Tuesday, May 25, 2010

American Idol Live! Tour 2010 Tickets are NOW on Sale!!! Get them HERE!

The Top 10 finalists Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Lee DeWyze, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, and Tim Urban will hit the road this summer on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2010.

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America’s #1 show will make 49 stops this summer at a mix of top arenas and amphitheaters across North America giving fans a chance once again to catch their favorite “Idols” performing live in a town near them. The Live Nation promoted tour begins on July 1st at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit and runs through September 14th in Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center. The complete list of dates is below.

Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of American Idol stated, “We are all looking forward to this year’s American Idol Live! Tour. This is always one of the highlights of the year. Each of the Idols have the chance to meet the people that voted for them and perform at incredible venues all over America, another special moment in their developing careers.”

A limited number of 4-Pack ticket packages will be offered for $75 that includes 4 lawn tickets to participating amphitheaters, while supplies last. Quantities are limited and additional fees may apply.

To purchase tickets and for complete tour information, just click HERE. Event times and dates are subject to change.

Here is the complete set of dates for the 2010 Tour:

DATE CITY VENUE ON SALE TIME
7/1 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills 5/15 10am
7/2 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest 5/15 10am
7/3 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 5/15 10am
7/5 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum 5/15 11am
7/7 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach 5/15 10am
7/10 Atlantic City, NJ Mark G. Etess Arena 5/15 10am
7/11 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 5/15 10am
7/13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 5/15 10am
7/14 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 5/15 10am
7/15 Hershey, PA Giant Center 5/15 10am
7/17 Albany, NY Times Union Center 5/15 10am
7/18 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center 5/15 10am
7/20 Newark, NJ Prudential Center 5/15 10am
7/23 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live 5/15 10am
7/24 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena 5/15 10am
7/25 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 5/15 10am
7/27 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 5/15 10am
7/28 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena 5/15 10am
7/29 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater 5/15 10am
7/31 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena 5/15 10am
8/1 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center 5/15 10am
8/3 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center 5/15 10am
8/4 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum 5/15 10am
8/7 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion 5/15 11am
8/8 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 5/15 10am
8/9 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 5/15 noon
8/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center 5/15 noon
8/13 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 5/15 10am
8/14 Mountainview, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountainview 5/15 10am
8/16 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 5/15 10am
8/17 Anaheim, CA Honda Center 5/15 10am
8/18 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena 5/15 10am
8/20 Seattle, WA Key Arena 5/15 10am
8/21 Portland, OR Rose Garden 5/15 10am
8/23 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre 5/15 10am
8/25 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 5/15 10am
8/26 Omaha, NE Qwest Center 5/14 11am
8/27 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 5/15 10am
8/29 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 5/15 10am
8/30 Chicago, IL United Center 5/15 noon
8/31 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena 5/15 noon
9/2 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center 5/14 10am
9/3 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center 5/15 10am
9/4 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse 5/15 noon
9/7 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre 5/15 10am
9/10 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 5/15 10am
9/11 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 5/15 10am
9/13 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard 5/15 10am
9/14 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center 5/15 10am

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“To all my hometown people – thank you. I know they’re rooting for me like crazy and voting their butts off, so I owe them a huge thank you. I’ll never be able to show it enough. Even saying thank you a million times wouldn't be enough. I am excited to go home and see my fans, and I am excited to smell that Texas air again. It sounds stupid, but that's going be one of the best things for me.”


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Friday, May 21, 2010

Casey James compares ‘American Idol’ to winning the lottery

Casey James compares ‘American Idol’ to winning the lottery
May 20, 9:19 AM TV Examiner Jackie Kass
Casey James compares American Idol to winning the lottery

Casey James was voted off American Idol last night, but he has no regrets. In fact, he compared his time on Idol to winning the lottery. “Winning $10 million in a lottery or $100 million, it can’t be bad,” he said. James referred to the fact that his life will be forever changed due to the exposure he received on American Idol. Below is a list of other third place finishers, many of whom have found success during their post-Idol careers:

* Season 1: Nikki McKibbin – Debut album: Unleashed
* Season 2: Kimberly Locke – Debut album: One Love
* Season 3: Jasmine Trias – Debut album: Jasmine Trias
* Season 4: Vonzell "Baby V" Solomon - My Struggle
* Season 5: Elliott Yamin – Debut album: Elliott Yamin
* Season 6: Melinda Doolittle – Debut album: Coming Back To You
* Season 7: Syesha Mercado
* Season 8: Danny Gokey – Debut album: My Best Days
* Season 9: Casey James

Of all the third place American Idol finishers, Kimberly Locke, Elliott Yamin, Melinda Doolittle and Danny Gokey have experienced the greatest degrees of success. Elliott Yamin’s album debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at #3, selling 90,000 copies in its first week. It was certified gold on October 12, 2007. Plus, on the Billboard.com's end of decade charts, Elliott Yamin's self-titled debut album was placed at #39 on the top independent albums of the decade list. Danny Gokey released his debut album just two months ago and he is currently the opening act on Sugarland’s Incredible Machine tour. Kimberly Locke was the first artist signed to Randy Jackson’s dance music label, Dream Merchant 21. Her latest single Strobelight continues to do well on iTunes. Melinda Doolittle’s debut album has sold over 53,000 copies. So even though he came in third place on season nine of American Idol, Casey James has a tremendous chance of securing a recording contract and launching a successful career. It’s just like winning the lottery.

