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American Idols LIVE! Tour 2003

American Idols LIVE! Tour 2003
Clockwise from top right - Kimberly Caldwell, Julia DeMato, Kimberley Locke, Rickey Smith, Charles Grigsby, Carmen Rusmusen, Trenyce
Center - Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken
Tour by American Idol
Start date July 8, 2003
End date August 31, 2003
Shows 41
Box office US$15.6 million
American Idol concert chronology
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2002
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2003
American Idols LIVE! Tour 2004

American Idols Live! Tour 2003 was a summer concert tour featuring 9 of the top 12 contestants of the second season of American Idol, which aired in 2003. Josh Gracin was unable to participate in the tour as he was recalled to his unit in the U.S. Marines, and Corey Clark was barred from participating due to his failure to reveal his Misdemeanor arrest.[1] Corey Clark was replaced by Charles Grigsby for the tour, but the show producers opted not to replace Josh Gracin with twelfth-placed finisher Vanessa Olivarez.

Following the success of the first concert tour of 2002, the tour was expanded to 41 dates.[2][3] The tour was sponsored by Kellogg's Pop-Tarts.[4]


9 of Top 12
Ruben Studdard (winner) Clay Aiken (2nd place)
Kimberley Locke (3rd place)
Carmen Rasmusen (6th place) Kimberly Caldwell (7th place)
Rickey Smith (8th place) Julia DeMato (10th place)
Charles Grigsby (11th place)

Show overview

The show had the similar structure as that of the previous season, with the first half being entirely solos performed by contestants in elimination order, and the second half consisting of performances in groups and some solos. There was however more varied ensemble singing with a number of duets and a few trios introduced.



Additional notes

  • Ruben Studdard performed either "Can I Get Your Attention" or "No Ruben" at different shows.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Attendance (percentage)
July 8, 2003 Saint Paul United States Xcel Energy Center 79.4%
July 9, 2003 Chicago United Center 87.1%
July 11, 2003 Columbus Nationwide Arena 82.2%
July 12, 2003 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse 59.1%
July 13, 2003 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 66.34%
July 15, 2003 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena 77.6%
July 16, 2003 Wilkes-Barre First Union Arena 87.7%
July 18, 2003 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 100%
July 19, 2003 Buffalo HSBC Arena 73.9%
July 20, 2003 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 100%
July 22, 2003 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 00%
July 23, 2003 Cleveland United States CSU Convocation Center 100%
July 25, 2003 Worcester Worcester's Centrum Centre 100%
July 26, 2003 100%
July 27, 2003 Philadelphia First Union Center 100%
July 28, 2003 Washington, D.C. MCI Center 100%
July 30, 2003 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena 100%
July 31, 2003 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum 100%
August 1, 2003 100%
August 2, 2003 Providence Dunkin Donuts Center 100%
August 4, 2003 Albany Pepsi Arena 100%
August 5, 2003 Richmond Richmond Coliseum 84.1%
August 6, 2003 Raleigh RBC Center 100%
August 8, 2003 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum 100%
August 9, 2003 Atlanta Philips Arena 100%
August 10, 2003 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre 90.5%
August 12, 2003 Sunrise Office Depot Center 80.5%
August 13, 2003 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum 98.4%
August 15, 2003 Birmingham BJCC Arena 100%
August 16, 2003 Memphis Pyramid Arena 60.7%
August 17, 2003 St. Louis Savvis Center 67.3%
August 19, 2003 Dallas American Airlines Center 55.5%
August 20, 2003 Houston Compaq Center 52.2%
August 21, 2003 Oklahoma City Ford Center 47.7%
August 23, 2003 Salt Lake City Delta Center 63.7%
August 24, 2003 Boise Pavilion at BSU 41.5%
August 26, 2003 Seattle KeyArena 87.9%
August 27, 2003 Portland Rose Garden Arena 62.2%
August 28, 2003 Sacramento Arco Arena 78.6%
August 30, 2003 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose 100%
August 31, 2003 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond 100%


This tour was an even greater success than the first one with sell-out shows in many cities.[5] In total 411,005 tickets were sold, yielding a gross total of $15,977,802 as reported by Billboard, nearly doubling that of Season 1 tour.[6]

Tour summary

  • Number of shows - 41 (19 sold out)
  • Total gross - $15,977,802
  • Total attendance - 411,005
  • Average attendance - 10,025 (85%)
  • Average ticket price - $38.87
  • Highest gross - Detroit, Michigan - $545,543
  • Lowest gross - Boise, Idaho - $121,455
  • Highest attendance - Charlotte, North Carolina - 14,645 (100%)
  • Lowest attendance - Boise, Idaho - 2,905 (41.5%)


  1. ^ 'American Idol' finalist Josh Gracin recalled to Marine duty, leaves live tour [[1]
  2. ^ Tour itinerary shapes up for 'American Idol' finalists
  3. ^ On the 'American Idol' tour
  4. ^ Pop-Tarts Offer American Idol Fans Exclusive Opportunity
  5. ^ 'American Idol 2' live tour outselling 'Idol 1' tour
  6. ^ 'American Idol' by the numbers
Preceded by
Season 1 (2002)
American Idols LIVE! Tour
Season 2 (2003)
Succeeded by
Season 3 (2004)
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