‘American Idol’ Summer Tour Down To Top 5 Only
Sad news: Only the Top 5 of American Idol Season 14 will be touring this summer. Billboard confirmed the rumors today, after Jeffrey Seavey, father of eliminated contestant Daniel Seavey, responded to questions on Twitter.
This is yet another blow to the once lucrative tour for FOX’s venerable franchise. After the Phillip Phillips-powered tour of 2012, the tour has been nothing but bad news. In 2013, ticket sales dipped dramatically to almost empty venues and in 2014 the tour stopped using a live band. And now this. Only five contestants. Might as well pack it up. This looks like one of those low-budget Christmas tours some of the Idols setup on their own a few years ago. In fact, it’s exactly like the tour the eliminated contestants this year are organizing.
Tickets go on sale April 17.