American Idols Live! Tour 2010

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American Idols Live! Tour 2010
Tour by American Idol
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Top row: Siobhan Magnus, Lee DeWyze
Middle row: Didi Benami, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Tim Urban
Bottom row: Michael Lynche, Crystal Bowersox, Katie Stevens, Aaron Kelly
Start dateJuly 1, 2010
End dateAugust 31, 2010
No. of shows44
American Idol concert chronology

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.[1][2]

The tour was sponsored by M&M's Pretzel Chocolate Candies.[3] The tour was promoted by Live Nation for the first time after a seven-year stint with AEG Live.[4] The show was produced and directed by Raj Kapoor who was also responsible for the 2008 and 2009 Idols tour shows.[5]


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[edit]

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.

Set list[edit]

Lee DeWyze performing on tour


Additional notes[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

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[edit]


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,[6] 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.


  1. ^ 'American Idols Live! 2010' Tour Dates Announced
  2. ^ a b c American Idol Live Tour adjusts schedule and disappoints fans in Kansas City
  3. ^ Olson, Elizabeth (2010-06-21). "A Campaign for M&Ms With a Salty Center? Sweet". Retrieved 2011-08-06.
  4. ^ American Idol Tour Shifts To Live Nation
  5. ^ "Raj Kapoor Director/Producer/Video Content Producer". Archived from the original on 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  6. ^ Make it to Idols Live tour: Check!

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Season 8 (2009)
American Idols Live! Tour
Season 9 (2010)
Succeeded by
Season 10 (2011)