2010 AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! TOUR INFO
The dates for the 2010 American Idol Live! Tour have just been announced! The top ten performers of Season Nine will be singing their way all across North America, beginning July 1st in Detroit, Michigan and wrapping up on September 14th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Tickets go on sale for select dates beginning on May 14th. Learn more and see all the dates at LiveNation.com.
The ten performers are Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban.
American Idol Live 2010 Tour Dates
July 1st – Palace at Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, Michigan
July 2nd – Summerfest – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 3rd – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, Michigan
July 5th – Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, Ontario
July 7th – Jones Beach – Wantagh, New York
July 10th — Mark G Etess Arena – Atlantic City, New Jersey
July 11th – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 13th – Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, Connecticut
July 14th – Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, New Hampshire
July 15th – Giant Center – Hershey, Pennsylvania
July 17th – Times Union Center – Albany, New York
July 18th – Comcast Center – Mansfield, Massachusetts
July 20th – Prudential Center – Newark, New Jersey
July 23rd – Jiffy Lube Live – Washington, District of Columbia
July 24th – 1st Mariner Arena – Baltimore, Maryland
July 25th – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, North Carolina
July 27th – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, Ohio
July 28th – Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, Tennessee
July 29th – Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, Virginia
July 31st – Rupp Arena – Lexington, Kentucky
August 1st – Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth, Georgia
August 3rd – BankAtlantic Center – Sunrise, Florida
August 4th – St. Pete Times Forum – Tampa, Florida
August 7th – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, Texas
August 8th – BOK Center – Tulsa, Oklahoma
August 9th – American Airlines Center – Dallas, Texas
August 12th – US Airways Center – Phoenix, Arizona
August 13th – Staples Center – Los Angeles, California
August 14th – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, California
August 16th – Viejas Arena – San Diego, California
August 17th – Honda Center – Anaheim, California
August 18th – ARCO Arena – Sacramento, California
August 20th – Key Arena – Seattle, Washington
August 21st – Rose Garden – Portland, Oregon
August 23rd – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre – Denver, Colorado
August 25th – Sprint Center – Kansas City, Missouri
August 26th – Qwest Center – Omaha, Nebraska
August 27th – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, Missouri
August 29th – Target Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 30th – United Center – Chicago, Illinois
August 31st – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, Iowa
September 2nd – The Huntington Center – Toledo, Ohio
September 3rd – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, Ohio
September 4th – Conseco Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, Indiana
September 7th – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 10th – HSBC Arena – Buffalo, New York
September 11th – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, Ohio
September 13th – Arena at Harbor Yard – Bridgeport, Connecticut
September 14th – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JUSTIN BIEBER’S MOM KNOCKED DOWN IN FRENZY!
As he arrived at the airport in New Zealand, hundreds of teenagers mobbed Justin Bieber, stole his hat and knocked down his mother. The Canadian singer took to Twitter to vent, writing, “The airport was crazy. Not happy that someone stole my hat and knocked down my mama. Come on people.” His mother, Pattie Mallette, tweeted that she was “OK” after being pushed over by rampaging fans at Auckland Airport late Tuesday and Bieber ended up getting his hat returned. Before arriving at the airport, the 16-year-old told fans that he wanted to sign autographs and have pictures taken. However, police and security had to shut the opportunity down because fans were pushing. The frenzy followed similar scenes in Sydney, Australia, earlier in the week, where police canceled a Bieber concert after surging crowds crushed some fans.
JUSTIN BIEBER & B.o.B COLLABORATION?
Justin Bieber and B.o.B could be preparing to collaborate on a song. Bieber tweeted to his followers, “Everyone grab B.o.B’s album…” and B.o.B tweeted back, “Thanks for the support, I love your CD too, Can’t wait to get in the lab soon!” We will keep you posted.
B.o.B & GLEE TOP ITUNES CHART
B.o.B tops the iTunes chart with his debut single “Nothin’ on You” featuring Bruno Mars, while his collaboration with Paramore’s Hayley Williams on “Airplanes,” is at number two. Usher’s “OMG,” featuring will.i.am is at number three, Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” featuring Ludacris is at number four and Ke$ha’s “Your Love is My Drug” rounds out the top five. Glee: The Music — The Power of Madonna tops the album download chart, besting Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now, MGMT’s Congratulations, Green Day’s American Idiot (The Original Broadway Cast Recording) and Ke$ha’s Animal.
