NBC’s ‘The Voice’ alum Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin, others going on tour

The latest -Have you ever wanted to see some of your recent favorites from “The Voice” at venues around the country? You’re going to get an opportunity to do that this summer, when the show embarks on its first tour in years. They tried this for a short span of time after season 1, and it didn’t fare very well at all. The show is a bigger hit now, so you have to take that as hope that some of these dates could sell okay.

Here’s the problem: The artists confirmed to be on the tour are Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin, and Jacquie Lee from season 5, and also season 1 alum Dia Frampton (a pretty random choice). There’s another “favorite” that will be announced at a later date. These are all good performers, but how many ticket-buyers will remember them? The show should worry about that. American TV viewers have a hard time remembering what they watched last week, let alone what they watched a season ago. Plus, “American Idol” tours have struggled recently, and while “The Voice” gets slightly better ratings, it’s not by that much.

We understand that there is some interest in a “Voice” tour, and we’d even support one. But the lineup for now, coupled with the timing, feels like a missed opportunity. You can purchase tickets on the show’s website (most dates go on sale April 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time); the entire tour is laid out below via Billboard.

  • June 21: San Antonio, TX (Majestic Theatre)
  • June 22: Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
  • June 23: Houston, TX (Bayou Music Center)
  • June 25: Tampa, FL (David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts)
  • June 26: Fort Lauderdale, FL (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
  • June 27: Orlando, FL (Bob Carr Performing Arts Center)
  • June 29: Atlanta, GA (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
  • June 30:  Charlotte, NC (Ovens Auditorium)
  • July 2:  Hershey, PA (Hershey Theatre)
  • July 3: Lowell, MA (Lowell Memorial Auditorium)
  • July 5: Atlantic City, NJ (The Mark Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal)
  • July 7: New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
  • July 8: Baltimore, MD (Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric)
  • July 10: Toronto, ON Sony (Centre for the Performing Arts)
  • July 11: Niagara Falls, NY (Seneca Niagara Events Center)
  • July 12: Mashantucket, CT (The Grand Theater at Foxwoods)
  • July 14: Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square – State Theatre)
  • July 15: Detroit, MI (Masonic Temple Theatre)
  • July 16: Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
  • July 17: Minneapolis, MN  (Mystic Lake Casino Hotel)
  • July 19: Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Riverside Theater)
  • July 20: St. Louis, MO (Peabody Opera House)
  • July 22:  Denver, CO (Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre)
  • July 24: Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)
  • July 25: Las Vegas, NV (The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
  • July 26: Indio, CA (Fantasy Springs Resort Special Events Center)
  • July 27: San Diego, CA (San Diego Civic Theatre)
  • July 29: Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE)
  • July 30: San Jose, CA (City National Civic)
  • Aug. 1: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
  • Aug. 2: Redmond, WA (Marymoor Park)

Tell us: Do you think that a “Voice” tour is really a good idea, or something that is more likely to be doomed to fail? Share your thoughts in the comment box below, and click here if you want to get more TV news worth singing about via our CarterMatt Newsletter.

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