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American Idols LIVE! Tour 2006


American Idols LIVE! Tour 2006 (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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American Idols Live! Tour 2006 was a summer concert tour in the United States featuring the top 10 contestants of the fifth season of American Idol, which aired in 2006. It was sponsored by Kellogg Pop-Tarts. The tour started on July 5 and ended on September 24 covering 60 dates, the biggest tour thus far. Initially 39 dates were planned, but 21 extra dates were later added due to demand. It followed in the tradition of other American Idol summer tours following the completion of each season in May.

Runner-up Katharine McPhee missed the first 17 shows of the tour due to severe bronchitis and laryngitis, She also missed her first rescheduled show on July 27 in Pittsburgh, PA due to cancelled flight caused by bad weather. At the concert in Charlotte, NC, McPhee tripped backstage before going on, and a hair-line fracture to her left foot was later discovered when she was taken to a hospital after the show.

Bucky Covington was absent from the August 13 performance at the Savvis Center in St. Louis due to an illness.

Performers

Top 10
Taylor Hicks (winner) Katharine McPhee (2nd place)
Elliott Yamin (3rd place) Chris Daughtry (4th place)
Paris Bennett (5th place) Kellie Pickler (6th place)
Ace Young (7th place) Bucky Covington (8th place)
Mandisa (9th place) Lisa Tucker (10th place)

Show overview

The show featured a series of individual performances with each contestant performing a set of songs. Many also performed a duet with the next performer in the transition between the sets of songs. In the first half the contestants performed in random order, in the second half the last four performed in elimination order, starting with Chris Daughtry and ending with Taylor Hicks. The second half also featured a number of group songs, with a traditional group performance ending the show. Some changes were made in the earlier shows due to the absence of Katharine McPhee.

Setlist

Intermission

  • Chris Daughtry - "Whole Lotta Love" (Led Zeppelin), "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Bon Jovi), "Renegade" (Styx)
  • Daughtry and Elliott Yamin - "Savin' Me" (Nickelback)
  • Yamin - "Never Too Much" (Luther Vandross), "Trouble" (Elvis Presley), "Moody's Mood For Love" (James Moody)
  • Covington, Young, Daughtry and Yamin - "Patience" (Guns N' Roses)
  • Mandisa, Tucker, Pickler and Bennett - "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (Shania Twain), "I'm a Woman" (Peggy Lee)
  • Katharine McPhee - "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" (KT Tunstall), "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (Judy Garland), and "Think" (Aretha Franklin)
  • Taylor Hicks - "Jailhouse Rock" (Elvis Presley), "Hollywood Nights" (Bob Seger), "Sweet Soul Music" (Arthur Conley), "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye), "Living for the City" (Stevie Wonder), "Don't Let Me Down" (The Beatles), "Do I Make You Proud" (Taylor Hicks), "Takin' It to the Streets" (The Doobie Brothers)
  • Tucker, Mandisa, Covington, Young, Pickler, Bennett, Daughtry and Yamin - "We Are the Champions" (Queen)
  • Top 10 - "Living in America" (James Brown)

