AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! 2013 Tour
The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Sunday, August 4
Tickets On-Sale Nationwide on May 3rd, at 10:00 AM
$1 From Every Ticket Donated To The Melanoma Research Alliance
LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2013 – AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! returns this summer for another hit Tour to showcase the season’s talented top Finalists. 19 Entertainment and AEG Live announced today the 40-show concert Tour will be at The Arena at Gwinnett Center on August 4, 2013.
AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Season 12 Idol Finalists Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis Finch Jr, Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, and Paul Jolley. Plus, Aubrey Cleland joins the Tour as the 11th Idol Finalist thanks to the AT&T AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! Tour Fan Save, voted on by the Idol fans.
Finalists will perform favorite moments from the season as well as never before seen performances. The AMERICAN IDOL® season Finale will air on FOX on May 16th but this season’s fan-favorites will continue on with the 2013 Live! Tour.
Claire’s, one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable accessories and jewelry, joins as an Associate Sponsor of the Tour.
This year AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! partnered with The Melanoma Research Alliance (www.curemelanoma.org). For every ticket purchased for the Tour, AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! will donate $1 to The Melanoma Research Alliance to help cure melanoma. Melanoma Research Alliance helps find treatments and a cure for melanoma, a skin disease whose incidence is among the fastest growing cancers.
AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! 2013 Tour Dates:
Date City Venue
June 29 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
June 30 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 2 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
July 5 Detroit, IL Joe Louis Arena
July 6 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
July 8 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
July 10 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
July 12 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 13 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
July 14 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
July 19 Kent, WA ShoWare Center
July 20 Portland, OR Rose Garden
July 22 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena
July 23 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
July 24 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
July 27 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 28 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
July 30 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
August 1 Orlando, FL Amway Center
August 2 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
August 4 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
August 5 N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
August 6 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
August 8 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
August 9 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
August 12 Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center
August 14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
August 15 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 16 Atlantic City, NJ Arena at Trump Taj Mahal
August 17 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
August 19 Boston, MA Agganis Arena at Boston University
August 20 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
August 21 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
August 23 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena
August 24 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
August 25 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
August 27 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
August 29 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
August 30 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
August 31 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tickets are subject to applicable service charges.
Event time and date subject to change.
For the latest tour and ticketing information please visit:
ABOUT 19 Entertainment/CORE Media Group
19 Entertainment is a division of CORE Media Group Inc. CORE Media is a platform-agnostic producer and owner of content, with a portfolio of world-class brands and properties that reaches across virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry. CORE Media is a prolific producer of popular programs for a wide variety of cable channels. The company owns the gold standard of music competition programs, American Idol, as well as the Idols format worldwide and the enduring broadcast franchise So You Think You Can Dance. With an extraordinary base of existing assets, it has an infrastructure that makes it uniquely suited to exploit its intellectual property across all revenue streams. CORE Media Group was acquired by Apollo Global Management, LLC in 2011. The company is also home to legendary icons Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali. Under 19 Entertainment, their recording and management groups have relationships with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Scotty McCreery, and Jordin Sparks. For more information about CORE Media Group Inc. and 19 Entertainment visit www.coremediagroup.com
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, American Idols, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
About Claire’s Stores, Inc.
Claire’s Stores, Inc. is one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women, teens, tweens and girls ages 3 to 35. The Company operates through its two store concepts: Claire’s® and Icing®. As of February 2, 2013, Claire’s Stores, Inc. operated 3,085 stores in North America, Europe, and China. The Company also franchised 392 stores in Japan, the Middle East, Turkey, Greece, Guatemala, Malta, Ukraine, Mexico, India, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Venezuela, Panama, Honduras, and Indonesia. More information regarding Claire’s Stores is available on the Company’s corporate website at http://www.clairestores.com.
About the Melanoma Research Alliance
MRA is a public charity formed in 2007 under the auspices of the Milken Institute, with the generous founding support of Debra and Leon Black. MRA is poised to build on recent momentum in the field, accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and translation in order to eliminate suffering and death due to melanoma. To date the MRA has awarded almost $48 million to research projects worldwide.
About Gwinnett Center
Just minutes outside of Atlanta, Gwinnett Center’s 80-acre lakefront campus can accommodate a variety of events from concerts, performances, meetings, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and celebrations. The multipurpose campus includes an amazing 13,000 seat arena, a 702-seat Performing Arts Center, 23 versatile meeting rooms, a 50,000 square foot exhibit hall, and a 21,600 square foot grand ballroom. Gwinnett Center is beautifully landscaped and architecturally stunning facility with an award-winning outdoor private garden, soaring atriums and modern angles which provide a beautiful backdrop for any event. The campus, operated by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, distinguishes itself by hosing a diverse range of events, including the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, Lady Gaga, Catalyst Convention, George Strait, Beyoncé, Enrique Iglesias, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Menopause the Musical, American Idol Live!, Dave Matthews Band, Vicente Fernandez, Carrie Underwood, Eric Clapton, FLW Forrest Wood Cup, Michael Bublé, MUSE, and many more. For a full list of events, please visit GwinnettCenter.com for more event information.
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