 finalists, including this year's newly crowned Idol, and brings your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can't miss.

American Idol: Live! 2018 is represented and booked by United Talent Agency.

American Idol Live! 2018 Dates
July 11: Redding, CA - Redding Civic Auditorium
July 12: Central Point, OR - Jackson Co. Fair
July 13: Napa, CA - Uptown Theater
July 16: Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
July 19: Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
July 20: San Antonio, TX - The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
July 21: McAllen, TX - McAllen Performing Arts Center
July 23: Tucson, AZ - Fox Tuscon
July 24: Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Theater
July 26: San Diego, CA - Copley Hall
July 27: Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
July 29: Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
July 30: Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts
July 31: Livermore, CA - Wente Vineyards
August 1: San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theatre
August 3: Thousand Oaks, CA - Bank of America Performing Arts Center
August 4: Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
August 5: Riverside, CA - Fox Performing Arts Center
August 8: Tulsa, OK - Club Brady
August 9: Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
August 10: St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
August 12: Baltimore, MD - The Lyric
August 13: Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
August 14: Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
August 16: Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury
August 17: Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 18: Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 19: Lynn, MA - Lynn Auditorium
August 21: Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
August 22: Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
August 23: Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theatre
August 24: Sioux Falls, SD - Washington Pavilion
August 27: Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair
August 28: Monroe, WA - Evergreen State Fair
August 30: Billings, MT - Alberta Bair Theater
August 31: Kamas, UT - DeJoria Center
September 2: Deadwood, SD - Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
September 5: Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
September 6: Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
September 7: Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
September 9: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
September 10: Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
September 12: York, PA - York Fair
September 13: Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
September 14: Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
September 15: New Bedford, MA - Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
September 16: Washington, DC - Warner Theater