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American Idols LIVE! Tour 2004

American Idols LIVE! Tour 2004
Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo

Jasmine Trias, Jennifer Hudson, Jon Peter Lewis, Camile Velasco
George Huff, John Stevens, Amy Adams, LaToya London

Tamyra Gray
Tour by American Idol
Start date July 14, 2004
End date October 5, 2004
Shows 50
Box office US$11.4 million from 49 shows
American Idol concert chronology
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2003
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2004
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2005

American Idols Live! Tour 2004 was a summer concert tour featuring the Top 10 contestants of the third season of American Idol, which aired in 2004. The tour was sponsored by Kellogg's Pop-Tarts. It was the third in the series the American Idols Tour.

The tour started in Salt Lake City on July 14, 2004.[1] Initially, 48 tour dates were planned, but three shows were later added in Honolulu in response to demand from fans of Jasmine Trias and Camile Velasco, as well as one final show in Singapore.[2][3][4] Two shows (Ames, Iowa and Fargo, North Dakota) were cancelled due to poor sales.


Top 10
Fantasia Barrino (winner) Diana DeGarmo (2nd place)
Jasmine Trias (3rd place) La Toya London (4th place)
George Huff (5th place) John Stevens (6th place)
Jennifer Hudson (7th place) Jon Peter Lewis (8th place)
Camile Velasco (9th place) Amy Adams (10th place)

Set list


Additional notes

  • DeGarmo suffered severe bruising to her legs falling from a flight of stairs during a show in Grand Rapids, and took no further part in that show. She performed just her solo song "Dreams" for the next show in Detroit, but gradually returned to her full set of performances after a few shows.[5]
  • Tamyra Gray from Season 1 of American Idol appeared as a guest-star in the first few weeks of the tour and performed songs from her album The Dreamer[6] - "Star", "Raindrops Will Fall", "Don't Stop (Keep It Coming)" which replaced songs such as Diana DeGarmo's "Old Time Rock and Roll".
  • The Albany show included a birthday tribute to Camile Velasco.
  • Camile Velasco missed the shows in Canada and Singapore due to passport issues.
  • Only 7 of the Top 10 finalists went to Singapore (Barrino, DeGarmo, Trias, London, Huff, Hudson and Lewis), the set list was therefore modified accordingly and truncated, with Jon Peter Lewis of the seven first on the show with Superstition after an Indonesian Idol winner Joy Tobing opened the show with Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!".
  • Jasmine Trias went on her own tour in the Philippines straight after the American Idol tour ended in Singapore.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Attendance (percentage)
July 14, 2004 Salt Lake City United States Delta Center 45.4%
July 16, 2004 Portland Rose Garden Arena 54.1%
July 17, 2004 Everett Everett Events Center 51.9%
July 21, 2004 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 47.7%
July 22, 2004 Milwaukee Bradley Center 53.3%
July 25, 2004 Moline MARK of the Quad Cities 40.0%
July 27, 2004 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena 62.3%
July 28, 2004 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 48.4%
July 29, 2004 Cleveland CSU Convocation Center 60.1%
July 31, 2004 Columbus Schottenstein Center 47.1%
August 1, 2004 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse 27.4%
August 3, 2004 Evansville Roberts Stadium 31.5%
August 4, 2004 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 28.5%
August 5, 2004 Chicago United Center 61.9%
August 7, 2004 Omaha Qwest Center Omaha 39.1%
August 10, 2004 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie 49.1%
August 11, 2004 New Orleans New Orleans Arena 72.5%
August 13, 2004 North Little Rock Alltel Arena 41.8%
August 14, 2004 Nashville Gaylord Entertainment Center 47.9%
August 15, 2004 Atlanta Philips Arena 73.9%
August 17, 2004 Sunrise Office Depot Center 56.4%
August 18, 2004 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 49.5%
August 20, 2004 Columbia Colonial Center 46.6%
August 21, 2004 Winston-Salem LJVM Coliseum 60.4%
August 22, 2004 Washington, D.C. MCI Center 73.6%
August 24, 2004 Worcester Worcester's Centrum Centre 77.0%
August 27, 2004 Philadelphia Wachovia Center 61.8%
August 28, 2004 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 72.7%
August 29, 2004 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena 76.3%
August 31, 2004 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum 82.1%
September 2, 2004 Albany Pepsi Arena 52.1%
September 4, 2004 Wilkes-Barre Wachovia Arena 68.5%
September 5, 2004 Hershey Giant Center 65.9%
September 9, 2004 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena 34.0%
September 10, 2004 Reading Sovereign Center 81.9%
September 11, 2004 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena 79.5%
September 12, 2004 Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center 60.0%
September 14, 2004 Buffalo HSBC Arena 81.0%
September 15, 2004 Ottawa Canada Corel Centre 57.9%
September 16, 2004 Toronto Air Canada Centre 57.1%
September 18, 2004 Ashwaubenon United States Resch Center 52.3%
September 19, 2004 St. Louis Savvis Center 47.6%
September 23, 2004 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond 55.5%
September 24, 2004 Bakersfield Centennial Garden 64.3%
September 25, 2004 Fresno Save Mart Center 51.9%
September 26, 2004 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose 60.9%
September 28, 2004 Honolulu Blaisdell Center 100%
September 29, 2004 100%
September 30, 2004 100%
October 5, 2004 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium


Despite having three sell-out shows in Hawaii, the attendances for most of the shows were significantly lower than the first two tours. Average number of tickets sold fell by 40% compared to Season 1 and 48% compared to Season 2. Excluding Singapore (where the attendance numbered around 7000), a total of 258,577 tickets were sold, grossing $11,400,424 according to Billboard.[7]

Tour summary

  • Number of shows - 50 (3 sold out)
  • Total gross - $11,400,424 (49 shows)
  • Total attendance - 258,577 (49 shows)
  • Average attendance - 5,277 (60%)
  • Average ticket price - $44.09


  1. ^ Fantasia Gets Standing O, JPL A Wanted Man, Huff Tackles Darkness At 'Idols' Launch
  2. ^ American Idols Live tour canvasses the U.S. this summer
  3. ^ 'Idol' Tour To Feature Hits By Outkast, Alicia Keys, Beyonce
  4. ^ American Idol headed to Singapore
  5. ^ 'Idol' Runner-Up DeGarmo Injured After Falling During Tour
  6. ^ Tamyra Gray Joins 'Idol' Tour
  7. ^ 'American Idol' by the numbers
Preceded by
Season 2 (2003)
American Idols LIVE! Tour
Season 3 (2004)
Succeeded by
Season 4 (2005)
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