American Idols LIVE! Tour 2007

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American Idols LIVE! Tour 2007
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Jordin Sparks, Chris Sligh, Blake Lewis, LaKisha Jones
Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar, Chris Richardson, Haley Scarnato
Melinda Doolittle, Gina Glocksen
Tour by American Idol
Start date July 6, 2007
End date September 23, 2007
Shows 59
Box office US$23 million from 55 shows
American Idol concert chronology
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2006
(2006)
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2007
(2007)
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2008
(2008)

American Idols Live! Tour 2007 was a summer concert tour in the United States featuring the top 10 contestants of the sixth season of American Idol, which aired in 2007. It was sponsored by Kellogg's Pop-Tarts. The 59-date tour started on July 6 and ended on September 23.[1]

It follows in the tradition of other American Idol summer tours following the completion of each season in May.

Performers[edit]

Jordin Sparks (winner) Blake Lewis (2nd place)
Melinda Doolittle (3rd place) LaKisha Jones (4th place)
Chris Richardson (5th place) Phil Stacey (6th place)
Sanjaya Malakar (7th place) Haley Scarnato (8th place)
Gina Glocksen (9th place) Chris Sligh (10th place)

Show overview[edit]

The show was largely dominated by ensemble performances. With the exception of Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Sanjaya Malakar, every other performers each had only one solo performance. The first half ended with the Blake Lewis' set, while Jordin Sparks performed her set before the traditional final performance by all 10 performers. The final group performance however differed from previous tours by being a collection of solos rather than a group song with each performer reprising a short segment of their solo song.

Setlist[edit]

Jordin Sparks on American Idol tour 2007

Intermission

Additional notes[edit]

  • At some of the shows Blake Lewis came onto the stage in disguise as the janitor before the show started.
  • Blake Lewis performed his song "She Loves the Way" at the last show in Manchester, New Hampshire.
  • In the original set list, Jones was to perform And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going instead of "I Will Always Love You".
  • Two songs performed in the first show in Sunrise, Florida were cut in later shows - Blake Lewis's duet with Melinda Doolittle "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (Roberta Flack) and "Another One Bites The Dust" (Queen) by Sligh Glocksen, Scarnato and Doolittle. The two songs were performed before and after Richardson's This Love.
  • The songs performed during Blake Lewis duet with Chris Richardson varied at different shows.
  • In the earlier shows, Blake Lewis' "She Will Be Loved" was done without segueing into part of "With or Without You".
  • Blake Lewis claimed he locked Sanjaya Malakar up in a closet during the tour for being "disrespectful".[2]

Special occasions[edit]

During the August 7, 2007 concert in Rosemont, Illinois, Gina Glocksen was surprised as her long-time boyfriend proposed to her following her duet with Phil Stacey.

