After weeks of vague commercials and speculation, we now have most of the details about the upcoming The Voice summer tour, which was officially unveiled today.
All three Season 5 finalists – winner Tessanne Chin (Team Adam), runner-up Jacquie Lee (Team Christina) and second runner-up Will Champlin (Team Adam) – will participate, as will Season 1 runner-up Dia Frampton (Team Blake).
A fifth alumni will be added to the tour next month “by America via social media,” specifics of which were not disclosed.
After the three finalists from the currently airing Season 6 are named, those three artists will also join the tour. Season 6 is slated to end on May 20.
The 31-stop tour begins on June 21 and ends on August 2nd; tickets for all dates except the Indio, CA stop go on sale this Thursday at 10 AM local time via thevoice.com/tour. Here’s a list of all the stops and show dates that have been announced:
San Antonio, TX
Grand Prairie, TX
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Bayou Music Center
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Atlantic City, NJ
The Mark Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal
New York, NY
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Niagara Falls, NY
Seneca Niagara Events Center
The Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Playhouse Square – State Theatre
Masonic Temple Theatre
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Milwaukee Riverside Theater
St. Louis, MO
Peabody Opera House
Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Fantasy Springs Resort Special Events Center
San Diego, CA
San Diego Civic Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
San Jose, CA
City National Civic
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Die-hard fans of the show will know that this is the second time that a concert tour has been launched for the Emmy-winning reality competition. The Voice Live on Tour was a limited tour that played after Season 1 of the show, featuring that season’s finalists and semifinalists (including Dia Frampton). The tour was quietly dropped sometime between then and the conclusion of Season 2 with low ticket sales cited as the reason.
What do you think of a revived Voice tour? Will you go? Do you believe it’s fair to determine the one alumni spot via social media? Let us know your thoughts on the announcement in the comments.
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