KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The 2010 American Idol Live Tour is shortening its tour and short changing some fans, including those Kansas City. The concert promoter, Live Nation, officially canceled eight shows this week. The list includes the local show scheduled for Friday, August 27.
Kansas City, Omaha, Toronto, Buffalo, Cleveland, Winnipeg and Portland, Ore. and Portland, Maine have been cut. Shows have been moved up in cities such as Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis; Chicago; and Toledo, Ohio. The 38 city tour will now end August 31, instead of September 16, as planned.
Industry experts suggest that waning interest in this past season, not just the economy, might be to blame for poor ticket sales in select markets.