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New American Idol To Be Crowned Tonight, American Idol® Live! Tour To Follow


LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2013 – A new American Idol will be crowned tonight on the AMERICAN IDOL® season finale on FOX. Top 2 Finalists Candice Glover and Kree Harrison performed one last time yesterday night for the coveted title.

It may be the end of Season 12 but just the beginning of the 40-show concert tour that kicks off June 29th in St. Louis, MO and stops in major cities including Portland, Houston, Phoenix and Miami before wrapping in Nashville, TN on August 31. Tickets on sale now via and .

AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! gives fans the only 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 ( 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:

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

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.

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

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.

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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