GLEE TOPS BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART
The soundtrack from last week’s Madonna-themed episode of Glee debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 98-thousand copies. According to Nielsen SoundScan, AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 bows at number four, marking the first time in the Billboard album chart’s nearly 54-year history that two soundtracks have simultaneously debuted in the top five. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now, climbs one spot to number two and Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 falls two spots to number three. Usher’s Raymond v Raymond slips one rung to number five, and the Now 33 compilation holds at number six. Jimmy Buffett bows at number seven with the double live album Encores. Bieber’s first My World album leaps two spots to number eight, Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation was boosted by the Academy of Country Music Awards and rises to a new chart high of number nine. Lady Gaga’s The Fame slides three spots to round out the top ten.
A MICHAEL FRANTI ALBUM UPDATE
Michael Franti has posted a blog on his website, updating fans on the status of his next album, Sound of Sunshine. The singer-songwriter has been recording much of the album in dressing rooms while on tour, and you can see a picture of the set-up he’s using to do that at MichaelFranti.com.
GAGA IS EXPENSIVE FOR LOLLAPALOOZA
Lady Gaga is set to be a part of this year’s Lollapalooza festival, and it seems that it’s turning out to be quite expensive. Founder Perry Farrell told British paper The Daily Star that they’re bringing in a “special stage” for the pop star, and that it costs around 150-thousand dollars. The Jane’s Addiction frontman went on to say that “only Lady Gaga could step in [at Lollapalooza] and say ‘I’m a headliner’.”
AN IDOL BIRTHDAY PARTY
Earlier in the week, former American Idol contestant Allison Iraheta turned 18, and she had some pretty big names helping her celebrate the special day. Former Idol champions Kris Allen and David Cook were both in attendance, and you can see a picture of the happy trio now at KrisAllenOfficial.com.
A KELLY CLARKSON SONG LEAKS
Kelly Clarkson had a song leak and she’s not too happy about it. The original American Idol is blaming Internet hackers for releasing a tune called “Cleopatra.” Clarkson took to her Twitter account to address the situation, saying that it’s “NOT a song” on her next album, and that it was just a “rough demo” for another artist. She also wrote that she’s “so tired of disrespecting, lying, sneaky little trolls that pretend to be human.” Apparently, Clarkson is still a little ticked off.
LADY A TAKE A BREAK WITH TAYLOR SWIFT
Lady Antebellum recently took a break from the road to see Taylor Swift’s Fearless tour. The trio crashed the trek, and couldn’t believe how loud the screams were from the audience. Hillary Scott and Taylor have also become friends off the road, as Taylor recently showed Hillary around her new penthouse in Nashville.
SHAKIRA MEETS WITH ARIZONA MAYOR OVER IMMIGRATION LAWS
Shakira is using her star power to fight a tough new anti-immigration law in Arizona. According to ContactMusic.com, the Colombian singer organized a meeting yesterday with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and other government officials to discuss the controversial legislation at City Hall. The law, approved on Friday, makes it a crime for an immigrant to be in the state without proof of legal residency. Police have been directed to question any individual they suspect is in the country illegally. Opponents of the law say it is unconstitutional and racist.
KANYE WEST ON THE CLEVELAND SHOW
While Kanye West continues to hide out and record new music, fans will get to see the controversial rapper on TV this weekend. The rapper will lend his voice to an animated character named “Kenny West” on The Cleveland Show. During the episode, ‘Ye finds himself in a rap battle with “Cleveland Jr,” who is trying to win over his dream girl —played by actress Taraji P. Henson. It all goes down this Sunday at 8:30 PM Eastern on FOX.
PLIES TALKS COLLAB FOR JEEZY’S “LOSE MY MIND”
MTV News caught up with Plies to find out how the collaboration on Jeezy’s new single, “Lose My Mind,” came together. The “She Got It Made” emcee revealed that he never wanted to be a “music whore when it came to this business. I always wanted to make sure I did in my heart what I felt was the right things to do.” Working with Jeezy seems to be such a natural fit — Plies recruited the Snowman on a record called “Look Like” from his upcoming Goon Affiliated disc, which drops May 25th.
SWIZZ BEATZ HONORED WITH SESAC AWARD!
We’ve just learned Swizz Beatz will be honored with the Inspiration Award during the 14th Annual SESAC Awards. The mega-producer is being recognized for his humanitarian work with raising money and awareness for Haiti relief. His song “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” was the top selling song on iTunes, raising millions for the cause. Congrats Swizzy!
GURU’S MEMORIAL SERVICE PLANS
Patricia Elam is the older sister of the late rapper Guru and she recently told MTV News about the plans to honor his memory. After stating that the body was already cremated, Patricia revealed the family is working on a website for fans to post “loving messages.” She also said there is talk of doing an official tribute concert for the former Gang Starr rapper. In addition, there could potentially be a public memorial on July 17th to celebrate Guru’s birthday. Head to MTV.com to learn more.
KELLY ROWLAND LEAKS NEW DANCE SINGLE
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new material from Kelly Rowland, however the former Destiny’s Child singer is proving that it was worth the wait. The Houston native has returned with a new song called “Commander,” which was produced by David Guetta and written by Rico Love. Rap-Up.com reports the up-tempo dance record is the first sample of what’s to come from Kelly’s third solo album, which drops later this year.
PRODUCER POLOW DA DON GIVES BACK
After working with countless artists and building his Zone 4 label, Polow Da Don has decided to give back to his hometown. The producer has teamed with 4 Sight Media to create a non-profit organization called Foundation F.O.C.U.S. — which is an acronym for Focusing On Completion Until Successful. The association aims to strengthen the interpersonal, networking and communication skills of young people in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Polow’s official fansite to learn more.
EMINEM SURFACES WITH NEW FREESTYLE
In case you were sleeping on Eminem, the rapper has delivered a new freestyle to remind everyone why he’s the best to ever do it. Slim Shady laid down verses over Drake’s “Over” single and Lloyd Banks’ “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” smash. Head over to Rap-Up.com for your first listen.
USHER IS NOT ENGAGED, NO BABY ON THE WAY
Yesterday, there were various reports going around that Usher is currently engaged and has a baby on the way. The newly-divorced singer, who has two kids with ex-wife Tameka Foster, was rumored to have impregnated and proposed to Def Jam executive Grace Miguel while he was still married. However, Usher’s rep has confirmed to E Online that “there is absolutely no truth to it.” There you have it!
TWITTER RESPONSE! Usher’s ex wrote on her official Twitter page: “I thank you all for your confirmation that I’m dealing with a bitch ass dude. How did this happen? What part of the game is this? Shaking my head, never again.”
DJ AM MAKES CAMEO IN IRON MAN 2
According to Rolling Stone, DJ AM makes a cameo in the upcoming Iron Man 2 film. The late DJ was chosen by director Jon Favreau to appear as the man behind the decks in a party scene with Robert Downey, Jr. dancing in his “Iron Man” suit. Iron Man even refers to AM in the scene saying, “Adam, I need a fat beat,” referring to the DJ by his real name, Adam. The movie also features a dedication to the AM during the credits. Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM, passed away from a drug overdose last year.
GREEN DAY HONOR ROLLING STONES ON JIMMY FALLON
Next month, Green Day will kick off Rolling Stones week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. During the week of May 10th, artists will pay homage to the Stones on the talk show by performing tracks from the band’s iconic album, Exile on Main Street, which will be reissued on May 18th. Green Day will play on the 10th with Phish, Sheryl Crow and Keith Urban also appearing during the week.
BRET MICHAELS UPDATE
There have been some updates on Bret Michaels’ condition. According to his website, doctors have learned more about the brain hemorrhage the rocker suffered last week. It’s likely a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain. However, Bret’s physicians are hopeful the blood will dissolve and be absorbed and the rocker will gradually improve and fully recover. They are also looking into if the head injury he got when a prop struck him at last June’s Tony Awards had anything to do with the hemorrhage, even though many hemorrhages are spontaneous. The Poison singer is still under 24 hour supervision in the ICU. A source told E News that Michaels is at a neurological institute in Arizona where “he’s getting the best care he could possibly get.” More info is expected to come out on Monday but you can stay up to date on Bret’s condition by checking out BretMichaels.com.