'Idol' Finalists Plan To Hit The Road

Although the fourth season of "American Idol" is still about a month away from its finale, the show's top 10 finalists are preparing for a summer tour that will take them to 41 North American cities.

Although the fourth season of "American Idol" is still about a month away from its finale, the show's top 10 finalists are preparing for a summer tour that will take them to 41 North American cities.

Announced last night (April 26) by host Ryan Seacrest during the Fox show's Tuesday performance episode, the American Idols Live tour will open July 12 in Sunrise, Fla., and close Sept. 10 in Syracuse, N.Y. Tickets are slated to go on sale the weekend of May 20.

The package follows what is now tradition, with the majority of the finalists drafted to hit the road shortly after a winner is crowned.

Just six finalists -- Bo Bice, Anthony Federov, Constantine Maroulis, Scott Savol, Vonzell Solomon and Carrie Underwood -- remain in the thick of the "Idol" competition. One will leave the contest when results from last night's public call- /text-in vote are revealed during tonight's 9 p.m. (ET/PT) half-hour results episode.

No matter what happens tonight, all six are slated to take part in the tour, the cast of which will be rounded out by already ousted hopefuls Anwar Robinson, Jessica Sierra, Nikko Smith and Nadia Turner.

Here are the American Idols Live tour dates:

July 12: Sunrise, Fla. (Office Depot Center)
July 13: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
July 15: Birmingham, Ala. (BJCC Arena)
July 16: Duluth, Ga. (The Arena at Gwinnett Center)
July 17: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
July 19: Reading, Pa. (Sovereign Center)
July 20: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
July 22: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
July 23: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
July 24: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
July 26: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
July 27: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
July 29: Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Civic Center)
July 30: Worcester, Mass. (DCU Center)
July 31: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
Aug. 2: Cleveland (Wolstein Center)
Aug. 3: Columbus, Ohio (Value City Arena at Schottenstein)
Aug. 4: Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)
Aug. 6: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
Aug. 8: Chicago (United Center)
Aug. 9: St. Louis, Mo. (Savvis Center)
Aug. 12: San Antonio, Texas (SBC Center)
Aug. 13: Grand Prairie, Texas (NOKIALive at Grand Prairie)
Aug. 14: Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)
Aug. 16: Glendale, Ariz. (Glendale Arena)
Aug. 17: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Aug. 18: Las Vegas (Thomas & Mack Center)
Aug. 20: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion at San Jose)
Aug. 21: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)
Aug. 23: Everett, Wash. (Everett Events Center)
Aug. 24: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
Aug. 26: Salt Lake City (Delta Center)
Aug. 28: Des Moines, Iowa (Wells Fargo Arena)
Aug. 30: Green Bay, Wis. (Resch Center)
Aug. 31: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
Sept. 2: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
Sept. 3: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
Sept. 4: Norfolk, Va. (Constant Convocation Center)
Sept. 8: Providence, R.I. (Dunkin Donuts Center)
Sept. 9: Portland, Maine (Cumberland County Civic Center)
Sept. 10: Syracuse, N.Y. (War Memorial at Oncenter)