American Idols Live Tickets – Starting The Series with a Bang

Though the “American Idol” has been named – congrats to popper Kris Allen – fans are still debating the pros and cons of the two finalists. It doesn’t help that runner-up Adam Lambert was the all-time favorite, picking up a record deal almost instantaneously with Allen while getting a studded-nom (literally) from similar popper Katie Perry (his name was encrusted in glittery beads on her cape during a Los Angeles performance) and the recent cover on Rolling Stone, where he officially announced his sexuality.

Though the Top Ten stars will all be visiting cities around the country for their summer tour, websites has already put together American Idols Live tickets up, the season eight finale contestants will probably get more fans than the other eight combined. Still, American Idols Live Summer Concert Series will see legions of American Idol fans to stadiums and venues this summer.

The last contestant to be eliminated before the finale was Milwaukee-area native Danny Gokey who left Kris Allen and Adam Lampert to duke it out on the final episode of the eighth season. Gokey was eliminated after singing two performance rounds, singing one judge – selected tune (“Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Dance Little Sister”) and his own choice, Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful.” Lambert performed U2’s “One” for the judges and Aerosmith’s Cryin'” while Allen sang OneRepublic’s “Apologize” and his own version of Kanye West’s “Heartless,” which stole the show and took Allen from underdog to American Idol. The concert will also include Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver and Scott MacInyre as they hit up the cities listed below.

Lambert’s interview with Rolling Stone garnered the most attention probably not because the eyeliner-wearing rocker from Hollywood was not the season winner of the reality television show but because he finally, officially, admitted he was homosexual. “Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, ‘I’m going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler,” he said in his interview. Now, though fans aren’t surprised, they continue to hear more about Lamberts music, record deal and personal life that actual “American Idol” winner Kris Allen, who signed with producer 19 Records and is expected to release his debut this fall with Jive.

Though the small-town 23 year old with a wife waiting at home isn’t used to the spotlight like Lambert, who has starred in Los Angeles’s touring version of “Wicked” among other things, Allen isn’t one to shy away from his tunes. “Everyone’s been asking me what it’s going to sound like. It will be very similar to what you heard from me on the show – definitely in the pop/rock genre.”

July 2009
5 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
7 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
8 – Vancouver, British Columbia – General Motors Place
10 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
11 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
12 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion at San Jose
14 – West Valley City, UT – The E Center
16 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
17 – Ontario, CA – Citizens Business Bank Arena
18 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Sports Arena

20 – Glendale, AZ – Arena
23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
24 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
25 – North Little Rock, AR – Alltel Arena
26 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
28 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
29 – Sunrise, FL – BankAtlantic Center
31 – Duluth, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center

August 2009
1 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
2 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
4 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
5 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
8 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
11 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
14 – Hamilton, Ontario – Copps Coliseum
15 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
16 – Hartford, CT – XL Center

18 – Boston, MA – TD Banknorth Garden
19 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
20 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mellon Arena
23 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center
25 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
26 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
28 – Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center
29 – St Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
30 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

September 2009
1 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
2 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
4 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
5 – Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse
6 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
8 – Reading, PA – Sovereign Center
9 – Wilke-Barre, PA – Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
10 – Bridgeport, CT – Arena at Harbor Yard
12 – Portland, ME – Cumberland County Civic Center
13 – Providence, RI – Dunkin’ Donuts Center
14 – Syracuse, NY – War Memorial at Oncenter
15 – Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena