The post-season summer tour of American Idol has been a staple of the show since it first launched in 2002. Unfortunately for fans this year, Idol has cancelled what would have been the 15th and last summer tour.
Season 15 sixth-place finisher Tristan McIntoshÂ revealed the news when she responded to a fan on Twitter, saying that the top five finalists would not be hitting the road this year.
CORE Media, the parent company of 19 Entertainment, which manages the Idols’ careers and recordings, later confirmed that a tour would not take place.
“The American Idol Live Tour has historically been an integral part of celebrating the seasons’ contestants and also garnering excitement for summer auditions for the upcoming season,” CORE media said in a statement. “This year’s Idol finale celebrates the past 15 seasons, the amazingly talented participants, and the millions of fans whoâ€™ve helped make American Idol the legendary program and brand it is today. It will be so memorable and meaningful and we’ve chosen to end it on that note.”
The American Idol two-night finale will take place next week on Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7, in whichÂ the 15th — and final — winner will be announced.