It’s not a secret that American Idol is popular and has been since the series premiered in 2002. Idol has had its ups and downs, but it’s still one of the highest rated series on television, even after 10 years.
Just as popular is the summer tour that runs after each season. Regardless of how the season’s finalists ultimately do in the music industry after their time on Idol, it’s pretty much guaranteed that they have fans who want to see their favorite finalist at least one more time.
The first round of tickets went on sale the weekend before last, so I decided to look into how well the tour has done. It turns out that tickets have sold very well indeed. In fact, Idol is by far the best-selling concert tour for May on our exchange. A vast majority of Idols tickets that have sold thus far – over 62% – were bought on the week of the 8th. Last week, sales slowed down but continued at a fair clip nonetheless.
So just who is going to American Idols Live? Here’s a map of ticket buyers by region.