American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011

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American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011
Ai10 tour.JPG
Back - James Durbin, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald
Middle - Stefano Langone, Naima Adedapo, Haley Reinhart, Lauren Alaina
Front - Pia Toscano, Casey Abrams, Thia Megia, Jacob Lusk
Tour by American Idol
Start dateJuly 6, 2011
End dateSeptember 21, 2011
Shows49
Box office22 million from 47 shows
American Idol concert chronology
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2010
(2010)
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011
(2011)
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2012
(2012)
 
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American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011
Ai10 tour.JPG
Back - James Durbin, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald
Middle - Stefano Langone, Naima Adedapo, Haley Reinhart, Lauren Alaina
Front - Pia Toscano, Casey Abrams, Thia Megia, Jacob Lusk
Tour by American Idol
Start dateJuly 6, 2011
End dateSeptember 21, 2011
Shows49
Box office22 million from 47 shows
American Idol concert chronology
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2010
(2010)
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011
(2011)
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2012
(2012)

The American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011 is a summer concert tour in the United States, Canada and The Philippines[1] that features the Top 11 contestants of the tenth season of American Idol. The 49-date tour started in West Valley City, Utah, on July 6, and its North American leg will end in Rochester, New York on September 10.[2] 45 dates were originally planned but four extra dates were added due to high demand,[3] including two final shows in Manila, Philippines,[4][5] only the second time the show has travelled outside of North America after Singapore was added to the tour schedule in Season 3.

This season's tour was promoted again by AEG Live after a year with Live Nation.[6] This year Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola, and U.S. Air Force Reserve joined as sponsors of the tour.[3]

Performers[edit]

Scotty McCreery (Winner)Lauren Alaina (Runner-up)
Haley Reinhart (3rd place)James Durbin (4th place)
Jacob Lusk (5th place)Casey Abrams (6th place)
Stefano Langone (7th place)Paul McDonald (8th place)
Pia Toscano (9th place)Naima Adedapo (10th or 11th place)
Thia Megia (10th or 11th place)

Show overview[edit]

In a break from the previous three years where the shows were essentially a series of mini-concerts by individual performers, this year there were more ensemble performances. Also unlike the previous three years, the individual performers did not perform according to their elimination order on American Idol, and the number of songs performed by each performer did not reflect their elimination order.

The show started with a group performance by the girls and the first half ended with a group performance. The first half featured solos from the first six eliminated contestants - Pia Toscano, Paul McDonald, Thia Megia, Stefano Langone, Naima Adedapo and Casey Abrams, while the Top 5 performed their solos in the second half. Duets and group performances interspersed the solo performances. The second half started with solos by the runner-up Lauren Alaina, and ended with solos by the winner Scotty McCreery followed by the traditional closing group performances.

Setlist[edit]

Season 10 American Idol tour, Scotty McCreery performing with Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart and Pia Toscano.

INTERMISSION

Additional notes[edit]

  1. Lauren Alaina sprained her ankle backstage at the Portland show,[7] and performed her next show with the injured foot strapped in a boot.[8]
  2. The performance of Firework was removed from the setlist in shows starting from Rosemont, IL due to Lauren Alaina needing to rest her voice. However, it did return to the set starting with the Philadelphia PA show. Alaina did not appear in the first half in Columbus and Pittsburgh, but did appear in the second. However, she missed the Baltimore show completely, and reported that she was suffering from severe bronchitis.[9]
  3. Paul McDonald was absent from the Providence show.
  4. The show at Albany on August 28, 2011 was postponed to September 4, 2011 due to Hurricane Irene that struck the East Coast of the United States on August 27.[10]
  5. It was the second time that the American Idol LIVE! Tour traveled to Asia with The Philippines being the second and only country for this year that they traveled to outside the United States and Canada.