Casey James reflects on his American Idol experience with good memories. “At first, I had no expectations of getting past the stadium. You make it past that level and you want to go to the next level and so on and so forth. It really sinks in when you go back home. You realize this is so much more than anything you ever expected,” James said. Fans should not be disappointed about his elimination. Casey James will be back in the spotlight very soon.



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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Casey James sings "OK It’s Alright With Me” on American Idol Top 3 Show

Casey James sings "OK It’s Alright With Me” by Eric Hutchinson on the American Idol Season 9 Top 3 Showdown. Idols sang two songs tonight, this one of his own choosing and one judge's pick.



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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Casey James sings "Daughters" on American Idol Top 3 Show

Casey James sings "Daughters” by John Mayer on the American Idol Season 9 Top 3 Showdown. Idols sang two songs tonight, one of their own choosing and one judge's pick. Kara DioGuardia and Randy Jackson choose the John Mayer song for Casey.



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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Casey James 1st Performance in Millsap, Texas

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This is the first song American Idol Top 3 finalist Casey James played when he came to play at his high school in Millsap, TX on May 15, 2010. Casey does a beautiful rendition of Ian Moore's "Blue Sky"



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Monday, May 17, 2010

Casey Performs at Millsap High School

MILLSAP, Texas - American Idol Top 3 'country boy' Casey James gave a soulful performance in Millsap this weekend. FOX 4 photojournalist, Nune Tarango, captured it all. Take a look.




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Sunday, May 16, 2010

American Idol Top 3 'Judges' Choice' Picks

By M.S. Chloe

Friday was 'Homecoming Day' for the American Idol Top 3 contestants. During this whirl-wind meet-the-fans/media blitz - which included parades, singing of "The National Anthem", interviews and their first chance to sing original songs for their fans - Crystal Bowersox, Casey James and Lee DeWyze learned what song the judges have picked for them to perform this Tuesday.

This week, the Top 3 will perform 2 songs. One will be the judges' choice and the other is the finalist's choice.

Ellen Degeneres picked "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney for Crystal.

Casey James will be singing "Daughters" by John Mayer, chosen by Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardia.

Simon Cowell picked "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen for Lee to perform. Tim Urban already sang it this season and Jason Castro gave a great performance of Jeff Buckley's version of "Hallelujah" during Season 7. (It's on Jason Castro's new album...you gotta get it!)

So you don't have to go searching around, I've included the videos below.

"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney:


"Daughters" by John Mayer


"Hallelujah", as made famous by Jeff Buckley:


...and Jason Castro, "Hallelujah" unplugged:




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Casey James Live on the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show

American Idol Season 9 Top 3 finalist Casey James stops by the Kidd Kraddick Morning Radio Show during his whirl-wind visit home to Texas.




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Saturday, May 15, 2010

American Idol's Casey James homecoming videos!!!

Check out the 5 videos below of American Idol Season 9's Top 3 contestant Casey James. Including Casey's arrival, interviews, and inside his school.

Casey's Arrival:


Casey James Interview, part 1:


Casey James Interview, Part 2:


Casey James Interview, Part 3:


Inside Casey's school:


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Cool Enough for School: Casey James' Texas-Sized Welcome in Dallas-Fort Worth

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO GAUGE how excited Casey James' hometown is about his success on "American Idol," look no further than Milsap High School, where the Cool, Texas, native spent his formative years.

His former theater teacher, Jerra Lewis, showed reporter Fil Alvarado of Fox 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth around what some students have referred to as her "shrine" to Casey.

And the community appears to be getting into the act, too.

"Our parents are learning how to text now," student Allie Megard, clad in a "The future Mrs. Casey James" t-shirt, told Alvarado. "If you've got a cell phone, you're voting for Casey James."

Better watch out, Allie. Kara DioGuardi might have something to say about your marital prospects.



The media appearances came hot and heavy. He spent his morning with the folks at Fox 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, where the home page now proudly sports a "Casey" tab. On the immediately insufferable "Good Day" show, screeching fans held up double-sided signs that said, alternately, "Casey Is Cool" and "Casey Is Hot."

Casey is also asked the awkward relationship question, and he reveals he's single. He also talks about his basset hounds, mustard and his job as a cook at Kentucky Fried Chicken. A warning: the anchors in the clip below are so perky, they make Katie Couric seem like Brit Hume.



The Weatherford Democrat says Casey will perform his mini-concert at 4 p.m. in the Fort Worth Stock Yards. According to the Dallas Morning News, he'll also sing at the opening night of the Wildflower! Festival at 9:35 p.m. Friday, opening for the B-52's. Which should be really! neat.


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Friday, May 14, 2010

Casey James and Michael Lynche sing “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman”

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Casey James and Michael Lynche sing a duet of Bryan Adams' “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman” from the movie Don Juan DeMarco on the American Idol Season 9 Top 4 show.


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