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The Tour: American Idol Live! No Longer Presented By Pop-Tarts!


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Years ago, the Idol Tour on Long Island would be held at the Nassau Coliseum and would sell out the 13,000 - 14,000 seats.  I went to every concert beginning with Season 2 (only because I was moving the weekend of Season 1).  The final year I went was the year of Kris Allen/Adam Lambert.  After that I had no more interest in the contestants.  This year their Long Island venue has a seating capacity of 1800.  I, for one, will not be in one of those seats. 

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On 5/9/2018 at 10:46 AM, Koalagirl said:

 The final year I went was the year of Kris Allen/Adam Lambert.  After that I had no more interest in the contestants.  

How funny, the last one I went to was lambert/allen as well. After that I wasn't interested. I'm from Long Island, but moved to Texas and went there in Dallas, at this ginormous place- The Amerian Airlines Center. This year it's at a much smaller venu. I'm gonna go. Wanted from row seats, but would never pay $500 for them. Luckily I got the 3rd row, $100 each. Only because someone I know loves Michael, so I thought it'd be a good gift. 

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Went to the concert when Phillip Phillips won in 2012. Venue was the All State Arena in Rosemont, IL. Venue had seats for over 8,300 people and they had an 88% sell rate. That year they were performing in venues that had seats for between 4,000 and 9,000 people. Attendance really fell off the following year, and for the 2014 and 2015 tours they were only playing in venues with between 1,000 and 3,000 seats and not even selling out those.

This year, the Chicago area venue is the Rosemont Theater. The venue has seats for 4,400 people. Compared to when I went in 2012, tickets then were $25 - balcony, front row overlooking the stage. Similar seats at the Rosemont Theater are $27.50 for this year's concert (most expensive ticket is $273).

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This foreshortened season had no drama,  no rivalries,  no show shenanigans (Where was "The Huff"?!), and thus no real time to build up loyalties/fanbases. Nothing like the weekly magazine covers of Season Two, or the polarizing of Season Eight. 

Viewers loved and miss the acerbic Simon,  and, if we're being honest, for me (for you), we miss the bad and/or OTT auditions! 

We miss exceptional talent,  too. 

This tour will be lucky to sell out 1500 seats.  

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