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"Idol" Tix Are Idle

8/25/2006 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"American Idol" is the hottest TV show in the country, hopefuls line up by the thousands to try out and fans snatch up millions of copies of the winners' albums. But apparently all those same peeps are fickle when it comes to running out to see them live.
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The "American Idols Live" tour arrives in Los Angeles on Saturday and tickets are still available on In fact, they are not only not sold out - they are going for below face value on Craigslist.

Ticket holders are selling good floor seats at up to 40% below cost, with some tix going for as low as $20. A total steal especially considering concert tickets for true music idols, like Madonna, can go for as much as $350.

This is just the latest in a string of bad luck for the "Idol" contestants
. Earlier this summer Katharine McPhee revealed she had struggled with bulimia and then disappointed fans when she was unable to start the tour due to severe bronchitis and laryngitis. Once she joined the group she fractured her foot on stage. And just recently "Idol" winner Taylor Hicks sued an ex-producer for attempting to sell two of his songs on iTunes.

With the new "Idol" season contestant search on the way and their fame slipping faster than Tara Reid's breast on the red carpet, fans better hurry and catch Ace, Bucky and Mandisa (remember them?) before they fade back into obscurity.


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That's because people tune it to see horrible singing and to laugh at Simon telling them they suck. Without Simon who gives a sh*t.

2979 days ago


its sold out in most venues , just not in LA where no one cares about stars. THis tour shouldnt even stop in LA because the show was there all year. Don't paint the whole tour with this brush.

2979 days ago


Better start checking your facts about uh.......simply everything! You gave wrong impressions all the way around on everything about the Idol tour.

2978 days ago


This tour has been sold out in almost every venue - 16 tour dates were added and the show this year has produced the most artists ever likely to stand the test of time in the music industry - with Taylor, Chris and Elliott. Why paint the tour as a failure?

2978 days ago


Now why isn't this available in Texas where the prices are so outrageous for good seats? And why wasn't this information available sooner???? I would have flown into LA for good tickets! Argh!

2978 days ago


That didn't appear to be the case in Nashville. That place was packed (at least as far as I could see)...and the concert was was the afterconcert concert by Taylor's group LMBO.

2974 days ago

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