Additional notes

  • Katharine McPhee joined the tour after her illness for the July 28 show in Washington D.C. She did two solo numbers - "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and the group number "Living in America". She sang just two solo songs until San Diego when she added "Think".
  • Kellie Pickler was sick for the first Atlanta show on August 3, 2006.
  • Katharine McPhee performed in bare feet after she fractured her foot in Charlotte, NC (not in slipper-sandals or gardening slippers that had widely been reported), and performed barefoot for the rest of the tour. She wore a cast on her left foot after the accident until August 22 in St. Paul, MN.
  • The girl's group songs "I'm A Woman", "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" were removed from the set list soon after Katharine's return.
  • Taylor Hicks also removed "Sweet Soul Music", "What's Going On", and "Don't Let Me Down" from his song list.
  • Taylor Hicks' band LiMBO also toured at the same time as the American Idol tour, following many stops of the American Idol tour. Taylor Hicks often performed at their 'after-party' shows, occasionally along with some of his fellow American Idol finalists.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Attendance Gross
Sales Capacity Percentage
July 5, 2006 Manchester United States Verizon Wireless Arena 18,937 18,937 100% $1,099,302
July 6, 2006
July 7, 2006 Worcester DCU Center 20,863 20,863 100% $1,202,620
July 8, 2006
July 9, 2006 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 12,029 12,029 100% $654,494
July 11, 2006 Albany Pepsi Arena 11,716 11,716 100% $594,356
July 12, 2006 Hershey Giant Center 8,866 $499,058
July 13, 2006 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena 29,332 29,332 100% $1,576,419
July 14, 2006
July 15, 2006 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum 25,332 25,332 100% $1,413,926
July 16, 2006
July 18, 2006 Wilkes-Barre Wachovia Arena 7,732 7,732 100% $460,112
July 19, 2006 Cleveland Wolstein Center 10,127 10,127 100% $554,523
July 21, 2006 Rochester Blue Cross Arena 10,786 10,786 100% $579,479
July 22, 2006 Philadelphia Wachovia Center 14,839 15,499 95.7% $791,159
July 23, 2006 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 12,343 12,343 100% $720,068
July 25, 2006 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard 8,125 8,125 100% $516,109
July 27, 2006 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena 11,750 12,359 95.1% $593,595
July 28, 2006 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 14,180 14,484 97.9% $763,248
July 29, 2006 Richmond Richmond Coliseum 9,935 9,935 100% $595,551
July 30, 2006 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 15,337 15,337 100% $773,655
August 1, 2006 Charlotte Charlotte Bobcats Arena 12,556 14,190 88.5% $632,566
August 2, 2006 Columbia Colonial Center 11,373 12,079 94.2% $615,051
August 3, 2006 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center 10,156 10,529 96.5% $587,466
August 5, 2006 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center 12,950 13,284 97.5% $729,962
August 6, 2006 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum 13,989 14,322 97.7% $728,473
August 8, 2006 Birmingham BJCC Arena 13,041 13,334 97.8% $694,363
August 10, 2006 Nashville Gaylord Entertainment Center 12,889 14,345 89.9% $675,515
August 11, 2006 Columbus Value City Arena 12,641 13,299 95.1% $657,118
August 12, 2006 Milwaukee Bradley Center 11,746 13,151 89.3% $631,857
August 13, 2006 St. Louis Savvis Center 14,297 14,939 95.7% $761,603
August 15, 2006 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena 11,413 11,663 97.9% $619,256
August 16, 2006 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 14,081 14,969 94.1%A $733,732
August 17, 2006 Indianapolis Pepsi Coliseum 10,582 10,582 100% $564,314
August 18, 2006 Louisville Freedom Hall 14,056 14,056 100% $580,980
August 19, 2006 Rosemont Allstate Arena 13,390 13,697 97.8% $745,107
August 20, 2006 Peoria Peoria Civic Center 8,536 9,825 86.9% $476,008
August 22, 2006 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 14,933 15,466 96.6% $758,311
August 25, 2006 San Diego ipayOne Center 10,624 11,176 95.1% $582,441
August 26, 2006 Los Angeles Staples Center 13,427 14,115 95.1% $680,394
August 27, 2006 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim 11,522 12,217 94.3% $642,245
August 29, 2006 Sacramento ARCO Arena 12,666 13,200 96.0% $678,120
August 30, 2006 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose 12,802 13,524 94.7% $674,043
September 1, 2006 Portland Rose Garden 9,564 92% $506,054
September 2, 2006 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 12,804 14,424 88.8% $686,214
September 5, 2006 Denver Pepsi Center 10,891 13,024 83.6% $561,170
September 7, 2006 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie 12,094 12,290 98.4% $729,172
September 8, 2006
September 9, 2006 Houston Reliant Arena 7,088 10,845 98% $431,949
September 10, 2006 Austin Frank Erwin Center 8,679 10,845 80.0% $447,256
September 12, 2006 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center 10,605 10,945 96.9% $598,353
September 14, 2006 Huntington Big Sandy Superstore Arena 7,552 7,552 100% $434,145
September 15, 2006 Norfolk Constant Convocation Center 6,738 $377,389
September 16, 2006 Reading Sovereign Center 6,987 7,240 96.5% $408,589
September 17, 2006 Syracuse War Memorial at Oncenter 6,048 94% $357,758
September 19, 2006 Hershey Giant Center 8,842 10,038 8.1% $495,755
September 21, 2006 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center 6,074 6,275 96.8% $368,552
September 22, 2006 Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center 9,717 9,992 97.3% $555,038
September 23, 2006 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard 8,780 8,829 99.5% $538,263
September 24, 2006 Wilkes-Barre Wachovia Arena 8,188 8,519 96.1% $479,558

Response

The 2006 tour was a huge success, with an average attendance of 96.1% capacity, with 20 of its shows sold out. It ranked as the thirteenth biggest grossing tour of 2006 in the Billboard year end chart, with a gross of $35,291,883 that doubled the previous season's revenue, and 646,996 tickets sold as totalled from the 59 shows reported to Billboard. It is still the most successful Idol tour yet.

Tour summary

  • Number of shows - 60 (20 sold out)
  • Total gross - $35,829,661 (60 shows)
  • Total attendance - 656,550 (60 shows)
  • Average attendance - 10,943 (96%)
  • Average ticket price - $54.57
  • Highest gross - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - $791,159<
  • Lowest gross - Syracuse, New York - $357,758
  • Highest attendance - Greensboro, North Carolina - 15,337 (100%)
  • Lowest attendance - Syracuse, New York - 6,048 (94%)


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