Portland added to ‘American Idol’ tour stops


PORTLAND — Season nine’s Top 10 “American Idol” finalists will take the stage Sept. 16 at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Performing will be contestants Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 26.

The “American Idol Live! Tour 2010,” promoted by Live Nation, will kick off on July 1 in Detroit and make 50 stops at a mix of top arenas and amphitheaters across North America, ending in Portland.

“Each of the Idols have the chance to meet the people that voted for them and perform at incredible venues all over America, another special moment in their developing careers,” said Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of “American Idol.”

Tickets are $70.50, $50.50 and $40.50. Tickets are available at the Cumberland County Civic box office, by calling 800-745-3000 and at AmericanIdol.com or LiveNation.com.