American Idols LIVE! Tour 2010

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The American Idols LIVE! Tour 2010 was a summer concert tour in the United States and Canada that featured the Top 10 contestants of the ninth season of American Idol. The 44 date tour started in Auburn Hills, Michigan, on July 1, and ended in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 31.

The tour was sponsored by M&M'S Pretzel Chocolate Candies. The tour was promoted by Live Nation for the first time after a seven-year stint with AEG Live. The show was produced and directed by Raj Kapoor who was also responsible for the 2008 and 2009 Idols tour shows.


Lee DeWyze (Winner) Crystal Bowersox (2nd place)
Casey James (3rd place) Michael Lynche (4th place)
Aaron Kelly (5th place) Siobhan Magnus (6th place)
Tim Urban (7th place) Katie Stevens (8th place)
Andrew Garcia (9th place) Didi Benami (10th place)

Show overview

The show repeated the format of the last two season where each performer presented a mini-concert, starting from the tenth place finisher and ending with the winner.



  • Michael Lynche - "This Woman's Work" (Kate Bush), "Ready for Love" (India.Arie) and "My Love" (Justin Timberlake)
  • Casey James - "I Got Mine" (The Black Keys), "Don't!" (Shania Twain) "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" (Bryan Adams) with Michael Lynche and "It's All Over Now" (The Rolling Stones)
  • Crystal Bowersox - "What's Up?" (4 Non Blondes), "Come to My Window" (Melissa Etheridge), "Up to the Mountain" (Patty Griffin) and "Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin).
  • Lee DeWyze - "Beautiful Day" (U2), "Rocket Man" (Elton John), "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen), "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose), and "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon)
  • Group song: It's My Life (Bon Jovi), "My Life Would Suck Without You" (Kelly Clarkson)

Additional notes

  • Crystal Bowersox sang "People Get Ready" by The Impressions in place of "Up to the Mountain" in Atlantic City.
  • Crystal Bowersox sang "Holy Toledo" instead of "Up to The Mountain" in her home town show in Toledo, OH.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Percentage
July 1, 2010 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills 96.2%
July 2, 2010 Milwaukee Summerfest
July 3, 2010 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
July 5, 2010 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
July 7, 2010 Wantagh United States Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 9, 2010 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard
July 10, 2010 Atlantic City Mark G. Etess Arena
July 11, 2010 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 52.5%
July 13, 2010 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 89.5%
July 14, 2010 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
July 15, 2010 Hershey Giant Center 64.8%
July 17, 2010 Albany Times Union Center
July 18, 2010 Mansfield Comcast Center
July 20, 2010 Newark Prudential Center 87.3%
July 21, 2010 Burgettstown First Niagara Pavilion
July 23, 2010 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live
July 24, 2010 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
July 25, 2010 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 27, 2010 Columbus Nationwide Arena
July 28, 2010 Knoxville Thompson"Boling Arena
July 29, 2010 Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 31, 2010 Lexington Rupp Arena
August 1, 2010 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center
August 3, 2010 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center
August 4, 2010 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum 69.3%
August 7, 2010 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 39.0%
August 8, 2010 Tulsa BOK Center
August 9, 2010 Dallas American Airlines Center 55.5%
August 12, 2010 Phoenix US Airways Center
August 13, 2010 Los Angeles Staples Center
August 14, 2010 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 16, 2010 San Diego Viejas Arena
August 17, 2010 Anaheim Honda Center 38.2%
August 18, 2010 Sacramento ARCO Arena
August 20, 2010 Seattle KeyArena 80.3%
August 21, 2010 Portland Rose Garden 73.3%
August 23, 2010 Greenwood Village Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
August 25, 2010 St. Louis Scottrade Center
August 26, 2010 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
August 27, 2010 Minneapolis Target Center 80.8%
August 28, 2010 Chicago United Center
August 29, 2010 Toledo Huntington Center 83.1%
August 30, 2010 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 31, 2010 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse

Rescheduled and canceled shows


  • Bridgeport, Connecticut moved from September 13 to July 9
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania moved from September 14 to July 21 at First Niagara Pavilion.
  • Des Moines, Iowa moved from August 31 to August 26
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota moved from August 29 to August 27
  • Chicago, Illinois moved from August 30 to August 28
  • Toledo, Ohio moved from September 2 to August 29
  • Cincinnati, Ohio moved from September 3 to August 30
  • Indianapolis, Indiana moved from September 4 to August 31

  • Omaha, Nebraska on August 26
  • Kansas City, Missouri on August 27
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 7
  • Toronto, Ontario on September 9
  • Buffalo, New York on September 10
  • Cleveland, Ohio on September 11
  • Portland, Maine on September 16


The season 9 tour performed significantly worse than the last few years of the tour. Of the limited number of shows that reported their tour receipts to Billboard, the number of ticket sold averaged 6057 per show with an average revenue of $277,814 per show. While this average number of ticket sold is around two-third of the previous two seasons, the average revenue was less than half of those seasons due to ticket price reduction and special offers. The ticket price this year averaged $45.87, down by around 25% from the previous two seasons.

The total gross was reported by Pollstar to be $9.6 million, only around a third of the previous two seasons, making this tour the second lowest grossing tour after the first season tour which had only 30 shows.

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