After Sanjaya Malakar's solo during the September 9, 2007 concert in Washington, DC, Sanjaya's sister Shyamali surprised him onstage. She placed a Fanjaya crafted "birthday boy" crown on his head as she led the audience in singing "Happy Birthday" to Sanjaya on the eve of his 18th birthday.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Attendance[3] Gross
Sales Capacity Percentage
July 6, 2007 Sunrise United States BankAtlantic Center 7,738 10,938 70.7% $476,428
July 7, 2007 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum 7,761 9,876 78.6% $475,416
July 8, 2007 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 7,089 9,450 75.0% $429,908
July 10, 2007 Greenville Bi-Lo Center 6,714 11,767 57.1% $410,576
July 11, 2007 Nashville Sommet Center 5,720 9,560 59.8% $363,742
July 12, 2007 Birmingham BJCC Arena 3,775 9,703 38.9% $243,398
July 13, 2007 North Little Rock ALLTEL Arena 5,324 9,659 55.1% $333,171
July 15, 2007 Houston Toyota Center 5,529 10,659 51.9% $345,683
July 16, 2007 San Antonio AT&T Center 4,370 10,836 40.3% $281,533
July 18, 2007 Glendale Jobing.com Arena 9,701 10,412 93.2% $598,130
July 19, 2007 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 5,756 8,839 65.1% $369,306
July 20, 2007 Fresno Save Mart Center 4,604 9,313 49.4% $289,648
July 22, 2007 Anaheim Honda Center 7,922 10,920 72.6% $488,294
July 23, 2007 Los Angeles Staples Center 8,263 12,074 68.4% $455,119
July 24, 2007 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose 8,874 10,272 86.4% $532,145
July 25, 2007 Sacramento ARCO Arena 8,239 10,883 75.7% $497,165
July 27, 2007 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 8,024 9,589 83.7% $488,145
July 28, 2007 Portland Rose Garden 5,439 10,339 52.6% $327,222
July 30, 2007 Nampa Idaho Center 3,577 8,013 44.6% $217,035
July 31, 2007 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 5,042 11,532 43.7% $291,785
August 3, 2007 Omaha Qwest Center 5,237 12,812 40.9% $321,870
August 4, 2007 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 9,843 14,691 67.0% $549,488
August 5, 2007 Milwaukee Bradley Center 5,998 9,445 63.5% $363,899
August 7, 2007 Rosemont Allstate Arena 10,034 12,527 80.1% $605,172
August 8, 2007 Moline i wireless Center 4,566 9,776 46.7% $280,862
August 9, 2007 St. Louis Scottrade Center 5,889 9,167 64.2% $353,508
August 11, 2007 Columbus Schottenstein Center 7,436 10,212 72.8% $444,707
August 12, 2007 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 9,245 11,358 81.4% $550,930
August 13, 2007 Cleveland Wolstein Center 5,611 10,026 56.0% $343,377
August 14, 2007 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 6,727 11,205 60.0% $419,750
August 16, 2007 Indianapolis United States Pepsi Coliseum
August 17, 2007 Louisville Freedom Hall 4,971 34% $228,125
August 18, 2007 Sedalia Missouri State Fair
August 19, 2007 Des Moines Iowa State Fair
August 22, 2007 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena 7,542 81% $434,423
August 23, 2007 Rochester Blue Cross Arena 5,613 8,275 67.8% $348,244
August 24, 2007 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum 17,767 85% $1,045,485
August 25, 2007
August 27, 2007 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 7,635 9,564 79.8% $467,260
August 28, 2007 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena 20,272 23,576 86.0% $1,179,713
August 29, 2007
August 30, 2007 Albany Times Union Center 6,078 7,100 85.6% $364,430
September 1, 2007 Allentown Allentown Fair 7,023 9,967 70.5% $455,080
September 2, 2007 Syrasuse New York State Fair 8,678 53% $392,260
September 4, 2007 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center 5,585 5,866 95.2% $334,626
September 5, 2007 Worcester DCU Center 9,754 10,508 92.8% $569,866
September 7, 2007 Philadelphia Wachovia Center 9,135 11,386 80.2% $553,008
September 8, 2007 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 9,403 10,521 89.4% $564,826
September 9, 2007 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 9,584 11,267 85.1% $570,254
September 11, 2007 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 3,479 5,515 63.1% $216,735
September 12, 2007 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center 7,405 9,238 80.2% $441,785
September 13, 2007 Memphis FedExForum
September 15, 2007 Huntington Big Sandy Superstore Arena 5,300 6,528 81.2% $332,478
September 16, 2007 Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena 5,386 6,388 84.3% $327,095
September 18, 2007 Hampton Hampton Coliseum 5,949 7,942 74.9% $367,237
September 19, 2007 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena 6,824 9,240 73.9% $417,726
September 20, 2007 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard 6,622 7,770 85.2% $413,929
September 22, 2007 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena 13,279 15,488 85.7% $801,343
September 23, 2007

Response[edit]

The 2007 tour turned out to be much less successful than the Season 5 tour. None of its first 30 shows were sellouts and only one stop bested the 93% capacity mark and that was the July 18 stop in Jordin Sparks' hometown of Glendale, Arizona. In addition 14 of the first 30 shows were below the 60% capacity mark. The lower attendance was blamed on the cast of contestants as well as the ticket prices.[4] Nevertheless, due to the higher ticket prices, the tour managed to gross $22,659,383 with 378,129 tickets sold as totalled from the tour receipts of the 54 shows that reported to Billboard.[5] It was ranked number 41 in Pollstar Year End Top 100 Tour for 2007 with a gross of 20.9 million from the 50 shows that reported to Pollstar.[6]

Tour summary[edit]

  • Number of shows - 59 (none sold out)
  • Total gross - $22,973,340 (55 shows)
  • Total attendance - 383,331 (55 shows)
  • Average attendance - 6,970 (69.3%)
  • Average ticket price - $59.93
  • Highest gross - Rosemont, Illinois - $605,172
  • Lowest gross - Nampa, Idaho - $217,035
  • Highest attendance - East Rutherford, New Jersey - 10,136 (86.0%) - average of 2 shows in East Rutherford
  • Lowest attendance - Nampa, Idaho - 3,577 (44.6%)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Season 5 (2006)
American Idols LIVE! Tour
Season 6 (2007)
Succeeded by
Season 7 (2008)