American Idol hits the road

The top 10 “American Idol” contestants know how they’re spending their summer vacation: on a nationwide concert tour kicking off in July in Oregon.

Tickets for the 50-city tour will go on sale May 9, tour organizers said.

The tour is set to begin July 5 in Portland, Ore., then hopscotch to California, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania before ending in New Hampshire in September. Details are available at

Finalists on the tour are

Adam Lambert
Allison Iraheta Anoop Desai Danny Gokey Kri>s Allen Lil Rounds
Matt Giraud Megan Joy Michael Sarver Scott MacIntyre


The Fox singing contest has pared the field down to seven contestants, with the winner to be crowned on the May 20 finale. Joy, Sarver and MacIntyre have been voted off by viewers. Giraud was spared the ax this week when judges used their one-time “save” and kept him on the show.