2012 American Idol Tour Schedule

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:

Heejun Han

DeAndre Brackensick

Elise Testone

Hollie Cavanagh

Phil Phillps

Joshua Ledet

Skylar Laine

Colton Dixon

Erika Van Pelt

Jessica Sanchez

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:


Recording Contracts

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.

Ticket Prices

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

American Idol Live! returns this summer for another hit tour to showcase this season’s talented top 10 finalists. Get the ultimate fan experience when you choose the American Idol Live! Tour VIP Package, which includes:- Premium Seat in the 1st 15 rows
– 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)


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

2 thoughts on “2012 American Idol Tour Schedule”

  1. This is a sweet line up and I hope I get to see everyone from season eleven perform. I would love to see Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips especially. I love to watch American Idol and I’ve even watched my past recordings again. I’m glad my coworker at Dish told me about this show a few years ago. Now I can watch American Idol all commercial free on primetime. The Hopper’s Auto Hop feature, still allows networks to advertiser commercials it’s just a way to get past having to manually do it which’s what most of us do already. You can still rewind to see the commercials if you want and you have to enable the feature yourself in order for it to work. Its been wonderful not having to worry about skipping the commercials and it gives my remote a break.

    1. Hope you are able to see the American Idols on tour. We saw Josh Ledet last Saturday and he sang for free, since we live only 8 miles from his house.

      I look for the advertisers to fight the Hopper tooth and nail. It saves about 15 minutes to watch an hour long show without commercials.

      Thank you for your comment.

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