‘American Idol’ notes: Phillip Phillips, Carrie Underwood, and Kris Allen

Phillip will play a major role on tour.

For the late Friday edition of “American Idol” notes, we have theme — looking forward to the future. With that in mind, we are going to kick things off here for some of the first dates announced for the season 11 tour.

The top ten hits the road – We already know that Phillip Phillips (left) is going to be playing a major role on the tour this summer, and we also now have some of the dates for the big show. So far, the schedule looks just about like everyone other one in years past — though the question at the moment is if the lower ratings this year are going to translate into lower ticket sales, or if the diehard “Idol” fans are going to still turn out in drones.

Unlike last year (when the “Idols” visited the Philippines), the only international date on the schedule at the moment is a performance in Toronto in August:

    • July 6 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI
    • July 7 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL
    • July 9 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
    • July 11 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO
    • July 12 at the Spirint Center in Kansas City, MO
    • July 14 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO
    • July 16 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, UT
    • July 18 at the Key Arena at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA
    • July 19 at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR
    • July 21 at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, CA
    • July 22 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA
    • July 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
    • July 25 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA
    • July 26 at the Valley View Casino Cener in San Diego, CA
    • July 27 at the jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ
    • July 29 at the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, TX
    • July 30 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA
    • July 31 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, MS
    • Aug. 2 at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL
    • Aug. 3 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, FL
    • Aug. 5 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA
    • Aug. 6 at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, SC
    • Aug. 8 at the Verizon Center in Washington DC
    • Aug. 9 at the 1st Mariner Center in Baltimore, MD
    • Aug. 11 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH
    • Aug. 12 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
    • Aug. 14 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA
    • Aug. 15 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY
    • Aug. 16 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario
    • Aug. 18 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH
    • Aug. 19 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA
    • Aug. 21 at the Wells Fargo Center, in Philadelphia, PA
    • Aug. 22 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
    • Aug. 25 at the Cumberland Country Civic Center in Portland, ME
    • Aug. 26 at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI
    • Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
    • Aug. 30 at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY
    • Sept. 1 at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT
    • Sept. 2 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
    • Sept. 4 at the War Memorial at OnCenter in Syracuse, NY
    • Sept. 6 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, PA
    • Sept. 7 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ
    • Sept. 8 at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA
    • Sept. 10 at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH
    • Sept. 11 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI

Tickets for the show are going to be made available on May 11, and the start date in July gives all the contestants enough time to get a little bit of rest and relaxation before hitting the road.

Carrie’s promotional plans – We already know that Carrie Underwood is going to be returning to “Idol” on May 3 in order to promote her new album “Blown Away” (which his stores two days earlier) — and now, we have a few more performances that are on the schedule.

Carrie will also be performing songs from the new album (most likely her lead single “Good Girl”) on April 30 on “Good Morning America” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” May 9 on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” May 10 on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and May 15 during the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars.”


May 22 is the album date.

More from “Thank You Camellia” – If you head on over to iTunes now, you can check out full previews of the songs from Kris Allen’s new album “Thank You Camellia,” which hits stores three weeks after Carrie’s album on May 22.

Here are the 11 tracks on the standard version of the album:

1. Better With You
2. The Vision of Love
3. My Weakness
4. Out Alive
5. Monster
6. Blindfolded
7. Teach Me How Love Goes
8. Rooftops
9. Leave You Alone
10. Loves Me Not (feat.Meiko)
11. You Got A Way

Check back soon — as always, we’ll have more “Idol” news as it breaks!

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