American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009
|Tour by American Idol|
|Start date||July 5, 2009|
|End date||September 15, 2009|
|No. of shows||50 in USA
2 in Canada
52 in Total
|Box office||US$30.1 million|
|American Idol concert chronology|
The American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009 was a summer concert tour in the United States and Canada that featured the top 10 contestants of the eighth season of American Idol. The 52-date tour spanning 50 cities began on July 5, 2009 in Portland, Oregon and ended on September 15, 2009 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.
This year was without a sponsor as Kellogg's Pop-Tarts dropped its sponsorship.
|Kris Allen (Winner)||Adam Lambert (Runner-Up)|
|Danny Gokey (3rd place)||Allison Iraheta (4th place)|
|Matt Giraud (5th place)||Anoop Desai (6th place)|
|Lil Rounds (7th place)||Scott MacIntyre (8th place)|
|Megan Joy (9th place)||Michael Sarver (10th place)|
The show essentially followed the format of season seven tour where the performances were presented as a series of mini-concerts, starting from the 10th-place finisher and ending with the winner. As with season seven, each half of the show ended with a group performance, the first half consisting of a medley by the first six performers, and the last half ending with all ten performers.
- Michael Sarver - "In Love with a Girl" (Gavin DeGraw), "Closer" (Ne-Yo)
- Megan Joy - "Put Your Records On" (Corinne Bailey Rae), "Tears Dry on Their Own" (Amy Winehouse)
- Scott MacIntyre - "Bend and Break" (Keane), "A Thousand Miles" (Vanessa Carlton)
- Lil Rounds - "Be Without You"/"Just Fine" (Mary J. Blige), "No One" (Alicia Keys) and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Beyoncé Knowles)
- Anoop Desai - "Always on My Mind" (Willie Nelson), "Mad" (Ne-Yo) and "My Prerogative" (Bobby Brown)
- Matt Giraud - "Hard to Handle" (Otis Redding/The Black Crowes), "Georgia on My Mind" (Ray Charles) and "You Found Me" (The Fray)
- Group medley - Megan & Lil "Can't Take My Eyes off You" (Frankie Valli), Matt & Scott "Tell Her About It" (Billy Joel), Michael & Anoop "Suspicious Minds" (Elvis Presley), Anoop, Matt, Lil, Scott, Megan & Michael "Beggin'", (The Four Seasons/Madcon)
- Allison Iraheta - "So What" (Pink), "Cry Baby" (Janis Joplin), "Barracuda" (Heart)
- Danny Gokey - "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" (Michael Jackson), "Maria Maria" (Santana), "What Hurts the Most" (Rascal Flatts), "My Wish" (Rascal Flatts)
- Adam Lambert - "Whole Lotta Love" (Led Zeppelin), "Starlight" (Muse), "Mad World" (Tears for Fears), "Slow Ride" with Allison Iraheta (Foghat), David Bowie medley ("Life on Mars?"/"Fame"/"Let's Dance")
- Kris Allen - "Heartless" (Kanye West), "All These Things That I've Done" (The Killers), "Bright Lights" (Matchbox Twenty), "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers), "Hey Jude" (The Beatles)
- Top 10 Group song - "Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey), "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (Steam / Bananarama)
- "No Boundaries" was dropped from Kris Allen's set starting on July 10, 2009 in Sacramento, California due to "poor audience response." The song was replaced with "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers.
- Kris Allen did not perform on the Bridgeport, Connecticut show on September 10, 2009 due to an illness but he did return for the rest of the tour after his recovery.
- Megan Joy did not perform the last group song in Los Angeles, California on July 16, 2009 due to food poisoning and being sent to the hospital shortly after her set but she did return for the rest of the tour after her recovery.
The tour was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the "Choice Music: Tour" category.
The Season 8 tour equalled in its success to Season 7. Despite a slightly lower number of total tickets sold at 484,434, it averaged slightly higher in attendance percentage capacity and yielded a higher gross of $30,139,328 million. It was ranked number 28 in Pollstar's year end list of North American tours.
- Number of shows - 52 (8 sold out)
- Total gross - $30,139,328
- Total attendance - 484,434
- Average attendance - 9,316 (86%)
- Average ticket price - $62.22
Season 7 (2008)
|American Idols LIVE! Tour
Season 8 (2009)
Season 9 (2010)
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