"American Idol Live" whittles down tour schedule

Organizers of the "American Idol Live" trek, originally comprised of 40 major market arena shows, have canceled the first 10 stops, citing delayed production rehearsals.  // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Organizers of the "American Idol Live" trek, originally comprised of 40 major market arena shows, have canceled the first 10 stops, citing delayed production rehearsals.

The U.S. outing now begins with a July 19 performance in Kent, WA, and works its way eastward, finishing up Aug. 31 in Nashville, TN.

The road trip features the Top 10 finalists of Season 12, including winner Candice Glover, as well as a fan-selected 11th finalist from coast to coast.

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Along with Glover, this year's American Idol Live run will feature Curtis Finch, Jr., Janelle Arthur, Devin Velez, Angie Miller, Paul Jolley, Lazaro Arbos, Kree Harrison, Burnell Taylor and Amber Holcomb. Aubrey Cleland will be the 11th finalist on the excursion, as chosen via the AT&T American Idol Live! Tour Fan Save.

Rumors are swirling that the 10 canceled shows are in response to struggling ticket sales and declining ratings. Glover's single, as well as runner-up Kree Harrison's single, mark the lowest-selling single releases for the top two finalists in the history of the program, according to published reports.

June 2013
29 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena (CANCELED)
30 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (CANCELED)

July 2013
2 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center (CANCELED)
5 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena (CANCELED)
6 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena (CANCELED)
8 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center (CANCELED)
10 - Broomfield, CO - 1stBank Center (CANCELED)
12 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center (CANCELED)
13 - Ontario, CA - Citizens Business Bank Arena (CANCELED)
14 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena (CANCELED)
19 - Kent, WA - ShoWare Center
20 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
22 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena
23 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
24 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
27 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
28 - Houston, TX - Reliant Arena
30 - New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena

August 2013
1 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
2 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
4 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
5 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum
6 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
8 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
9 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
12 - Trenton, NJ - Sun National Bank Center
14 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
15 - Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum
16 - Atlantic City, NJ - Arena at Trump Taj Mahal
17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
19 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
20 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
21 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center
23 - Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena
24 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
25 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
27 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
29 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
30 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
31 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
     

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