Here's where you can see Maddie Poppe on tour
American Idol finalist Maddie Poppe visits her hometown of Clarksville, Iowa. Courtney Crowder, email@example.com
UPDATE: Maddie Poppe will return home on Aug. 25 to play a free show in Cedar Rapids. The concert comes is part of the city’s Market After Dark series.
Maddie Poppe is going on tour, but she won't be swinging through Iowa.
Poppe and the entire "American Idol" top seven will hit the road this summer with season eight winner Kris Allen, whose song "Live Like We're Dying" hit the charts in 2009. In Real Life, the winners of ABC's reality show "Boy Band," will also join the group on the road.
The "American Idol Live! 2018" tour will feature performances by Cade Foehner, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Michael J. Woodard, and the happy couple of the hour, Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson.
The Iowa native has been a fan favorite with her folksy vocals and became this season's winner of the reality singing competition revived by ABC in March. USA TODAY
The tour will touch down in more than 40 cities, but neither Des Moines nor Cedar Rapids are on that list.
The closest stop to Des Moines is Omaha's Orpheum Theater, which, at just around 150 miles away, is about a two-hour drive. Hotels in Omaha average about $100 a night.
Other cities include:
- Uptown Theater in Kansas City: 197 miles away, just under a 3-hour drive
- State Theatre in Minneapolis: 244 miles away, a 3 ½-hour drive.
- Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota: 283 miles away, just over a 4-hour drive.
- The Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois (basically Chicago): 326 miles away, about a 5-hour drive.
- Fox Theatre in St. Louis: 346 miles away, a 5 ½-hour drive.
- Riverside Theater in Milwaukee: 374 miles away, an about 5 ½-hour drive.
- Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis: 476 miles away, an about 7-hour drive.
- Paramount Theater in Denver: 670 miles away, an about 9 ½-hour drive.
- Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino in Deadwood, South Dakota: 664 miles away, an about 9 ½-hour drive.
Or you can skip the Midwest and plan a vacation to see Poppe and the rest of the Idols. Head to California, where the tour will make 10 stops, or to Texas or Pennsylvania, where the tour is scheduled to perform three different times.
The show promises to bring "your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can't miss," according to a news release.
Tickets, which are on sale now, range in price from $29.50-$75 and are available at AmericanIdolLive.com.
VIP Packages that include premium seats, behind-the-scenes access to the contestants, exclusive merchandise and an "intimate two-song performance" with the Top 7 are also available. The three VIP packages — Hot Seat, Premium and Front Row — range in price from $195-$495.