Tour dates[edit]

DateCityCountryVenueAttendance[11]Gross
SalesCapacityPercentage
July 6, 2011West Valley CityUnited StatesMaverik Center6,2516,61694.5%$351,295
July 8, 2011EverettComcast Arena7,8877,887100%$435,295
July 9, 2011PortlandRose Garden Arena8,6959,04496.1%$467,635
July 11, 2011SacramentoPower Balance Pavilion10,05610,52795.5%$531,060
July 12, 2011OaklandOracle Arena7,8368,51092.1%$428,155
July 13, 2011San JoseHP Pavilion at San Jose9,62310,16294.7%$513,515
July 15, 2011Los AngelesNokia Theatre L.A. Live6,5376,537100%$374,125
July 16, 2011OntarioCitizens Business Bank Arena7,8457,845100%$464,985
July 17, 2011PhoenixUS Airways Center9,2359,75794.6%$491,235
July 19, 2011Oklahoma CityCox Convention Center6,9107,39193.5%$385,210
July 20, 2011Grand PrairieVerizon Theatre6,0186,018100%$339,330
July 21, 2011HoustonReliant Arena6,7906,790100%$380,170
July 22, 2011New OrleansUNO Lakefront Arena5,5255,525100%$326,525
July 24, 2011OrlandoAmway Center10,79111,29695.5%$564,395
July 26, 2011DuluthArena at Gwinnett Center10,02610,026100%$533,870
July 27, 2011RaleighRBC Center13,53313,533100%$696,605
July 28, 2011CharlotteTime Warner Cable Arena9,2399,239100%$493,115
July 30, 2011NashvilleBridgestone Arena13,19213,192100%$676,020
July 31, 2011St. LouisScottrade Center8,5808,580100%$459,800
August 2, 2011Kansas CitySprint Center8,5358,535100%$457,795
August 3, 2011MinneapolisTarget Center9,6329,632100%$510,560
August 4, 2011MilwaukeeBradley Center8,6468,646100%$460,930
August 6, 2011RosemontAllstate Arena11,93211,932100%$613,720
August 7, 2011DetroitJoe Louis Arena8,9808,980100%$480,880
August 9, 2011ColumbusJerome Schottenstein Center9,67710,13595.5%$508,455
August 10, 2011PittsburghConsol Energy Center8,7729,16795.7%$465,400
August 11, 2011Baltimore1st Mariner Arena7,5717,97495.0%$420,675
August 13, 2011Atlantic CityBoardwalk Hall11,91311,913100%$615,025
August 14, 2011NewarkPrudential Center18,52919,84693.4%$1,009,565
August 15, 2011
August 17, 2011PhiladelphiaWells Fargo Center9,3269,84894.7%$501,570
August 19, 2011Washington, D.C.Verizon Center9,0649,80492.5%$491,220
August 20, 2011RichmondRichmond Coliseum8,1838,41197.3%$449,475
August 21, 2011Wilkes-BarreMohegan Sun Arena7,5627,562100%$415,490
August 23, 2011UniondaleNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum18,98119,61396.8%$1,044,245
August 24, 2011
August 25, 2011BridgeportWebster Bank Arena7,9427,942100%$431,730
August 27, 2011ProvidenceDunkin' Donuts Center8,4608,460100%$457,540
August 30, 2011PortlandCumberland County Civic Center6,0706,070100%$350,550
August 31, 2011ManchesterVerizon Wireless Arena8,8318,831100%$473,155
September 1, 2011WorcesterDCU Center8,8409,70191.1%$480,740
September 3, 2011UncasvilleMohegan Sun Arena5,2965,296100%$385,560
September 4, 2011AlbanyaTimes Union Center6,7387,77286.7%$370,590
September 6, 2011SyracuseWar Memorial at Oncenter4,9755,58189.1%$286,435
September 7, 2011ReadingSovereign Center5,8506,78086.3%$337,830
September 9, 2011TorontoCanadaAir Canada Centre11,48511,485100%$667,969
September 10, 2011RochesterUnited StatesBlue Cross Arena7,3367,84293.6%$403,020
September 20, 2011Quezon CityPhilippinesSmart Araneta Coliseum13,50015,00090%
September 21, 2011

Response[edit]

The tour attendance rebounded after the poor turn-out for the Season 9 tour. 16 of the first 24 shows were sold out, and more than 97% its tickets has been sold through its first 14 dates with an average venue size of 8,100.[12] The tour grossed $22,002,464 from 47 shows (the two Philippines shows did not report) with an attendance of 97%. The tour had the highest number of sell-outs of all seasons due in part to a lower average venue size of 8856. It was ranked number 38 in the Pollstar Top 200 North American Tours for 2011.[13]

Tour summary[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Season 9 (2010)
American Idols LIVE! Tour
Season 10 (2011)
Succeeded by
Season 11 (2012)