The 45 date American Idol tour kicks off in Detroit, Michigan, on July 6 at the Joe Louis Arena. The tour will end on September 11 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Bradley Center. Phil Phillips should be on the tour, when it starts, barring any medical complications from his surgery, but he may miss significant rehearsal time.
The ten singers on the 2012 tour:
Erika Van Pelt
The American Idol singers on tour last year reportedly received $1,000, for each of the 49 dates. There has been no indication, of how much the singers will earn in 2012, that I know of. The American Idol contracts change from year to year, so the singers could earn more or less than the singers on the 2011 tour. There are reports that the singers will earn $50 spending money on days, that they don’t perform.
Joshua Ledet will be happy to return to Louisiana for the show at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana, which is about 80 miles from his hometown of Westlake, Louisiana.
Those attending the last four concerts, in the following cities should see the singers at their best, as they will have already been singing for two full months:
9/7 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
9/8 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
9/10 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
9/11 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Complete Tour Schedule
The complete tour schedule:
Some of the singers may be working on recording projects during the tour, but they probably won’t be able to finish any projects, till the tour ends on September 11.
I think it is safe to say that Heejun Han and DeAndre Brackensick won’t be offered recording contracts. Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon and Erika Van Pelt could possibly be offered recording contracts, in the future but Phil Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone and Joshua Ledet are almost sure, to have albums recorded before any of the other singers.
Prices for American Idol tour tickets will vary from venue to venue. An example of the pricing is the concert at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The seats furthest from the stage are priced at $41.25. Seats a little closer to the stage are $58, The seats in the center section on the floor have been sold out, but the sections on both sides, of the center section are priced at $79.85.
The center section up front, may be reserved for American Idol VIP ticket holders who will be charged $277 and have the following privileges.
American Idol Live! Tour VIP Package
- Exclusive tour laminate and tour lanyard
- A signed 8×10 photo of the 2012 Idols
- An American Idol tour program
- An approximately 45 minute meet and mingle with the Idols from the 2012 season (all 10 Idols may not be present at the meet and mingle)