Top finalists from the hit television show take the Arena stage on September 2nd

This summer, AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! will give fans the unique opportunity to be up-close-and-personal with their favorite Idol finalists, including Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine. The 2012 summer tour, presented by CHIPS AHOY! and RITZ, will bring your favorite stars to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, September 2nd at  7:00pm.    
Tickets are $71.00 and $61.00 and go on sale Friday, May 11th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, May 12th at 10:00am, subject to availability.
Iain Pirie, President of 19 Entertainment, stated, “Every year we are amazed at the extraordinary wealth of untapped talent that is discovered on American Idol and we couldn’t be happier with this season’s Top 10 contestants. We are truly excited to bring our contestants on tour across America directly to our fans’ hometowns.”
The American Idol season finale will air on FOX on May 23rd but the fan-favorites will continue on with the 2012 live tour. Past tours have featured stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, David Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery and many more. Log on to for a full list of dates and links.
As presenting sponsors of the AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour 2012, CHIPS AHOY! and RITZ are thrilled to bring the excitement of the tour to their fans in a number of unique ways, from cookie and cracker coupons to a one-of-a-kind consumer promotions. The U.S. Air Force Reserve is an associate sponsor.
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 5th best venue in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.